The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria is one of the most effective and efficient funding mechanisms for combating these three deadly, yet preventable diseases. Since the Global Fund’s inception in 2002, Canada has played a strong leadership role to support its work, and has been a key investor in the fund. During this time, the Global Fund has made incredible progress, saving some 27 million lives world-wide and helping build stronger, more resilient community-based health systems.
The 6th Replenishment Conference
GRAN, in partnership with the Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development (ICAD), RESULTS Canada, and several other Canadian civil society organizations, mounted a campaign urging the Canadian Government to maintain its fair share of the overall Global Fund target by making an early commitment of $1B to the Global Fund before the actual Replenishment Conference in October 2019.
On August 22, 2019, Canada's Minister for International Development, Maryam Monsef, announced that Canada has pledged $930.4 Million to the 6th Replenishment of the Global Fund. This amounts to a 15.7% increase over Canada's pledge at the previous Replenishment Conference. GRAN joined other Canadian civil society organizations applauding Canada’s increased commitment to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria.
The sixth Replenishment Conference took place on October 10, 2019 and received global pledges totalling US $14.2 billion. This amount will help maintain the Global Fund’s current progress.