Ten Reasons for Spain’s Commitment Against the Three Major Pandemics

Ten Reasons for Spain’s Commitment Against the Three Major Pandemics

23.9.2019
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On October 10, Lyon, France, will host the Sixth Replenishment Conference for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria with the aim of collecting 14,000 million euros from governments, international organizations and private actors, and keep up the fight to end the three pandemics by 2030.

At this crucial moment, Spain has to be part of this global effort by contributing with at least 100 million euros

We have eleven years to achieve an objective that, although feasible, is still far away. Increasing the impact of the interventions is not only a moral issue but also an urgent need if this is to become a reality within the following generation. The Global Fund’s credentials as a key tool for achieving this goal are the 27 million lives saved since its creation in 2002.

We have been insisting on this for the last several months, even years: the challenge is in our hands and we are close to making a big difference. However, getting close is not good enough. Only a firm commitment will manage to avoid reverting progress made and face new threats such as antimicrobial resistance.

The Global Fund’s credentials as a key tool for achieving this goal are the 27 million lives saved since its creation in 2002

The Global Fund is an initiative that brings together economic efforts from public and private actors to increase access to frontline treatments and innovations for the most vulnerable populations. The European Union has already promised 550 million euros for this replenishment round, Germany 1,000 million, and Italy 161 million - an increase compared to previous rounds.

At this crucial moment, Spain has to be part of this global effort by contributing with at least 100 million euros, for the following 10 reasons: 

Infographic - '10 Reasons Why Spain Must Invest (Seriously) in the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria' (in Spanish)