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Fifth Replenishment Conference of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria
The Global Fund is the world’s main funding body for activities related to the prevention and treatment of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. It supports programs all over the world, with a focus on those areas where the burden of disease is greatest.
About the conference
On September 16-17, 2016, Canada brought leaders from around the world together at the Fifth Replenishment Conference of the Global Fund in Montréal, Quebec to raise funds and support the Global Fund in ending these devastating epidemics by 2030.
This conference represents a historic opportunity for Canada and the world to end epidemics of three of the world’s most devastating diseases—AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.
To do so, we must address the fear, discrimination, gender inequality, violence, stigma and poverty that fuel these diseases. We must:
- build partnerships,
- seek out innovative ways to finance health,
- use technology to find creative solutions to complex challenges, and
- actively engage communities in the responses to these epidemics.
A collective responsibility
Around the world:
- 3.2 billion people find themselves at risk for malaria,
- 9.6 million people fell ill with tuberculosis in 2014,
- 36.7 million people were living with HIV at the end of 2014, and 7,000 girls aged 15 to 24 become infected with HIV every week.
More action. More leadership. More smart investments. More innovative thinking. More practical solutions. More commitment.
This is what is needed to stop these statistics from growing.
By working with domestic and global health partners, youth and those directly affected by these diseases, and by empowering women and girls to become agents of change, Canada and the Global Fund are committed to breaking down the barriers that fuel these epidemics.
Together, we can "End It. For Good."
You can be the generation that beats AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.
Young people are the driving force behind social change. Without them, overcoming global development challenges, including ending AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, will not be possible.
That’s why the Global Fund has launched the "End It. For Good." campaign. With your passion and creativity, we can work together to accelerate change to end these epidemics for good.
At the heart of Canada’s priorities
The Global Fund is a true expression of Canada’s values—caring for one other, supporting those in need and improving the health of our global community, particularly the poorest and most vulnerable.
Canada has made a total contribution of $804 million CAD to the Global Fund. This includes a pledge of $785 million CAD to the Global Fund for 2017 to 2019 and a commitment of $19 million CAD to the Global Fund – Wambo.org initiative.
- Canada’s pledge of $785 million CAD to the Global Fund for 2017 to 2019 represents a 20% increase with respect to Canada’s previous replenishment pledge.
- Canada’s funding of $19 million CAD will support the Global Fund – Wambo.org project that aims to simplify access to, and reduce the cost of, health commodities in developing countries. The project will help organizations and countries access World Health Organization-certified commodities by using a global online catalogue of affordable and accessible drugs and health care equipment.
Canada has committed more than $2.8 billion CAD to the Global Fund since its inception in 2002.
The Global Fund supports programs in more than 100 countries. These programs have saved 20 million lives to date, mostly in Africa, where the burden of disease is greatest. The Global Fund is on track to save 22 million lives by the end of 2016.
Read more about Canada’s development priorities and challenges.
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