The Global Fund convenes donor governments, private sector, high-net-worth individuals and faith-based organizations to discuss continued funding, known as Replenishment, on a three-year cycle. During this time, donors from around the world gather to make voluntary financial pledges to continue the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. This multiyear financial cycle, as opposed to ad hoc contributions, allows for greater predictability and enables the Global Fund and implementing countries, those who receive grants, to establish long-term plans for fighting the three diseases. On May 9, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the Canadian government will host the Fifth Voluntary Replenishment Pledging Conference for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Montréal on Sep. 16.

For a list of pledges and contributions to the Global Fund’s Fourth Replenishment, click here.

Fourth Voluntary Replenishment

On Dec. 2, 2013, the Global Fund launched its Fourth Voluntary Replenishment during a two-day conference, hosted by the U.S. government, in Washington, D.C. On the same day, during the White House observation of World AIDS Day, President Obama announced his Administration would commit up to $4 billion to the Global Fund for the 2014-2016 replenishment period — plus an additional $1 billion through a challenge grant — for a total commitment of up to $5 billion. Under this challenge grant, the U.S. will contribute $1 for every $2 committed by international donors. This marks a potential $1 billion increase from the Administration’s previous pledge to the Global Fund for 2010-2013.

“I want to urge all those who are attending the Global Fund’s replenishment meetings both today and tomorrow to take up this commitment. Don’t leave our money on the table.” — President Obama, Dec. 2, 2013, White House Observation of World AIDS Day

The highlight of the conference was the announcement that international donors pledged an unprecedented US$12 billion, the largest ever financial commitment to the Global Fund and a 30 percent increase from the last Replenishment meeting in 2010. This conference marked only the beginning of a rolling, three-year fundraising campaign for the fourth Replenishment.

Donor pledges at the launch of the Global Fund’s Fourth Replenishment on Dec. 3 totaled $12.0 billion for 2014-16. Since the conference, additional contributions have raised the total to US$12.32 billion — the largest amount ever committed to the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

Over the coming years, the Global Fund will work with international donors, partners and implementing countries to encourage increased private sector and high-net-worth individual investments, as well as domestic co-financing, to ensure treatment, prevention and care continue to reach those most in need.

Mobilizing Support for Robust Funding

During the Replenishment meetings in Washington, Friends co-hosted a high-level congressional breakfast with the Global Fund and Friends of the Global Fund, Africa to highlight efforts made by other donors and, more importantly, implementing countries to contribute to the fight. Pictured below are a few distinguished guests who attended the event; more photos can be found here.

(L-R): H.E. Dr. Richard Kamwi, Minister of Health and Social Services, Namibia; Kent Hill, Senior Vice President, International Programs Group, World Vision; and Ambassador Deborah Birx, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator. Photo © Lexey Swall/Getty Images