Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Ethiopia will receive US$375 million from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, over the period 2017-2019.
Last September, donors pledged over US$13 billion to the Global Fund for the next three years. From this total amount, US$375 million will be allocated to Ethiopia, one of the main beneficiaries of the Fund.
The Global Fund supports programs in the health sector in more than 140 countries in the world. Programs supported by the Fund have saved 20 million lives since 2002, mostly in Africa. Thanks to payments by the Fund, over 9 million people benefited from antiretroviral therapy for AIDS, 15 million were screened and treated for tuberculosis and 650 million insecticide-treated mosquito nets were distributed to fight malaria.
France is the second-largest donor to the Global Fund, and has provided 12.5% of its total budget since its inception in 2002 (US$4.5 billion).