06 November 2018
OSLO – The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria expressed strong support for the Global Financing Facility (GFF) Replenishment, convened in Oslo today.
As a signatory of the Global Action Plan for Sustainable Development Goal 3, to achieve good health and wellbeing for all, the Global Fund fully supports collaborative efforts to improve health financing in countries all over the world.
“It is absolutely essential that we work together to end preventable deaths and build a safer and healthier world, particularly for women, children and young people,” said Peter Sands, Executive Director of the Global Fund. “Sustainable health financing will save more lives, strengthen health systems and accelerate the journey toward UHC.”
Sands praised the leadership of Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway, who is hosting the GFF Replenishment together with President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré of Burkina Faso; Kristalina Georgieva, CEO of the World Bank; and Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The GFF Replenishment is bringing together leaders, civil society organizations and the private sector as well as technical and financial partners committed to health and nutrition, particularly for women, children and adolescents.
With the right backing, governments in low and lower-middle income countries are significantly increasing investment in health and nutrition – transforming the lives of millions and greatly improving the ability of their countries to thrive in the global economy.