31 May 2022
LUXEMBOURG – The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria warmly welcomes today's announcement by Luxembourg of a €11.7 million pledge for the upcoming three-year period, a 30% increase in Luxembourg’s contributions to the Global Fund from the previous Replenishment cycle. This 30% increase, in line with the Global Fund Investment Case, represents a concerted effort to get back on track to end HIV, TB and malaria as public health threats by 2030 and mitigate the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic over the past two years.
The Global Fund’s Seventh Replenishment aims to raise at least US$18 billion to fund its next three-year cycle of grants. The Global Fund estimates that the funding of US$18 billion would save 20 million lives, cut HIV, TB and malaria deaths by 64% and strengthen health and community systems to reinforce pandemic preparedness.
Luxembourg’s new commitment is part of the joint Team Europe support. The European Union and its member states, united as Team Europe, are a major contributor to the Global Fund, accounting for 40 to 50% of its budget.
“Luxembourg is strongly committed to accelerating the end of HIV, tuberculosis and malaria and to ensure affordable and quality health care for all,” said Franz Fayot, Luxembourg’s Minister for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs. “Our renewed contribution to the Global Fund will help tackle human rights and gender-related barriers to health to ensure protection, prevention and treatment to the most vulnerable across the world, including women and girls and marginalized communities.”
“Once again, Luxembourg is demonstrating its remarkable leadership in global health,” said Peter Sands, Executive Director of the Global Fund. “Thanks to unfailing support from partners like Luxembourg, we have proven we can force HIV, TB and malaria into retreat. We call on other donors to follow Luxembourg in increasing their commitment to the effort to get back on track in the fight against the three diseases and strengthen health and community systems.”
Luxembourg has been a supporter of the Global Fund since its inception [ download in English | Français ] 20 years ago. With contributions totaling more than €53 million to date, Luxembourg is one of the Global Fund’s largest donors per capita, and the country has steadily increased its pledge over each Replenishment cycle. Since 2009, Luxembourg has dedicated at least 1% of gross national income each year to official development assistance, making the country one of the most generous donors among members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
In early 2019, Luxembourg was the first country to pledge for the Global Fund’s Sixth Replenishment. The country has fully honored its commitment (€11 million, including a €2 million contribution to support the global COVID-19 response), confirming Luxembourg’s determination to alleviate the burden of the three diseases and build strong, inclusive and resilient systems for health.
Luxembourg’s bilateral assistance and the crucial work of Luxembourgish civil society organizations and their local partners in countries contribute to addressing structural barriers – such as human rights and gender-related barriers – that hamper access to health services for the most vulnerable, and to advance progress in sexual and reproductive health and rights.
The United States will host the Global Fund’s Seventh Replenishment fundraising conference later this year. The conference will convene leaders from governments, civil society, the private sector and communities affected by the three most devastating infectious diseases.
In the 20 years since the Global Fund was created, the partnership has saved 44 million lives and cut the death toll from the three diseases by 40%.