Helping to save lives: Germany continues to substantially support the Global Fund
Germany remains committed to the fight against three of the world's most devastating diseases: AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. At today’s replenishment conference for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) the German government pledges up to 600 million euros for the next three years.
German Development Minister Dirk Niebel said, “Germany considers international cooperation in the health sector a high priority. We are going to further increase our development cooperation in this sector over the next few years. Germany has considerable experience and strengths with regard to strengthening health sys-tems, sexual and reproductive health, mother-child health, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis.”
Germany’s contribution to the replenishment of the Global Fund in 2011 will therefore be 200 million euros. The Minister went on to say that the German government will pledge a further 200 million euros each for the years 2012 and 2013, subject to the necessary budget requirements being put in place.
With today’s pledge, the overall German contribution to the Global Fund will total 1.5 billion euros (approx. 2 billion USD).