June 23, 2022
Friends Applauds House State, Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee for including $2 billion for Global Fund in FY 2023
Funding depends on other donor pledges – “Don’t leave U.S. money on the table”
Washington, DC – Friends commends the House Appropriations Subcommittee for State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs (SFOPS) for including $2 billion for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in its fiscal year 2023 funding bill.
“A huge thank you to Subcommittee Chair Rep. Barbara Lee and ranking member Rep. Hal Rogers for generous support for the Global Fund in their bill. This funding level puts us on track for a successful replenishment this fall,” said Chris Collins, president and CEO of Friends of the Global Fight. “This increased investment will save millions of lives — but only if other countries do their part, too. The U.S. will match $1 for every $2 contributed by other donors. If other donors don’t step up with similar increases, they will leave U.S. funding on the table.”
U.S. funding for the Global Fund cannot exceed one-third of total contributions from all donors, which serves as a matching challenge for other countries. The Global Fund has determined that at least $18 billion is needed in the seventh replenishment to get back on track to end the epidemics of AIDS, TB and malaria. The $2 billion in the SFOPS funding bill would cover the U.S. contribution for fiscal year 2023 and sets the stage for President Biden’s generous intended $6 billion pledge at the upcoming replenishment conference.
“This funding is vital and will have enormous real-life impact,” said Dr. Jeffrey L. Sturchio, Friends’ board chair and former chairman and CEO at Rabin Martin, a global health strategy consulting firm. “$2 billion for the Global Fund will save 2.3 million lives and avert 51 million cases of AIDS, TB and malaria – and that’s just in one fiscal year. If other countries increase their support to match the U.S., we can save 20 million lives over three years. Thank you to the SFOPS subcommittee members for their steadfast commitment to ending the epidemics and their continued leadership on global health.”
ABOUT FRIENDS OF THE GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST AIDS, TUBERCULOSIS AND MALARIA:
Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria advocates for U.S. support of the Global Fund, and the goal to end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. For more information about Friends of the Global Fight, visit www.theglobalfight.org.
ABOUT THE GLOBAL FUND:
The Global Fund is a partnership designed to accelerate the end of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics. As an international organization, the Global Fund mobilizes and invests more than US$4 billion a year to support programs run by local experts in more than 100 countries. In partnership with governments, civil society, technical agencies, the private sector, faith-based organizations and people affected by the diseases, we are challenging barriers and embracing innovation. Learn more at https://www.theglobalfund.org/en/overview.