Getting all stakeholders on board to eliminate the three pandemics – AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria – by 2030
AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria continue to kill more than 2.7 million people annually. France has historically been highly committed to combating these three pandemics. Having provided €4.5 billion since 2002, France is the second-largest historic contributor to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS Tuberculosis and Malaria.
Current forecasts are however merciless, showing that the fragility of health systems risks causing the return of the major pandemics. France will use the G7 to mobilize all stakeholders and step up the fight against the pandemics. As called for by the French President, France will for the first time be hosting the Global Fund’s Replenishment Conference, which will be a key event in this G7 year.
The international Replenishment Conference will be held in Lyon on 10 October 2019 and will bring together representatives of donor countries, civil society and the private sector, united around one ambition: raising at least $14 billion to combat the three pandemics. On 8 February 2019, during her visit to New Delhi, the Minister for Solidary and Health reiterated the need to step up the movement and work to eliminate these three diseases by 2030, in accordance with the Sustainable Development Goals.
“The Replenishment Conference needs to be a time of mobilization of the international community, civil society and public opinion. [...] France will make use of all its tools of influence to foster the political and financial commitment of historic players and new actors that need convincing. [...] everyone is concerned and needs to be aware of their responsibility to act.”
Agnès Buzyn, French Minister for Solidarity and Health