Canada pledges $930.4 million to the Global Fund for 2020 to 2022 to protecting global health and addressing the health needs of the most vulnerable, including women and girls, around the world.
This pledge follows the Government of Canada’s historic commitment to increase global health funding to $1.4 billion annually on average by 2023. Canada’s approach to global health includes maternal, newborn and child health and comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and rights and services.
Minister of International Development and Minister for Women and Gender Equality, Maryam Monsef said, “Canada is committed to maintaining its leadership in supporting the vital work of multilateral platforms such as the Global Fund to address inequalities that prevent the most vulnerable, especially women and girls, from living healthy and productive lives.”
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria provides funding to support programs—run by local experts in countries and communities most in need—that focus on prevention, treatment, care and the strengthening of health systems. These programs also work to end the gender inequalities that are major drivers of the spread of these three diseases.
The Global Fund supports activities in more than 100 countries, with 65% of its programs in sub-Saharan Africa, where the burden of disease is greatest. These programs have achieved remarkable results, with an estimated 27 million lives saved since 2002.
Canada is at the forefront of international efforts to improve the health of the poorest and most vulnerable, especially women, girls and adolescent girls. This is why Canada is joining forces with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria to end these epidemics for good by increasing its contribution to the Fund.