Italy increases Global Fund contribution by 15%

On November 15, 2022, Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni announced a €185 million ($185 million) pledge to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) for 2023-2025 at the G20 summit in Bali.

The new pledge represents a 15% increase from Italy's previous commitment of €160 million (US$160 million) in 2019. During the announcement, Meloni emphasized the need to address issues that were overlooked during the COVID-19 pandemic, and shared that the government was considering an additional increase to Italy's contribution to the Global Fund.

Meloni also applauded the progress states had made in responding the COVID-19, while pointing out the need for additional support for global health systems. In particular, she highlighted progress in the form of the World Bank's Financial Intermediary Fund for Pandemic Prevention, Preparedness and Response.

News article– Rainews

Press release – Global Fund