The Prime Minister has announced that Canada will host the 5th Replenishment Conference of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The conference will take place in Montreal on September 16, 2016. Mr Trudeau also announced that Canada will pledge $785 million to the Global Fund for the period 2017 - 2019. This most welcome announcement reflects a 20% increase over our country's pledge at the 4th Replenishment. To read the statement issued by the Global Fund Advocates Network (gfan) click here.