Germany increases Global Fund contributions by 18% to US$1.1 billion
During the Group of Seven (G7) Summit in Biarritz, France, Chancellor Angela Merkel announced Germany’s pledge of €1 billion (US$1.1 billion) to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria (Global Fund) for the replenishment period 2020-2022, an increase of 18% from the previous pledge.
France will host the Global Fund’s sixth replenishment pledging conference in Lyon on October 9-10, 2019. The Conference is aimed at further mobilizing efforts to end the epidemics of AIDS, Malaria, and Tuberculosis by 2030, in line with the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Global Fund seeks to raise at least US$14 billion for the upcoming three years (2020-2022) in order to help save sixteen million lives, cut the mortality rate from HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria in half, and build stronger health systems by 2023.
Germany is the fourth-largest donor of the Global Fund.