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DFID's Contribution to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

HC 126, First Report of Session 2012-13 - Volume I: Report, Together with Formal Minutes, Oral and Written Evidence

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House of Commons - International Development Committee
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TSO (The Stationery Office)
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The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria was created in 2001 to increase funding to tackle three of the world's most devastating diseases; 'DFID's Contribution to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (HC 126)' examines the involvement of the UK's Department For International Development (DFID) as the Global Fund's third highest donor.

The Fund has approved 14.1 billion for programmes in 150 countries, provided AIDS treatment for 3.3 million people, anti-tuberculosis treatment for 8.6 million people and 230 million insecticide-treated nets for the prevention of malaria.

The Government had previously committed to increase its contribution to the Fund, but this money has not yet been delivered nor the amount of the increase confirmed. The Committee is concerned by the delay in delivering funds and is calling for the UK to increase its contribution above the current 384 million pledge for 2012-15, subject to reform.

The Committee says that the G20 meeting in Mexico provides a good opportunity for the UK to announce new funds, but only if conditions are met and UK taxpayers' money is adequately safeguarded.

The Global Fund has had a difficult year, with financial problems, corruption scandals and the resignation of its director. Confidence in the Fund was affected with some countries temporarily suspending payments and the Global Fund had to cancel a round of grants totaling 930 million.

MPs have said that the Global Fund has made good progress under its new management to reform the organisation's structures and financial risk monitoring, leading to the Global Fund announcing new funds of 630 million in May 2012.

Extent 60 pages ISBN 9780215045133
Size A4 Price £13.50
Format Paperback Published 22 May 2012
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