The Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria today unanimously approved a new response mechanism to support countries respond to COVID-19 and mitigate the impact on programs to fight HIV, TB, malaria and systems for health, effectively doubling the amount of available funding to up to US$1 billion.
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria welcomes the Japanese Diet’s passage of the fiscal 2019 supplementary budget and the fiscal 2020 budget, which includes Japan’s contribution of US$476.4 million to the Global Fund in 2020. This is its largest annual contribution to the Global Fund, signaling Japan’s strong leadership in global health, at a time when the world is fighting COVID-19.
Dr. Donald Kaberuka, the Chair of the Global Fund Board, visited Angola in January 2020, at the invitation of President João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço. Dr. Kaberuka met with the president and other senior government officials to discuss important measures Angola can take to improve impact in the fight against HIV, TB and malaria in the country, where progress has stalled.