Friends Applauds Inclusion of $1.25 Billion for Global Fund in House Fiscal Year 2025 Appropriations Bill

Washington, DC – Friends of the Global Fight applauds the House Appropriations Subcommittee for State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs’ (SFOPS) allocation of $1.25 billion for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in its fiscal year 2025 funding bill.

“We are grateful to Subcommittee Chair Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart and Ranking Member Rep. Barbara Lee for their sustained, unwavering support of the Global Fund,” said Chris Collins, president and CEO of Friends of the Global Fight. “U.S. leadership is critical to saving millions of lives and this investment means the Global Fund can continue its vital work. The funding level provided in the House bill, if enacted, completes the U.S. pledge for the Global Fund’s seventh replenishment, given funding limitations imposed by the non-U.S. donor matching requirement.”

U.S. funding for the Global Fund cannot exceed one-third of total contributions from all donors, requiring other donors to match U.S. contributions two-to-one. The $1.25 billion allocated for the Global Fund is slightly above the administration’s budget request, allowing room to match any new funding from other donors. 

Friends also notes that this is the last appropriations season for Ranking Member Rep. Lee and we celebrate her incredible leadership and commitment to the Global Fund and to the cause of ending the AIDS epidemic. “No one has been a stronger advocate on global AIDS,” Collins said. “We are grateful to Rep. Lee for everything she has done to advance the health of people around the world.” 

Dr. Jeffrey L. Sturchio, Friends’ Board chair and past chairman and CEO of Rabin Martin, a global health impact consultancy, said that, “the House has shown notable bipartisanship and commitment to global health in this bill. If enacted, this funding will avert millions of cases of AIDS, TB and malaria. It will mean that more healthy children can go to school, and more healthy parents can go to work and support their families. We are thankful to the House SFOPS subcommittee for its steadfast support of the Global Fund and in ending the AIDS, TB and malaria epidemics.”



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


The Global Fund is a worldwide partnership to defeat HIV, TB and malaria and ensure a healthier, safer, more equitable future for all. The partnership has saved 59 million lives since its founding in 2002. It raises and invests more than US$5 billion a year to fight the deadliest infectious diseases, challenges the injustice that fuels them, and strengthens health systems and pandemic preparedness in more than 100 of the hardest hit countries. The Global Fund unites world leaders, communities, civil society, health workers and the private sector to find solutions that have the most impact, and it takes them to scale worldwide.

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