India has been a recipient country of the Global Fund since 2004 and has been disbursed over US$2.5 million for HIV, TB and malaria.
India is a strategic partner of the Global Fund, both as an implementer and a donor. The government of India has shown great leadership in improving the health needs of its citizens and fighting infectious diseases, especially tuberculosis. India has ambitious goals for all three diseases, including ending TB by 2025 – five years ahead of the Sustainable Development Goals.
India joined the Global Fund as a donor in 2006, and has contributed a total US$60.5 million to date. The Government of India pledged US$22 million to the Global Fund’s Sixth Replenishment for 2020-2022, demonstrating shared commitment toward ending the epidemics of HIV, TB and malaria. India also hosted the Preparatory Meeting of the Sixth Replenishment of the Global Fund, the first time an implementing country has hosted a Replenishment Preparatory Meeting of the Global Fund.
India has the world’s highest burden of TB, with 27 percent of all global cases. It is also home to about a quarter of all patients with drug-resistant TB. India has the third largest number of people living with HIV in the world, with an estimated 2.1 million people. The country has an estimated 88,000 new HIV infections and 69,000 AIDS-related deaths. India accounts for 4 percent of the estimated global malaria cases and 68 percent of reported cases in the WHO South-East Asia region.
India is also part of Multicountry Asia IHAA grant supported by the Global Fund.
About the action
The action in India is led by India Working Group for Health Advocacy with the support of the following partners.