Germany extends €200 million annual support to Global Fund until 2016
1 February 2013. Related: Treatment access.
Global Fund press release
On 24 January 2013, Germany announced that it will contribute €1 billion to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, enabling health workers to continue efforts to prevent and treat these three highly infectious diseases.
The commitment represents a continuation of Germany’s pledge for annual contributions of EUR 200 million for a total of five years, through 2016.
However, the demand for funding is likely to outstrip the impressive commitment. The Global Fund will continue to seek additional sources of funding, and to explain the need for more contributions from wealthy donor nations and the private sector.
For the period 2011-2013, Germany was the fourth largest contributor to the Global Fund, behind the US, France and the UK.
Global Fund, Germany makes EUR 1 billion contribution to the Global Fund. (24 January 2013).