Record investment to Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria
- Minister for Foreign Affairs, Senator the Hon Penny Wong
Australia will contribute $266 million over three years to the seventh replenishment of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
Due to the devastating impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria has gone backwards for the first time in two decades.
In the Indo-Pacific, TB poses particular challenges and in some regions, drug resistance is growing.
HIV/AIDS is an ongoing burden on key populations and malaria remains a serious health challenge, disproportionately affecting children.
Australia’s record investment will support the Global Fund’s efforts to end HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria by 2030, including in the Indo-Pacific region.
Australia will continue to provide direct support to the countries of the Pacific and Southeast Asia on all aspects of infectious disease prevention, treatment and control.
Australia’s contribution to the Global Fund was announced at a replenishment conference in New York on 21 September 2022.
This new commitment represents a ten per cent increase on Australia’s previous contribution.
Australia provides more than $600 million in health-related Official Development Assistance each year, excluding extraordinary assistance for COVID-19 responses.
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