FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Washington, D.C., July 3, 2014 — The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the world’s largest public health financier, was recently lauded by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) in its 2014 Global Governance Report Card.
The Global Fund was praised in the report card’s Public Health category for changes made under the new funding model. In the past year, the Global Fund has fundamentally restructured its grant-making process, taking advances in epidemiology and implementation experience into account to invest more strategically, provide more value for money, and ensure greater impact.
“The Global Fund is continually adapting and improving its approach in ways that best support the prevention and treatment of the three diseases,” said Deb Derrick, President of Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. “We are very pleased to see that an esteemed institution such as CFR is acknowledging these achievements.”
CFR also applauded the Global Fund for what it deemed “a highly successful” Fourth Voluntary Replenishment Conference in December 2013. At that time, international donors committed $12 billion in funding for the 2014-2016 period. As CFR noted, this was a “major milestone” that enables the Global Fund to expand its lifesaving work. Since that time, the Global Fund has received an additional $200 million in pledges, bringing the total amount raised to $12.2 billion. Outreach to governments, the private sector, individual donors and implementing countries is ongoing.
The Global Governance Report Card was designed to grade international performance in addressing the world’s most daunting challenges, and aims to inspire innovative and effective responses from global and U.S. policymakers.
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Friends of the Global Fight works to end the worldwide burden of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. We educate, engage and mobilize U.S. decision makers to support the Global Fund, the world’s largest public health financier. For more information about Friends of the Global Fight, visit www.theglobalfight.org.
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