India to contribute USD 22 mn to Global Fund for AIDS, TB, Malaria

India to contribute USD 22 mn to Global Fund for AIDS, TB, Malaria
India to contribute USD 22 mn to Global Fund for AIDS, TB, Malaria

India to contribute USD 22 mn to Global Fund for AIDS, TB, Malaria

India has announced a contribution of USD 22 million to the Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFTAM) for 2020-22 as part of its commitment towards eliminating these diseases, an increase of 10% over the amount contributed by us in the 5th cycle, Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare said.

Under the visionary and dynamic leadership of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India has announced a contribution of 22 million US Dollars to the Global Fund for AIDS, TB and Malaria (GFTAM) for the 6th replenishment cycle (2020-22), an increase of 10% over the amount contributed by us in the 5th cycle.

Dr Harsh Vardhan highlighted that India was the first implementing country to host a replenishment milestone of the Global Fund and now has become first among G20, BRICS and implementer countries to announce the pledge for the 6th Replenishment Conference, setting precedent for other donors to contribute generously for the cause.

Partnership between India and Global Fund

India shares a sustained partnership with the Global Fund since 2002 both as recipient and as a donor. Global Fund support with investment of US $ 2.0 billion so far has made significant contribution in attaining targets related to HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria reduction and escalating our fight against these three diseases. In the current funding cycle (2018-21), the Global Fund has allocated US$ 500 million to India. As a donor, India has contributed US$ 46.5 million so far till 2019 including US$ 20 million for the 5th Replenishment.

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