Briefing: Stepping up UK leadership to end epidemics through partnership with the Global Fund To Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, May 2022
STOPAIDS and other organisations have produced a briefing asking the UK to step up it’s leadership to end epidemics through investing in the Global Fund To Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria.
The target for the Global Fund’s Seventh Replenishment is to raise at least US$18 billion to get the world back on track toward ending HIV, TB and malaria, and to build resilient and sustainable systems for health and strengthen pandemic preparedness, thereby making the world more equitable and safer from future threats.
To meet this goal, the Global Fund are asking all donors to increase their pledges in national currency by 30%. In the UK a 30% increase to the UK’s contribution of £1.4bn in the 6th replenishment equates to approximately £1.8 billion. This investment of £600 million per year would help to save 2.6 million lives between 2024 and 2026 and avert more than 59 million infections or cases.
This is a big ask for the international community however the choice is stark: either increase funding for the Global Fund by at least 30% above what was raised at the 6th replenishment, or we abandon UN Sustainable Development Goal 3 target of defeating these pandemics by 2030 and leave us less prepared to respond to new threats. Read the full briefing here and the summary briefing here.