Updated on 24 September 2013
The UK commitment is geared towards encouraging other donors to maximize their own pledges to the Global Fund, effectively unlocking additional funds with each contribution
Singapore: United Kingdom (UK) has committed to contrbute $1.6 billion to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
Ms Justine Greening, Secretary of State for International Development, UK, announced that it will contribute $1.6 billion to the Global Fund for the 2014-16 period, or $533 million per year, the second-largest pledge by any government so far. The US has requested $1.65 billion per year for the Global Fund in its 2014 budget.
Dr Nafsiah Mboi, chair of the board of the Global Fund, cited the extraordinary leadership and generosity of the UK and thanked Prime Minister Mr David Cameron for his long-term vision and Secretary Greening for her unwavering support.
"This commitment will underlie a transformative step forward for the Global Fund and partners in their fight to defeat AIDS, TB and malaria," said Dr Mboi. "The UK gives us all an inspiring model of responsible global citizenship."
The UK commitment is geared towards encouraging other donors to maximize their own pledges to the Global Fund, effectively unlocking additional funds with each contribution, as the UK contribution is limited to a maximum of 10 percent of the total raised for the Global Fund.