Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

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  1. India has announced a contribution of $22 million to the Global Fund for AIDS, TB and Malaria for the 6th replenishment cycle(2020-22).
  2. The Global Fund is an international financial organization designed to accelerate the end of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics.
  3. The organisation is a partnership between governments, civil society, the private sector and people affected by the diseases.It was formed in 2002.It is headquartered at Geneva,Switzerland.
  4. The organisation mobilizes and invests more than US$4 billion a year to support programmes run by local experts in more than 100 countries.
  5. The organisation was initially formed as an independent, non-profit foundation under Swiss law and hosted by the World Health Organization(WHO). 
  6. In 2009,the organization became an administratively autonomous organization terminating its administrative services agreement with the WHO.
  7. India shares a sustained partnership with the Global Fund since 2002 both as recipient and as a donor.In the current funding cycle (2018-21), the Global Fund has allocated US$ 500 million to India.As a donor,India has contributed US$ 46.5 million so far till 2019 including US$ 20 million for the 5th Replenishment.