Global Fund and the Global Health Initiative

Overview
The Global Fund has evolved over the past 8 years into the most effective global health multi-lateral organization in the world, saving lives in 150 countries. It is the largest financier of global health, financing approximately 63% of tuberculosis, 57% of malaria and 25% of HIV/AIDS programs worldwide.

Ask
Announce a three-year commitment to the Global Fund as a part of the Global Health Initiative (GHI), for a total of $6 billion in funding for fiscal years 2012, 2013, and 2014. The announcement could be made at either the UN Millennium Development Goals Summit in September or at the Global Fund’s upcoming Replenishment donor conference in October of 2010.

What is Achievable?
By providing $6 billion to the Global Fund, we can achieve and exceed the goals of the President’s GHI in a shortened time frame. We can also leverage funding from other donors and help share the burden in saving lives, building sustainable programs, and supporting good governance.

Through a $6 billion commitment to the Global Fund, the US will be credited with the following results by 2014:

  • Placing 1.7 million people on HIV/AIDS treatment (43% of GHI targets for ART)
  • Treating 1.5 million cases of TB (59% of GHI targets for DOTS)
  • Distributing 43 million bed nets (58% of GHI targets for malaria)
  • Supplying 240,000 pregnant women with services to prevent mother to child transmission (50% of GHI targets for PMTCT)
  • Supporting 1 million orphans and vulnerable children (20% of GHI targets for orphans and vulnerable children)

A US commitment of $6 billion, alongside additional donor resources, will also allow two major health milestones to be achieved by 2015: the elimination of malaria deaths and the end of mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS.