On the occasion of the Global Fund’s Fifth Replenishment launch, Friends of The Global Fight against AIDS, TB and Malaria organized a get together for civil society, diplomatic and private sector leaders for an Oct. 6 panel discussion at Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF).
This event was co-sponsored by Friends, Malaria No More and Nothing But Nets. KFF’s Vice President and Director of Global Health & HIV Policy Dr. Jennifer Kates moderated the event.
In this event panelists were Deborah Birx,Chris Collins, Dr. Nomonde Nolutshungu, Kate Roberts, Tim Ziemer and Global Malaria Coordinator for the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI).
Mr. Collins set the stage for the discussion by commending the recent launch of the Global Fund’s 2017-2019 Replenishment, at which world leaders pledged more than $12.9 billion to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria – the largest amount ever pledged at once in the fight against these diseases.
The panel addressed significant funding questions that are facing the global health community, such as: with new U.S. leadership on the horizon and as we continue to seek additional support for the Global Fund’s ongoing Replenishment cycle, how do we remake the case for increased investment in global health?
All panelists agreed that more can be done with more funding, and that partnership, innovation, scale-up of best practices and increased efficiencies among multilateral, bilateral, private sector and in-country partners will be key to ending the AIDS, TB and malaria epidemics, strengthening health infrastructure, and improving wellbeing for everyone.