FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Washington, D.C., September 28, 2016 — On the heels of the successful launch of the Global Fund’s Fifth Replenishment in Montreal, global health experts from the United States government, South African embassy, as well as research and advocacy organizations in Washington, DC, will join a panel discussion focused on the future of global health financing. Sponsored by Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Malaria No More, and Nothing But Nets, this event will gather high-ranking panelists to map out the challenges and opportunities for ending public health threats.
On September 17, world leaders announced a commitment of more than $12.9 billion to the Global Fund. These commitments represent the largest amount ever pledged at a Global Fund Replenishment Conference, and add up to nearly $1 billion more than commitments made at the previous Replenishment launch in 2013. These pledges mark a shift in the narrative around financing global health, and panelists will discuss how the global community can do more and save more lives with increased investments to end the epidemics by 2030.
Luncheon panel discussion on the future of global health financing, which will focus on emerging trends and strategies in public, private and domestic financing in the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.
Ambassador Deborah Birx, President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief
Chris Collins, Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Dr. Nomonde Nolutshungu, Embassy of South Africa
Kate Roberts, Maverick Collective | Population Services International
Rear Admiral Tim Ziemer, President’s Malaria Initiative
Dr. Jennifer Kates, Kaiser Family Foundation
Thursday, October 6, 2016, 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Eastern
Registration begins at noon; program to follow at 12:30 p.m.
Kaiser Family Foundation
Barbara Jordan Conference Center
1330 G St. NW
Washington, DC 20005
Online at http://goo.gl/O2R6C5
***Media wishing to cover the panel discussion must RSVP by 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 5.***
FRIENDS OF THE GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST AIDS, TUBERCULOSIS AND MALARIA
Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria works to educate, engage and mobilize U.S. policymakers and influencers to end the worldwide burdens of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, particularly through advocacy for the Global Fund and other global health investments. For more information about Friends of the Global Fight, visit www.theglobalfight.org.