Yesterday International Development Secretary Justine Greening has announced that the UK Government is committing £1 billion to the 2013-2015 replenishment of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria.

The Global Fund has already saved millions of lives and yesterday’s announcement will help turn that success into long lasting change that brings us one step closer to a world free from AIDS, TB and malaria.

The UK’s pledge of £1 billion over three years will allow:

  • lifesaving antiretroviral therapy for 750,000 people living with HIV
  • 32 million more insecticide-treated nets to prevent the transmission of malaria
  • TB treatment for over a million more people

Justine Greening said:

“AIDS, TB and malaria are among the world’s biggest killers despite being entirely preventable and treatable. The Global Fund has already helped save millions of lives but we must keep up the momentum if we are to beat these diseases for good.”

STUDENT STOP AIDS and our societies have been campaigning for many years to secure this commitment and welcome the UK Government’s decision. We had an active part in raising awareness on the issue and pushing our Government to secure the investment with all our actions.