Global Fund Donors Pledge US$12 Billion

Donors at the launch of the Global Fund's Fourth Replenishment pledged US$12.0 billion for the next three years, the largest amount ever committed to fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. The contributions announced today include funding from 25 countries, as well as the European Commission, private foundations, corporations and faith-based organizations. Besides several countries, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is committing up to US$500 million to the Global Fund for the 2014-2016 period. Securing fresh resources for the next three years will help the Global Fund move closer with its partners toward a tipping point in controlling these epidemics, turning what scientists call high-transmission epidemics into low-level endemics and making them manageable health challenges instead of global emergencies.