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Global Fund hails President Obama’s request for increased support for life-saving programs

15 February 2012

GENEVA - The Global Fund welcomes U.S. President Barack Obama’s call for strong financial support for the lifesaving work of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in the 2013 fiscal year. The request strongly underscores the critical role of the Global Fund in defeating the three diseases around the world.

Meeting the United States’ $4 billion pledge over three years to the Global Fund is an important part of an ambitious plan to expand HIV treatment and we applaud the Obama Administration for fulfilling its commitment.

The Global Fund values its deep partnership with the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Programs supported by the Global Fund and by PEPFAR work alongside each other in countries throughout the world.

Robust support for the Global Fund and for PEPFAR will save more lives. The budget put forth by President Obama today ensures that our vital programs achieve our shared goal of saving more lives.

On World AIDS Day, on December 1, 2011, the Global Fund applauded the President for his commitment to new treatment and prevention goals which are now attainable with this budget. Working together, the Global Fund and PEPFAR will be able to provide more prevention, care and treatment services to more people while also making programs on the ground more sustainable.

“We at the Global Fund are implementing reforms quickly and effectively so we can invest our resources in the best possible way to save and improve more lives,” said Gabriel Jaramillo, who was recently appointed General Manager to lead the Global Fund through a period of change aimed at achieving maximum efficiency in the management of its grants.

The Obama Administration’s budget request supports the United States’ historic multi-year pledge to the Global Fund, and each dollar invested in the Fund leverages $2.50 from other donors.

The Global Fund thanks the Obama Administration for its leadership role in moving the world towards an AIDS-free generation. With strong programs and mutual cooperation, we can achieve this goal.