US Delegation at Fifth Replenishment Conference

United States Pledges Millions of Dollars Towards Fighting AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

September 19th, 2016
Vojtech Jirasek, CD News

The Fifth Replenishment Conference will be held this weekend in Montreal, Canada. Its aim is to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. It will bring together many participants from both the public and private sectors from around the world to address these epidemics and invest money in the fight against them. The US delegation has already committed billions of dollars towards achieving this aim.

The conference will take place in Montreal, Canada, between 16th and 17th September. The conference is hosted by the Canadian government and brings donors, multilateral institutions and civil society representatives together with other partners to mobilize financial resources to target eliminating AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

The conference will be hosted by approximately 400 different partners, donors, NGOs, communities affected by HIV, tuberculosis or malaria and representatives from different international organizations, as well as private sector and private foundations. The aim is to end these three epidemics by 2030.

The money gained through the conference will be invested in creating opportunities and breaking down barriers to health care, particularly for women and girls in poor countries. Investing in global health can significantly boost international stability and security as well as creating prosperity, improving well-being and empowering young people as leaders for social change.

The Global Fund partnership has made a great progress in the fight against HIV, tuberculosis and malaria. Since 2002, it has saved 20 million lives. Thanks to the targeted and innovative health programs, most countries have met or exceeded the Millennium Development target of reducing the spread of the three diseases. The Fund aims to save 22 million people by the end of 2016.

The US delegation will attend the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria’s Fifth Replenishment Conference under the leadership of US Deputy Secretary of State Heather Higginbottom. The United States is the biggest donor to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The United States commits up to $4.3 billion to the Global Fund by 2019. The US aims to match one dollar for every two dollars in pledges made by other donors until the end of September 2017.


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