ALMA'S EXECUTIVE SECRETARY RELEASES STATEMENT ON GLOBAL FUND REPLENISHMENT CONFERENCE

Statement from Joy Phumaphi, Executive Secretary of the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA):

“Today at the Global Fund Replenishment Conference, leaders from around the world have reaffirmed their commitment to the Global Fund to Fight HIV / AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and to end the three devastating diseases. African leadership and ownership are essential in the fight against malaria. 

The Global Fund works in close partnership with African countries as countries commit more of their own resources to the fight against malaria. The African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) wholeheartedly supports the work of the Global Fund, which has helped to save millions of lives in Africa. We thank all partners for their generous contributions to the Global Fund and we look forward to working together to continue progress towards a malaria-free Africa.”

About ALMA

The African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) is a ground-breaking coalition of 49 African heads of state and government working across country and regional borders to achieve a malaria-free Africa by 2030.

Since its founding in 2009, ALMA has supported efforts to keep malaria high on national and international development agendas. 

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About the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

The Global Fund partnership brings together governments, civil society, the private sector and people affected by the diseases,To date, the Global Fund has saved 20 million lives and is on track to reach 22 million lives saved by the end of 2016. As a result of prevention and control interventions in more than 100 countries, Global Fund-supported programs averted 146 million new infections from the three diseases since 2012 alone.Programs supported by the Global Fund, designed and implemented by local experts, have provided 659 million mosquito nets around the world to prevent malaria. The number of deaths caused by malaria declined by 50 percent in the countries where the Global Fund invested between 2000 and 2015 and with continued support, 21 countries could eliminate malaria by 2020.In Africa specifically, malaria mortality rates have fallen by 66 percent among all age groups and by 71 percent among children under 5 years old since 2000. Still, malaria remains one of the top causes of morbidity in pregnant women and mortality in children under 5, which is why a renewed effort is key to achieve a malaria-free world.

Replenishment of the Global Fund for 2017-19 was confirmed on 16 September 2016 at the Global Fund Replenishment Conference, taking place in Montreal, Canada.

  • Agenda for the Global Fund Fifth Replenishment Conference available for download here.
  • List of pledges and contributions for 2014-16 available for download here.
  • 2016 Summary Report of Global Fund Impact and Results available for download here.