We believe that the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has achieved incredible results since its creation in 2002.
Since that time, the Global Fund has provided AIDS treatment for 5.3 million people, anti-tuberculosis treatment for 11 million people and 340 million insecticide-treated nets for the prevention of malaria.
The Global Fund has become the main financier of over 1000 AIDS, TB and malaria programmes valued at over $22 billion in 151 countries.
We believe we can defeat AIDS, TB and malaria
But only if we make smart and strategic investments towards ensuring universal access to AIDS, TB and Malaria services and treatment. It is therefore urgent that we build on the momentum of prevention and treatment coverage achieved in the past decade and with better prioritization of high-impact interventions, better targeting, use of scientific advances and further efficiencies in service delivery, work towards the elimination of AIDS, TB and malaria. A fully funded and effective Global Fund is critical in achieving this goal.
In advance of the Global Fund Replenishment Conference, scheduled for 3 December 2013 in the United States, we call on all donors and implementing countries to:
- Recommit to the goals of increased strategic investments and scaling up of treatment, prevention, care and support programmes for people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.
- Fully fund the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria by collectively committing at least US$15 billion in this replenishment year in new contributions for 2014-2016.
- Recommit to increased domestic investments targets for health and increased total health expenditure per capita in all countries affected by HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.
We believe that through appropriate levels of investments now, we have an opportunity to defeat these diseases within our lifetime, and to decrease costs over time if we recommit and fully fund the ambitious Strategy of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. This requires the US$15 billion investment in 2013 and ongoing resource mobilization aimed at engaging new donors and innovative financing mechanisms.
We commend all donors and implementing countries who have contributed financially to the work of the Global Fund to date and we call upon you to build the foundation for an AIDS, TB and malaria free world by fully-funding the Global Fund in 2013.
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