Ireland continues its support for The Global Fund
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria was founded in 2002. More than 4 million people died from these three diseases that year. Since then the number of AIDS related deaths has dropped by 45% in countries where the Global Fund works, while the number of deaths from TB has dropped by 31%, and deaths from Malaria by 48%.
The Global Fund is an international organization that aims to attract and disburse additional resources to prevent and treat AIDS, TB and Malaria.
It works as a public-private partnership between governments, civil society organizations, private organizations and the people most affected by these diseases. The Global Fund is the world's largest financier of anti-AIDS, TB and malaria programs.
Ireland is a proud founding member of the Global Fund and contributed over €193 million to treat and prevent the spread of AIDS, TB, and Malaria worldwide. This year Ireland pledged to support the Global Fund with €30 million over the next three years, continuing the support it has given over the past 14 years.
By doing this the country has committed to playing an important role in the efforts to end these epidemics by 2030.