Updates - 2019

Media Advisory: World Leaders Meet in Lyon to Step Up Fight Against Epidemics

08 October 2019

LYON, France – Heads of state, civil society, CEOs, global health leaders and people affected by HIV, tuberculosis and malaria from across the world will gather in Lyon, France, 9-10 October for the Sixth Replenishment of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and malaria. French President Emmanuel Macron will host the conference. About 1,000 delegates are expected to attend. 

The conference seeks to raise at least US$14 billion to help save 16 million lives, avert 234 million infections and support the world to get back on track to end HIV, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics.

Registration for the event is now complete, but media are invited to follow the conference events online via the conference livestream.

Time: Meeting opens at 15hoo CEST on 09 October and closes at 14h30 CEST on 10 October.

Livestream of the event: The livestream of both days of the event will be available here. The livestream is scheduled to start on Wednesday, 09 October at 15h00 CEST. Livestream will be provided in the speaker’s original language.

Conference announcement: The announcement of the final pledge will be made at the end of the conference, at approximately 12h30 CEST.

Different spokespeople will be available for interviews. These include:

  • Global Fund leaders: Executive Director Peter Sands and Board Chair Dr. Donald Kaberuka, depending on availability.
  • Faces of the Fight Speakers, who are champions of the fight against HIV, TB and malaria in diverse countries.

Media Contacts:

For more information, please contact:

Ibon Villelabeitia
Communications, The Global Fund
M: +41 79 292 5426
Ernest Waititu
Communications, The Global Fund
M: +41795410656