Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, met with Mark Dybul, Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, today.
Since its creation in 2002, this fund has provided $4.4 billion per year in funding to programs aimed at combatting these three pandemics in more than 100 countries, notably in Africa and Southeast Asia.
Its work has therefore made it possible to provide antiretroviral treatment for HIV to more than 8.6 million people, to treat 15 million people for tuberculosis and to distribute 600 million mosquito nets to help combat malaria.
The Global Fund aims to mobilize $13 billion over the period 2017-2019 to continue this fight.
France is a founding member of and the world’s second largest contributor to the Global Fund, to which it has provided $4.5 billion in funding since its creation in 2002; it endorses the Global Fund’s work, which is supported by our diplomatic and consular network.