Last May, the Global Fund announced that France will host the Fund’s replenishment conference in 2019. The conference is the formal platform for donors to announce their pledges for the Sixth Replenishment, which covers the period 2020–2022.
Several board members commented on the fact that at present, only $300 million of the anticipated $1,000 million cost of Round 5 has been promised. This led to a resolution saying "The Board notes with concern the current shortfall regarding funds available for Round 5. The Board calls upon participants of the Replenishment Conference, and all other potential donors, to take urgent action to ensure that Round 5 is fully funded."