One major contribution of Australian aid is our investment into the Global Fund - one of the world's biggest partnerships that supports programs which have saved more than 17 million lives since 2002.
It saves lives
Three infectious diseases: AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria, account for nearly 3 million deaths a year but since 2000, deaths from all three have fallen by over 40%!
It builds health infrastructure
Approximately a third of Global Fund financial support to countries builds more effective national health systems. By controlling the spread of HIV in particular, resources in health systems are freed for other purposes.
We can end them for good
We are on the right side of the tipping point to control AIDS, TB and malaria as epidemics. To support the Global Goals of ending the diseases as epidemics by 2030 we must accelerate progress, not step back.
In the year 2000, AIDS, Malaria and TB seemed unstoppable..
But Australia, together with other governments and corporations from around the world began investing in the Global Fund – to fight AIDS, Malaria and TB. The results have been inspiring and now we can end these deadly epidemics for good in our lifetime. But only if every government invests its fair share.
Australian aid contributions to the 2016 Global Fund replenishment should increase to meet our fair share of the $US13 billion the Global Fund is seeking. If Australia and the world succeeds in raising this amount in 2016 it will support programs around the world that can:
Save up to 8 million lives through programs supported by the Global Fund;
Avert up to 300 million new infections across the three diseases;
Drive US$290 billion in economic gains in the coming decades in the countries where the Global Fund invests;
Generate US$41 billion in additional domestic investments for health.
With the additional funding, this will lead to a total of 30-32 million lives saved cumulatively through the Global Fund partnership by 2020.
Child plays in bed net. – The Global Fund / John Rae
Australian aid's contribution to the Global Fund has given
110,000people with HIV access to antiretroviral medication.
7.5 millioninsecticide-treated bed nets to people at risk of MALARIA