Policy Update

Dutch CSOs call for an increase of the Dutch commitment to the Global Fund

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, Aidsfonds and 9 other civil society organizations* addressed the Dutch Minister for Trade and Development Cooperation, Sigrid Kaag, in a joint letter urging her to increase the Dutch contribution to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (the Global Fund) by 20% for the period 2020-2022. 

In this letter, the 11 co-signing organisations note that the the Global Fund is a unique public-private partnership known for its pragmatic and impact-driven approach in eliminating the three diseases. The Global Fund aims for a minimum of US$14 billion for its work to end the tuberculosis, AIDS, and malaria epidemics. 

In March, 2019, Peter Sands, Director of the Global Fund, visited the Netherlands to advocate for an ambitious contribution by the Dutch government ahead of the 2019 Replenishment Conference, which will be hosted by President Macron and will take place in Lyon, France, on October 10, later this year. 

The letter is occasioned by the reaction to the Global Fund Investment case prepared by several Dutch NGOs. 

*KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, Aidsfonds, AFEW International, Cordaid, International Civil Society Support (ICSS), Mainline, PSI, The ONE Campaign, Hivos, Wemos and Rutgers

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