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Major increase in EU's contribution to improve global health

EU News 70/2016

Brussels, 3 March 2016

EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, will today announce the EU's contribution of €470 million to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria for the period 2017-2019. The new funding represents an increase of €100 million or 27% of the EU's contribution in comparison to previous years (€370 million for 2014-2016). This grant supports the Global Fund's objective to help save 8 million lives over the next three years and reach the SDG target of ending the epidemics of HIV, Tuberculosis, and Malaria by 2030. The announcement comes ahead of a meeting with Mark Dybul, Executive Director of the Global Fund, in Brussels.

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Handshake between Mark Dybul, on the left, and Neven Mimica Date: 03/03/2016 Reference: P-031117/00-03 Location: Brussels - EC/Berlaymont © European Union , 2016 URL