ADDED ON: 08/27/2019

G7 countries to increase Global Fund contributions

08/26/2019 | Washington Blade

Germany, Italy and Canada have announced they will increase their contributions to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the G-7 summit in Biarritz, France, announced her country has pledged to increase its contribution to the Global Fund by €1 billion ($1.1 billion) — or 17.5 percent — over the next three years. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte also announced his country will increase its contribution by €161 million ($178.9 million) — or 15 percent — during the same period. Canada on Aug. 22 announced it would increase its contribution to the Global Fund by 15.7 percent. Then-British Prime Minister Theresa May in June announced her country would increase its contribution by £1.4 billion ($1.71 billion) — or 16 percent — over the next three years. A Global Fund spokesperson on Monday told the Blade the European Union will increase its contribution by 16 percent.

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