Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (the Global Fund)
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) is a public/private partnership between governments, civil society, the private sector and affected communities to address the costs of HIV treatment and prevention, tuberculosis and malaria in areas of greatest need. AusAID has entered into a partnership with the Global Fund and is providing $210 million over three years (2011–2013) in core funding.
Results to date
The Global Fund has overseen large-scale development impacts in the world’s poorest countries and provides about 20 per cent of international funding for HIV-AIDS, 64 per cent for tuberculosis and 57 per cent for malaria. Approximately 22 per cent of these grants are provided to countries in the Asia Pacific region.
Since 2002, the Global Fund has committed US$22.4 billion in more than 150 countries. This funding has supported programs that have saved an estimated 6.5 million lives by providing AIDS treatment for 3.3 million people, anti-tuberculosis treatment for 8.6 million people and the distribution of 230 million insecticide-treated bed nets for the prevention of malaria.
The Global Fund has also provided an estimated US$ 7.8 billion in support since its inception for health system strengthening.
The Global Fund was formed in 2002.
- Australia joined as a partner in 2004, providing contributions to 2010.
- The Global Fund held a new pledging event in October 2010.
- Australia provided a new $210 million pledge from 2011–2013.
- Current stage of progress:
Partnership is currently in implementation – new phase and replenishment from 2013, likely mid-year.
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Last reviewed: 1 November, 2013