UK announces another contribution to the Global Fund for Disease Control

According to the official statement, the amount that is added to the four thousand and 400 million pounds (more than five billion dollars) that London has contributed since the establishment of the fund in 2002, will come from the development aid budget for poor countries, and will be delivered during the next three years.

As detailed, the funds will allow 2 million people to receive antiretroviral treatment against AIDS, more than 1 million to have access to tuberculosis treatment, and 86 million mosquito nets will be distributed to protect families from the mosquitoes that transmit malaria.

The British Foreign and Commonwealth of Nations and Development text emphasized that the contribution would save lives through the prevention and treatment of HIV, tuberculosis and malaria, and would strengthen health systems.

The United Kingdom is the third largest donor to the Global Fund to fight these diseases, after the United States and France.

Created in 2002 by the seven most industrialized countries (G7), this initiative has so far saved more than 50 million lives in poor countries, according to data provided by the British Foreign Office.

The official statement also includes the thanks of the Executive Director of the Global Fund, Peter Sands, to the British authorities for the new monetary contribution,

Sands said the new £1 billion pledge is critical to helping us save millions more lives, offset the backlog of the Covid-19 pandemic and boost global health security.

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, which raised $14.25 billion last September, plans to announce next week the total amount available for the next three years.

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