Statement by U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman on U.S. Commitment of up to USD$4.3 Billion to the Global Fund’s Fifth Replenishment Conference in Montreal
“On behalf of the United States, I would like to thank the Government of Canada for hosting the Fifth Replenishment Conference of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. The conference in Montreal September 16-17 will bring together donors, multilateral institutions, civil society representatives, and other partners to mobilize financial resources toward ending the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria.
“The United States is the first and largest donor to the Global Fund. On August 31, 2016, the United States committed up to USD$4.3 billion through 2019 to the Global Fund’s Fifth Replenishment, subject to Congressional appropriations. The United States will match one dollar for every two dollars in pledges other donors make through September 30, 2017, up to the committed amount, supporting the Global Fund’s replenishment goal of $13 billion for the three-year period from 2017-2019.
“I will join U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Heather Higginbottom, who will lead the official U.S. government delegation. Other members of official delegation include Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy; Ambassador Jimmy Kolker, Assistant Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services; Admiral Timothy Ziemer, President’s Malaria Initiative Coordinator; and Sonali Korde, Director of Global Health and Development, National Security Council.”
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