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U.S. will match contributions to the Global Fund, up to $5 billion over three years
Statement from Joanne Carter, Executive Director of RESULTS and RESULTS Educational Fund, lauding the President’s commitment
Washington, DC, December 2, 2013—“Today, President Obama announced an enormously important commitment by the U.S. to contribute $1 to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria for every $2 contributed by other donors, up to $5 billion over the next three years. We applaud the President’s announcement and the strong leadership of the Obama Administration in the lead-up to this Global Fund replenishment. This matching commitment puts the Global Fund on track toward its $15 billion target for the next three years. Today’s announcement comes as world leaders gather in Washington to make their own pledges toward that goal, which will finance lifesaving treatment, prevention, and care for millions.
President Obama is not only investing critical U.S. resources, but also powerfully leveraging them, challenging the international community not to leave U.S. dollars on the table. Today’s Global Fund announcement reflects the Administration’s global leadership – and the longstanding bipartisan support for these issues. With the latest science and epidemiology, building on the efforts of the last decade, we are no longer just talking about fighting these three disease – we are talking about defeating them. The investments made by the U.S. and others this week and over the next three years will pave the way toward that possibility. Achieving it will require not only other donors fulfilling the challenge set today, but continuing our dedication to fighting these diseases financially, scientifically, and politically in the years ahead.
This week’s pledging conference is not the end of our work, but it is a crucial step in accelerating efforts toward the end of these diseases.”