LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#FundTheFund–AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) praised today President Biden’s steadfast support for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria following the release of the President’s fiscal year 2023 budget request to Congress.

The Administration has pledged $6 billion for the approaching Global Fund Seventh Replenishment in October, which covers three years. As part of that commitment, President Biden has asked Congress to appropriate $2 billion for the upcoming fiscal year.

“Given the Global Fund’s track record of saving millions of lives while doing so in a transparent and accountable manner, the US investment in the Fund is some of the best development dollars spent on global health security and public health in terms of effectiveness,” said AHF’s Chief of Public Affairs and General Counsel Tom Myers. “We thank President Biden for this request and hope Congress will meet or exceed it in appropriations.”

Because pledges to the Global Fund are made in three-year increments, the rest of the pledged funds will need to be appropriated by Congress in subsequent years. Traditionally, the United States matches $1 for every $2 committed to the Global Fund by other donor countries. The overall target for the Seventh Replenishment has been set at $18 billion.

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization, currently provides medical care and/or services to over 1.6 million clients in 45 countries worldwide in the US, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean, the Asia/Pacific Region and Europe. To learn more about AHF, please visit our website: www.aidshealth.org, find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/aidshealth and follow us on Twitter: @aidshealthcare and Instagram: @aidshealthcare

Contacts

US MEDIA CONTACT:

Ged Kenslea, Senior Director, Communications, AHF

+1.323.308.1833 work +1.323.791.5526 mobile

gedk@aidshealth.org

Denys Nazarov, Director of Global Policy &

Communications, AHF

+1 323.308.1829

denys.nazarov@ahf.org

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