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