The United Kingdom is a founding member and long-time partners of the Global Fund. As the third largest public donor to the Global Fund, it has contributed GBP 4.12 billion to date.
For the Sixth Replenishment of the Global Fund, Prime Minister Theresa May pledged GBP 1.4 billion in June 2019, and through the pledge the United Kingdom would match up to GBP 100 million of investment from private sector organisations to encourage stronger private sector engagement int he fight against malaria.
As part of the Outcome Strategy of the FCDO Outcome Delivery Plan: 2021 to 2022 of the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), it will:
- Support fair and equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines and mitigate the indirect health impacts of COVID-19 by supporting delivery of essential health services.
- Work towards the manifesto commitment of ending preventable deaths of mothers, new-borns and children by 2030.
- Invest in priority countries to strengthen health systems; promoting Universal Health Coverage, including sexual and reproductive health and rights, nutrition, water, sanitation, hand washing and hygiene and tackle major communicable diseases.
The FCDO also focuses on education, gender equality and inclusion with targeted investments in global initiatives on education, gender equality and inclusion.
The United Kingdom is committed in standing up for human rights around the world as a force for good, and will increase its efforts to protect open societies and democratic values where they are being undermined.
About the action
We worked with colleagues in the UK to seek inputs for letters sent by communities and civil society colleagues to United Kingdom Embassies around the world.
The action in the United Kingdom is led by STOPAIDS with the support of the following partners.
UK Colleagues got together on the 8th March to prepare for the Global Week of Action before the hand-in of letters to Donors Embassies.
On 8th March, colleagues delivered letters to the Embassies by hand and post.
On International Women’s Day, the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) event brought parliamentarians together on 9th March to step up the fight for HIV, TB and malaria; women & girls; and pandemic preparedness through bold UK partnership with the Global Fund.
This event was attended by Peter Sands, Executive Director of the Global Fund, and attended virtually by Joyce Ouma from Kenya.