Today at the Global Fund’s Seventh Replenishment Conference, President Biden announced that the Replenishment Conference has raised $14.25 billion to date, the largest sum ever raised for the Global Fund and one of the largest single fundraisers for the global health of all time.
Over the past 20 years, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) has invested more than $53 billion, saved 44 million lives and cut the combined death rate from HIV, TB and malaria by more than half Low- and middle-income countries in which the Global Fund invests. On September 21, 2022, the United States government and the Global Fund brought together governments, civil society and the private sector at the Global Fund’s Seventh Replenishment Conference in New York to take bold action to fight HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.
Government donors and the private sector have officially pledged their contributions to ensure the Global Fund can continue its lifesaving work. Funds will be used in the 2023-2025 grant cycle to reach over 120 low- and middle-income countries. These investments will improve our global capacity to combat these existing epidemics and build more resilient health systems to be prepared for future health threats and pandemics. This work is also important in preventing and responding to gender-based violence and advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights both in the United States and around the world.
President Biden’s fiscal 2023 budget includes a $2 billion Global Fund request, which is intended to be a first part of a three-year seventh replenishment commitment totaling $6 billion. This demonstrates the United States government’s willingness to match $1 for every $2 contributed by other donors and our firm commitment to saving lives and continuing the fight against HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria. We are working with Congress to build on these longstanding and bipartisan investments.
The United States prides itself on being the largest donor to global health. As we work to end the epidemics of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, we remain committed to strengthening health systems and institutions; promoting global health security; promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights, including maternal, newborn and child health; Closing nutritional gaps and non-communicable diseases; and accelerating efforts towards universal health coverage and the sustainable development agenda. In fiscal year (FY) 2021, the United States provided over $9 billion in support of global health programs, in addition to nearly $16 billion in life-saving COVID-19 health, economic, and humanitarian assistance to our partners fighting this and its virus impact. These funds provide firearms, life-saving supplies to hospitals and assistance that reaches the most marginalized communities.
The US government’s significant investments in these health priorities reflect our commitment to work with partners to strengthen health systems and end these epidemics, including ending HIV here in the United States. At the heart of this work is a focus on equity, which means ensuring that everyone—no matter who they are, who they love, or where they come from—can lead healthy, productive, and fulfilling lives.
Highlights of Global Fund commitments at the Seventh Replenishment Conference
The United States applauds all government donors who have lent a powerful hand to support the Global Fund’s life-saving work. Global core lenders, including Japan ($1.08 billion), Germany (€1.3 billion), the European Commission (€715 million), France (nearly €1.6 billion) and Canada (€1.21 billion USD in Canada), have all increased their commitments since last replenishment. Korea quadrupled its exposure (to $100 million), while Kenya increased its exposure by two-thirds (to $10 million).
Global Fund implementing partner countries also showed up in large numbers and made significant commitments to invest in their own health programs. In an unprecedented show of global solidarity, twenty of the Global Fund’s implementing partners announced commitments for the Seventh Global Fund replenishment, 18 of which are from the African continent.
The private sector is at the heart of the Global Fund’s partnership and has been an important contributor since the Global Fund’s inception. The Global Fund takes private sector innovation and rapidly scales it to accelerate progress in priority areas to fight HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. Since 2002, private sector partners (including corporations, foundations and philanthropists) have committed over US$3.6 billion to the Global Fund. For the seventh replenishment, the Global Fund’s private sector partners committed a total of US$1.23 billion, led by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and (RED).
The full list of commitments is regularly updated on the Global Fund’s website.
The United States is proud to stand with other Global Fund donors to end AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria by 2030. A successful seventh replenishment allows the Global Fund to continue saving lives, reducing deaths from HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, and supporting health systems strengthening.