Global Fund Chief Renews Calls for Additional Resources

Michel Kazatchkine, executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Photo by: Harold Sikkema / ICASO / CC BY-NC-ND

The head of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has emphasized the fund’s need for more resources, warning that the progress of new programs will be “significantly slower” without additional financing.

The fund secured $11.7 billion for 2011-2013 at its latest pledging conference in New York in October, way below its target of between $13 billion and $20 billion.

>> Global Fund Secures USD11.7B for 2011-2013

“We need more if we are going to have a world in 2015 where nearly no one dies of malaria, no more children are born infected with HIV and at least 70 to 80 percent of patients who need treatment for AIDS get it,” Global Fund Executive Director Michel Kazatchkine said in a May 19 press conference in Paris, according to Agence France-Presse.

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