THE ANGELS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–With the completion of the seventh round of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria on Wednesday, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is calling on China to meet the multi-billion dollar pledges made by other wealthy nations.
“After another conference to replenish the Global Fund, China once again fails to play its part,” said Michael Weinstein, President of the AHF. “We call on China to follow the example of countries like France, Germany, Canada and Japan to make an appropriate contribution and allocate at least $1 billion to the Global Fund. With a significant contribution from China, the fund could come a good deal closer to its seventh reopening target of $18 billion.”
Even after receiving over $802 million in Global Fund assistance in the past, China has contributed just under $18 million in each of the last two funding periods (2017-2019, 2020-2022) — despite being the world’s second-largest economy world is.
The Global Fund was pledged $14.25 billion in the seventh round of appropriations, including $10 million from the AHF, AHF President Michael Weinstein announced at the donors’ conference. Pledges from Italy and the UK, which has historically paid well over $1 billion to the fund, are pending and expected shortly.
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