Marijke Wijnroks, Chief of Staff at the Global Fund, celebrates the unprecedented global solidarity to end HIV, TB and malaria by 2030 at the organisation's Sixth Replenishment Conference and believes it demonstrates that the world is truly stepping up the fight to work stronger, faster and together to end these devastating epidemics.
Despite the division and uncertainty affecting our world, something extraordinary happened in October 2019. Donors meeting at the Global Fund's Sixth Replenishment Conference pledged more than $14 billion USD to fight HIV, TB and malaria – the largest contribution ever raised for a multilateral health organisation. The gathering in Lyon, France, was an unprecedented display
of global solidarity and an inspiring lesson in what can be achieved when the world comes together to address the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable. The money raised will help to save 16 million lives, cut the mortality rate for the three diseases in half and build stronger health systems.
Global health is a shared responsibility and, in 2019, a record number of new donors made pledges to the Global Fund and increased their own domestic financing for health. We received commitments from 58 countries, which was a significant increase on the 35 countries that pledged in the 2016 Replenishment Conference. Expanding our donor base, the Global Fund welcomed 20 new and returning public donors. A total of 24 African countries, including many from the Commonwealth, made pledges, and most of them as new donors. Commitments from the private sector totalled $1.04 billion USD, the highest ever…
Chief of Staff, The Global Fund