Strengthening its commitment towards eliminating AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, India has increased its contribution to the Global Fund to $22 million for the 6th replenishment cycle (2020-22), up 10% over the amount contributed in the fifth cycle.
India shares a sustained partnership with the Global Fund since 2002, both as recipient and as a donor and has been allocated $500 million in the current funding cycle (2018-21).
- India's pledge for the Global Fund strongly demonstrates its strong political leadership to achieve universal health and its equally strong commitment to work across borders and join hands in fighting the epidemic of these three diseases.
- Vardhan highlighted that India has become the first among G20, BRICS and implementer countries to announce the pledge for the sixth replenishment conference, setting precedent for other donors to contribute generously for the cause.
- We are adequately financing our efforts to accomplish our goals of TB, HIV and malaria elimination. With our increased pledge, India has inched a step closer in this direction by stepping up the Global Fund efforts to strengthen health systems and save 16 million more lives across the globe.
- As a donor, India has contributed $46.5 million till 2019, including $20 million for the fifth replenishment cycle.
- The Global Fund is a partnership designed to accelerate the end of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. As an international organization, the Global Fund mobilizes and invests more than $4 billion a year to support programs run by local experts in more than 100 countries.
- India has had a sustained partnership with the Global Fund since 2002 both as a recipient and as a donor.
- So far, India has received $2.0 billion from the Global Fund for attaining targets related to HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria reduction.
- In the current funding cycle (2018-21), the Global Fund has allocated $500 million to India. As a donor, India has contributed $46.5 million so far till 2019 including $20 million for the 5th Replenishment.
- Announcing the decision, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said, “India’s pledge for the Global Fund strongly demonstrates its strong political leadership to achieve the universal health for all and its equally strong commitment to work across borders to join hands in fighting the epidemics of these three diseases”.
- India was the first implementing country to host a replenishment milestone of the Global Fund and now has become first among G20, BRICS and implementer countries to announce the pledge for the 6th Replenishment Conference, setting precedent for other donors to contribute generously for the cause.