Major increase in EU's contribution to improve global health

Major increase in EU's contribution to improve global health

03/03/2016

EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, will today announce an increase of €100 million for the period 2017-2019 in the EU's financial contribution to the Global Fund

Press release

ONE and Bono welcome EU’s leadership in the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

Bono, lead singer of U2 and co-founder of The ONE Campaign and (RED), said:

”Twenty-seven just became my favourite number.  The Global Fund is the best tool we have to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria and this 27 per cent increase shows real leadership by the European Commission. If others raise their game in the same way, we could save eight million lives over the next three years and deal a crippling blow to these three deadly diseases.”