The Global Fund on 12 March announced the allocation of $14.82 billion dollars across the 123 countries eligible for financial support of activities in at least one disease component, timing the release of a comprehensive list of the amounts available to each country with personalized letters sent directly to country coordinating mechanisms (CCMs).
Donors pledged an historic $12.007 billion to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria for implementation of its new approach that will see more resources targeting key affected populations in the countries least able to pay. The pledges were made before and during the Fourth Replenishment conference in Washington, DC on 2–3 December.
Many of the world’s largest economies are not fulfilling their financial pledges to the Global Fund, according to Agnes Binagwaho, Rwanda’s health minister.
Salud por Derecho (Salud), a Spanish right to health foundation, and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) have described the contribution to the Global Fund recently announced by Spain as “unreasonably low.”
Unless a miracle takes place, many of the proposals to be approved in October for Round 3 will have to be put on hold as a result of under-funding.