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Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

One of the global objectives laid down in the Millennium Declaration is to fight HIV/AIDS, malaria and other communicable diseases. In New York in June 2001, the UN General Assembly Special Session on HIV and AIDS therefore decided to set up a global fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, known as the "Global Fund" for short. The three diseases it is meant to fight are among the most widespread infectious diseases worldwide.

The objective to halt the spread of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, and to eradicate these global epidemics by 2030, was also adopted in September 2015 as Goal 3.3 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The Fund provides financing for national measures to control the three diseases and for strengthening health systems. It also promotes government ownership, civil society and private sector involvement as well as results-based and gender-related measures to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

Since 2002, the Fund has made a total of 30 billion US dollars available worldwide for some 1,000 programmes in more than 140 countries. These funds have given some 9.2 million people access to antiretroviral drugs against AIDS; 15.1 million people have been treated for tuberculosis. Around 659 million mosquito nets have been distributed. The most recent Global Fund replenishment conference took place in autumn 2016. At the conference, donors pledged 12.9 billion US dollars for the period from 2017 to 2019.

Germany has committed more than 2.5 billion US dollars for the Fund since it was set up in 2002. Germany's current contribution of 800 million euros for the period from 2017 to 2019 makes it the Global Fund's fourth largest donor. Since September 2012, the Federal Republic of Germany has had its own seat on the board of the Fund.

The German government is committed to ensuring that the Global Fund is an efficient and effective institution. Germany played a critical role in helping the Global Fund overcome the crisis of confidence and of management of recent years, and make its work more transparent.

In the future, the Global Fund will put an even stronger focus on the poorest countries with the greatest needs. And, in individual country programmes, more consideration will be given to how effectively previous grants have been used, what risks have been identified with regard to disbursement and use of funds, and what financial resources partner countries themselves have been able to mobilise. In future, a strategic focus of the Fund will be on strengthening health systems.

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The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Chemin de Blandonnet 8
1214 Vernier

Phone: +41 / 22 / 7 91 17 00
Fax: +41 / 22 / 7 91 17 01


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