ONE responds to the EU’s commitment to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria
Biarritz – Today before the opening of G7 summit in Biarritz, President Tusk made a political commitment to contribute 550 million EUR to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, an increase of 16% in comparison to the previous pledge. This amount will go towards the Global Fund’s target of USD 14 billion. If reached this will help save 16 million lives over the next three years.
Friederike Röder, EU and France Director at ONE, said:
“Today, about 1,000 young women will be infected with HIV but thanks to the EU’s support for the Global Fund’s life-saving work, we are one step closer to reaching the global fund replenishment target and put an end to pandemics like HIV, TB or malaria.
This year could be a turning point in the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria but this will only possible if all donors get together to go the extra mile ahead of the Global Fund’s replenishment conference in Lyon. We need to move fast to put an end to the diseases for good. The EU’s commitment sends a clear message to other donors in Biarritz to step up the fight now.”