A joint visit to Global Fund program sites in Nigeria
On Wednesday the 24th of October, the Ambassador of France in Nigeria, H.E. Jérôme Pasquier, joined the Global Fund delegation and its new executive Director, Peter Sands, for a field visit.
In both Comprehensive Health Center of Ayaura (Abaji Local Government Area, Abuja FCT) and PPFN Clinic in Suleja (Niger State), the delegation met with several organizations and operators committed to fighting against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria - the three pillars of action for the Global Fund.
The Global Fund was created in 2002 and provided support in 140 different countries around the world with a total of 30 billion USD to address the HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria pandemics. Since inception up until 2017, the Global Fund has saved about 22 million lives, helped 11 million people to receive antiretroviral medication and 17.4 million others to be diagnosed and treated for tuberculosis. It has also financed the distribution of about 800 million mosquito nets all around the world. The Fund’s contribution in Nigeria is its largest in any single country with 1 billion USD between 2015 and 2017 and 660 Million USD between 2018 and 2020.
France is the second largest contributor of the Fund with 5 billion USD donated since its inception. It will host the next Global Fund replenishment conference on the 10th of October, 2019 in Lyon.