"It is time for a new approach to America’s global health leadership, one that builds on successes to date and reinforces programs that have earned bipartisan support. We need a strategy for true pandemic preparedness and genuine health security."
In The Hill, Friends President Chris Collins and Chief Policy Officer Mark Lagon describe how the Biden administration can pursue a world with genuine health security.
Friends Applauds Senate Appropriations Committee for Maintaining U.S. Contribution to the Global Fund
“Thank you Senator Graham and Senator Leahy, and the entire Senate Appropriations Committee, for your unwavering leadership and commitment to ending the deadly AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria epidemics,” said Chris Collins.
"If enacted, the $1.56 billion U.S. investment would have a huge impact, including buying more than 82 million mosquito nets to protect children and families from contracting malaria, lifesaving antiviral HIV treatment for nearly 3 million people and TB care and treatment for more than 2 million people,” said Friends Board Chair Jeff Sturchio.
Key Takeaways from the Global Fund’s 44th Board Meeting
Peter Sands, executive director of the Global Fund, emphasized the need to increase funding and expand the global response to fight COVID-19 and reinforce systems for health needed to get back on track to end the HIV, TB and malaria epidemics by 2030.
A significant part of the discussion focused on the development of the next Global Fund strategy, a multi-year roadmap that will direct the Global Fund’s actions, set out priorities for how the partnership can accelerate progress against HIV, tuberculosis and malaria and improve global health.
In 2021, the Global Fund will begin preparing for the seventh Replenishment, which will occur in late 2022. COVID-19 presents many challenges for the Global Fund and its work, and the next Replenishment will take into account the changing global health landscape.