Meeting between Pascal Canfin, Minister Delegate for Development, and Gabriel Jaramillo, Director and General Manager of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (September 4, 2012)
On September 4, Mr. Pascal Canfin, Minister Delegate for Development, attached to Mr. Laurent Fabius, received Mr. Gabriel Jaramillo, Director and General Manager of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
They notably discussed the ongoing governance reforms of the Global Fund, on the eve of the board meeting in Geneva (September 13 to 14). While the organization is undergoing significant changes, France wants to ensure that the reorganization of the Global Fund preserves the institution’s initial purpose of helping the sick while improving its effectiveness. The involvement of the beneficiary countries and civil society in the Fund’s strategic decision-making process is an advantage that should be retained.
Since its creation 10 years ago, the programs financed by the Global Fund have made it possible to provide AIDS treatment to 3.6 million people, tuberculosis treatment to 9.3 million people and to distribute 270 million insecticide-treated mosquito nets to combat malaria. France, which is the world’s second largest contributor and the largest European donor, pledged to contribute around €1.08 billion for the period 2011-2013 (360 million per year).