Global Fund seeks record-high US$14 billion for sixth replenishment
The Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria has announced its fundraising target for its sixth replenishment, outlining how a minimum of US$14 billion is needed to end the epidemics by 2030. This is a 15% increase over the US$12.2 billion raised during the fifth replenishment period. According to the investment case, the international community is now facing a "decisive moment" where scaling up the organization's funding could help save 16 million lives; cut the mortality rate from HIV, TB, and malaria in half; and build stronger health systems by 2023.
The Global Fund argues that its scale, flexibility, and leverage will allow it to use the US$14 billion to catalyze domestic resources and accelerate progress towards universal health coverage. France will host the replenishment conference on October 10, 2019 in Lyon.