11.12.21

Congresswoman Barbara Lee Applauds Announcement that United States will Host Replenishment Conference for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in 2022

Washington, DC — Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee celebrated the announcement by the Biden Administration that the United States would host the upcoming replenishment conference for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in 2022. 

“I am proud that the United States is showcasing its continued leadership in the global fight against HIV and AIDS, as well as tuberculosis and malaria.  As the original author of legislation to create the Global Fund, I am proud of the US legacy of support for an institution that has saved as many as 44 million lives over the last two decades.  Hosting the next Replenishment will speed the world’s progress toward ending these epidemics, while showing U.S. commitment to preventing future pandemics,” said Lee.

Hosting the Replenishment will advance the United States’ goals on pandemic preparedness and response, in which the Global Fund plays a critical role. In previous replenishments, U.S. commitments have spurred other donors to come forward to match U.S. commitments two to one. Hosting the next Replenishment is an important opportunity to mobilize resources from other donor governments towards fighting pandemics now and in the future.

The Global Fund embodies core values the United States seeks in its multilateral investments, including burden sharing among partners, demonstrable results, accountability and transparency, and support for the human rights of women, girls and marginalized populations.  Since the United States became the first country to pledge to it in 2001, the Global Fund partnership has saved over 44 million lives from the three deadliest infectious diseases before COVID-19 arose—AIDS, TB and malaria.