The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Its Impact in Sub-Saharan Africa and Implications for France's G8 Presidency

"The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and malaria is a public-private partnership established in 2002 to mobilize and disburse resources to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria in mid and low income countries in parts of Africa, the Caribbean and Asia. To mobilize and disburse resources, the Global Fund works in concert with several partners, including G8 donor countries, grant recipient governments of low and mid income countries, the private sector, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and civil society. The Global Fund was established after public health experts and civil society organizations called for a collective effort to raise money to contain the spread of HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria, three of the world’s most devastating infectious diseases, and address the lack of resources and inadequacy to combat the diseases in mid and low income countries."