03 December 2023
DUBLIN/GENEVA – The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (the Global Fund) commends Ireland’s additional €750,000 pledge, bringing the Republic’s total contribution to €65.75 million for the upcoming three-year period.
Ireland’s Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced its increased pledge at the unveiling of Ireland’s new national HIV/AIDS monument in Phoenix Park, Dublin, to underscore the country’s commitment to ending AIDS as a public health threat by 2030.
“We are tremendously grateful to Ireland for committing new funds to support our lifesaving work,” said Peter Sands, Executive Director of the Global Fund. “By pledging an extra €750,000, Ireland is demonstrating extraordinary leadership in supporting efforts to reach the most vulnerable and to accelerate progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goal of health and well-being for all. We thank the people of Ireland.”
The United States, when making an intended pledge of US$6 billion over three years, announced they would match US$1 for every US$2 contributed by other donors. Ireland’s additional pledge will contribute to leveraging the U.S. match.
Ireland has been a key supporter of the Global Fund since its inception, contributing a total of €294.55 million to date. The country pledged €65 million for 2023-2025 – a 30% increase over its Sixth Replenishment pledge and a firm sign of its commitment to alleviating the burden of the three diseases and building strong and resilient health systems. Ireland's contribution to the Global Fund represents its largest single investment in global health and HIV.
Ireland’s priorities have contributed to important Global Fund decisions, including increased emphasis on resilient and sustainable systems for health; meeting human rights obligations; greater focus on challenging operating environments, health and education; sustained commitment to transparency and accountability; and support to the world’s poorest and most fragile countries.