Secretary of State John Kerry announced today at the United Nations General Assembly meeting that the next replenishment meeting of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria will be held in Washington D.C. around World AIDS Day in December.
With the United Kingdom’s recent announcement that they will double their current commitment to the Global Fund by contributing $1.61 billion over the next three years, there’s great momentum and promise going into the organization’s fourth replenishment period. The Global Fund aims to secure $15 billion in contributions for operations for 2014-2016.
“Investing in global health is our shared priority,” said Dr. Nafsiah Mboi, Chair of the Board of the Global Fund in a statement. “In hosting this 2013 replenishment conference the United States reaffirms its confidence in the Global Fund. This is a critical moment, when we must act decisively to defeat these diseases, and we are grateful for this act of leadership towards achievement of a shared goal.”
The U.S. announced a request for $1.65 billion for the Global Fund earlier this year – by far the largest potential annual contribution to the organization that provides antiretroviral therapy to 5.3 million and has detected and treated 11 million cases of tuberculosis since its inception in 2002.