Additional Contribution to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
October 6, 2010
- On October 5 (Tue), at the Third Voluntary Replenishment meeting of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (hereafter “Global Fund”) held in New York, Mr. Yutaka Banno, State Secretary for Foreign Affairs, announced that the Government of Japan will make contributions to the Global Fund amounting to 800 million USD in the coming years from 2011.
- Progress of health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is lagging behind. The three major infectious diseases – HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria – are still major threats to human security, as well as impediments to economic and social development in developing countries. Japan will continue to contribute to the achievement of the MDGs through the steady implementation of Japan’s Global Health Policy, including the effort to fight the three major infectious diseases through the Global Fund.