Collaboration with the Global Fund

The United States is deeply committed to the success of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria (Global Fund) as a central element of the global response to the three diseases. Our investment in the Global Fund is a vital element of our response to the three diseases and under the Global Health Initiative.

The Global Fund is based on a unique model that relies on partnerships among governments; civil society, including community and faith-based organizations; international organizations; bilateral and multilateral donors; the private sector; and affected communities in the fight against HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria. Founded in January 2002 as an independent, non-profit foundation under Swiss law, the Global Fund operates as a financing instrument – not as an implementing entity – to attract and disburse additional resources to prevent and treat these three deadly diseases. The Global Fund allows donors to pool their resources and finance essential programs in resource-constrained settings. Through its programs, the Global Fund promotes country ownership, empowers civil society, and encourages multi-sectoral responses. The U.S. Government, as a founding member of the Global Fund and its first and largest donor, continues to play a leadership role in ensuring the success of this important international effort.

The U.S. Government is the largest single contributor to the Global Fund, having contributed approximately $5.1 billion to the Global Fund since its inception in 2001. As a sign of the U.S. Government’s deep and continued commitment to the Global Fund, at the Third Replenishment meeting in October 2010, the Obama Administration made a pledge to seek $4 billion for the Global Fund over U.S. Fiscal Years 2011-2013. This pledge is linked to a Call to Action to our fellow donors, implementing country partners and other stakeholders to develop and implement a comprehensive set of reforms to maximize the impact of Global Fund grants. U.S. Government interagency website managed by the Office of U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator
and the Bureau of Public Affairs, U.S. State Department.
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