World Leaders Hope to Raise $14Billion For Global Fund

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Speaking at a donors' conference for the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Macron said everyone should up their pledges for the coming three-year period by 15 per cent.

This money will allow the Global Fund to support affected countries, such as Kenya, with a view to saving 16 million lives, preventing 234 million new infections and continuing to finance innovations and improvements for health systems.

Over 710 000 people are now supported by Global Fund in Zimbabwe out of a total of 1,2 million people on Anti-Retro Viral Therapy.

The Gulf States of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, which made much smaller contributions if any in 2016, were "countries that we have great expectations of", he added.

Finance and Economic Development Minister Professor Mthuli Ncube extolled the President Mnangagwa's commitment towards the Global Fund. Posting on his twitter handle Prof Ncube said: "His Excellency President ED Mnangagwa giving his speech at the Global Fund replenishment event in Lyon, France".

President Macron chronicled the success stories of the Global Fund 17 years later since the Fund was setup.

The conference was hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron.

To complete the process, please follow the instructions in the email we just sent you. "This commitment is a strong statement that the fight against infectious diseases can be won, and that our commitment to "end the epidemics" and "leave no one behind" are not empty slogans".

He highlighted that, 32 million lives have been saved and there has been a 50 percent decline in the number of deaths from HIV and the number of survivors has increased as compared to the facts 20 years ago.

According to the World Health Organization, there were 37.9 million people living with HIV/AIDS across the globe in 2018. It is fully committed to the Fund's governance and has contributed €4.61 billion (Sh527.4 billion) since the Fund was created in 2002, making it the second-largest contributor.

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