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The Ten-Year Anniversary of the Global Fund


Report of the Ten-Year Anniversary of the Global Fund

Working with the US to save lives

A groundbreaking innovation, in the last 10 years the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
has grown into the world’s most powerful tool in the fight against the three diseases. During this time, we’ve seen some incredible successes.
The Global Fund’s lifesaving work is truly an American success story. As the largest single donor to the Global Fund, providing up to one-third of its funding each year, the U.S. should feel pride in all that the
Global Fund has accomplished.
In 2002, former U.S. President George W. Bush provided a founding pledge of  $300 million to the Global Fund. A year later, he launched PEPFAR, a program intended to be complementary to U.S. efforts to fight HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria through the Global Fund. Since then, the Global Fund has enjoyed strong bipartisan support from American policymakers. This leadership has a positive impact on funding
from donors around the world, resulting in a remarkable return on investment. By U.S. law, for every $1 the U.S. gives, other donors must give at least $2. This is a powerful leveraging tool that stretches U.S. taxpayer dollars even further.