Ambassador Heyman on Government of Canada’s Decision to Host Global Fund Conference

Statement from United States Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman on the Government of Canada’s decision to host the Global Fund Conference in September:

“The United States warmly congratulates Canada on announcing its decision to host the Global Fund’s 5th Replenishment Conference on September 16, 2016. Canada’s pledge of CAD $785 million for the 5th Replenishment will save thousands of lives in the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis (TB), and malaria. The United States greatly appreciates Canada’s leadership on global health and humanitarian priorities. The Global Fund’s achievements are critical to the success of U.S. global health programs, particularly the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative.

“The Global Fund’s new Strategy for 2017-2022 is focused on scaling-up evidence-based interventions in the highest burden geographic areas and key populations to maximize impact against AIDS, TB, and malaria. The United States hosted the 4th Replenishment Conference in 2013 and matched $1 for every $2 that other donors contributed to the Global Fund, ultimately pledging $4.1 billion to fund AIDS, TB, and malaria grants. For the 5th Replenishment, the United States is again planning a robust contribution, and we urge all donors to increase their commitments to the Global Fund.”

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