UK Gov commits £467 million a year to Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria

On Saturday 29th June, the UK announced a new three-year funding pledge for the Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. The pledge includes funding to provide TB treatment and care for 2.3 million people and provide 120,000 people with treatment for multidrug-resistant TB.

International Development Secretary, Rory Stewart said:

We’re deeply proud of our efforts with the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, but far too many people still die from these diseases.

We’re going to continue to invest in controlling and ultimately ending these diseases, and we will be making sure other countries contribute generously.

These diseases cross borders. Therefore, our support is something that helps the poorest people in the world, but is also something that keeps us safe here at home.

British expertise is at the heart of global efforts to tackle AIDS, TB and malaria.

The new funding agreement, which will average £467 million a year for the next three years, comes with performance expectations around key priorities such as:

  • improving health systems
  • preventing new infections
  • helping the poorest, most vulnerable and marginalised, including women and girls
  • tackling antimicrobial resistance.
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