Luxembourg makes a strong commitment by announcing a pledge of 11,7 million to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Today, Tuesday May 31, 2022, the Luxembourgish minister of Cooperation and Development Franz Fayot announced a pledge of €11,7 million to the Global Fund for the years 2023-2025. This is equivalent to an increase of 30 per cent compared to the pledge that Luxemburg made in 2019 for the years 2020-2022.
We warmly welcome this announcement as it responds to the call of the United States, host of the next Replenishment Conference that will take place this autumn, which has committed to « match USD 1 for every USD 2 contributed by other donors”.
In 2019, Luxembourg was the first country to announce its contribution to the Global Fund of €11 million with a 11% increase compared to their last contribution in addition to a €2 million contribution to the COVID-19 response. This marks Luxembourg’s continued exemplarity in global health and its relentless commitment to international cooperation and development.
This year again, Luxembourg is one of the first country to set the tone in the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria: “As a former Luxembourg Minister for Cooperation and Development, I am very proud today to see that 20 years after the creation of the Global Fund, Luxembourg is demonstrating such exemplarity for global health by continuing to increase its contribution to ending the three diseases and reinforcing health systems and pandemic preparedness” said Charles Goerens, MEP and Vice-President of Friends of the Global Fund Europe.
Luxembourg has committed more than €53 million to the Global Fund since its creation, being to date one of the largest donors per capita. Luxembourg is dedicating 1% of its total GNI to official development assistance since 2009.
“I hope that other donors will follow Luxembourg in making their new commitments to help us get back on track to fight the three diseases and strengthen health and community systems« , concluded Charles Goerens.
Read the Global Fund news release here