On September 16 in Montreal, Canada, the international community will come together to pledge resources to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria for the next three years. This is the first big test of the world’s commitment to the new Global Goals. Ambitious pledges from donors such as the UK will enable the Global Fund to really get moving on reaching the aim of ending these three epidemics by 2030.
Other international donors have already stepped up, increasing their contributions by over 20%, and it is very important that the UK does likewise. This means a UK contribution at this replenishment of £1.2 billion, or a 14% share of the total from international donors.
With a new direction to find on the international stage following the EU referendum, the UK now has a perfect opportunity to show continued leadership on international development. Please write to the new Secretary of State for International Development, Rt. Hon. Priti Patel MP, asking her to pledge £1.2 billion to the Global Fund for the period 2017-2019.