Allan Malache, Developing Country NGO Board Member (left) and Edona Deva, Developing Country NGO Alternate Board Member (right), meet with French Global Health Ambassador Stéphanie Seydoux (middle)
18 May 2018
French President Emmanual Macron announced that the upcoming 6threplenishment conference of theGlobal Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria will be hosted in France in 2019.
The conference, which takes place every three years, brings together government leaders, private sector representatives, civil society and people living with or affected by the three diseases and aims to raise new funds for the period 2020 to 2022.
The conference serves as a global opportunity to mobilize partners toward ending AIDS, TB and malaria by 2030 in alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals.
As the Developing Country NGO Delegation, we are deeply appreciative of the commitment by France to hosting the next replenishment conference. France has committed more than US$ 4.2 billion to the Global Fund since 2002, as its second-largest donor.
“We are excited that President Macron’s has lent his inspiring energy, innovative thinking and leadership to the global fight against HIV, TB and malaria. It is the beginning of a new phase of the response, just as we hear there are many exciting new changes underway in France, We really appreciate and respect France for stepping forward to take on this leadership role,” said Allan Maleche, Board Member of the Delegation.
In particular, we commend France’s recognition that although the work of the Global Fund has prevented the deaths of 22 million people, more than 3 million people die annually from the three disease and that it is “essential that the international community not relax its efforts and remain mobilized at the highest level.” This sends a clear signal to other donors to continue to contribute to financing the efforts to end the three diseases.
Our delegation welcomes French Ambassador for Global Health, Stéphanie Seydoux to the Global Fund Board. We salute France for putting key populations, human rights and the rights of women and girls on the top of the agenda for the Global Fund. We appreciate their strong engagement with communities and civil society, which has been critical to the success of the Global Fund so far.
“The Developing Country NGO Delegation is committed to working with France to mobilize Francophone civil society, particularly in Africa, and to ensuring that they play a visible and active role in the replenishment,” added Edona Deva, Alternate Board Member of the Developing Country NGO Delegation.