Fact Sheet on Proposed Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis
Today's Presidential Action
IP and Healthcare
Calls for Funding for HIV/AIDS Programs
President Bush today outlined the United States' proposal for the key
elements of a new global fund to fight HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis.
This international public-private partnership will provide grants for
prevention, treatment, and care.
The United States will back this international effort by providing $200
million in seed money for FY 2002. Additionally, the Administration will
work with the G-8 and private foundations, corporations, faith-based
groups and other organizations to generate additional support for this global
Facts and Figures
The Administration's International Leadership on Preventing Disease
- Collectively, HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis are ravaging developing
nations, causing 25% of all deaths worldwide.
The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) estimates that
million people are now living with HIV/AIDS. Seventy percent of these
people are in sub-Saharan Africa, where HIV/AIDS is now the leading cause
Worldwide, more than 22 million people have died since the AIDS epidemic
began in the 1970s.
Tuberculosis accounted for 1.7 million deaths last year.
Malaria killed more than 1 million people last year mostly children in
The Bush Administration's HIV/AIDS Task Force
- The United States is the largest bilateral donor of HIV/AIDS assistance,
providing for nearly 50% of all international HIV/AIDS funding.
- Under President Bush's leadership, the United States will continue to
pursue an integrated approach to fighting disease, focusing on prevention
of new infections and training medical professionals, as well as treatment
and care. The United States believes that we must continue and expand our
efforts on prevention the most proven and cost-effective way to address
these global challenges.
- The global fund to fight HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis will be an
important multilateral tool for addressing these global epidemics.
- The United States will continue to work with other countries to ensure
that the global fund:
- is a public-private partnership;
- pursues an integrated approach, emphasizing prevention in a
of treatment and care;
- focuses on "best practices" by funding a core menu of programs
to work, then scaling up;
- promotes scientific and medical accountability by requiring
to be reviewed for effectiveness by medical and public health experts; and
- respects intellectual property rights as an important incentive for
the development of new drugs.
The President's Budget Provides Needed Resources to Fight Infectious
- In April, President Bush expanded the mandate of the Office of National
AIDS Policy (ONAP) to better facilitate domestic and international policy
efforts on HIV/AIDS.
- ONAP is supporting a new high-level task force co-chaired by the
Secretary of State and the Secretary of Health and Human Services, and
including the White House Domestic Policy Advisor and the National
Advisor to coordinate the Administration's proactive activities and
responses to all aspects of the domestic and international HIV/AIDS
In addition to the $200 million commitment to the new Global Fund, the
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- Allocates $480 million in funding to fight the international HIV/AIDS
epidemic, an 8% increase from Fiscal Year 2001 and a 113% increase from
Fiscal Year 2000.
- Dedicates $10.2 billion in the HHS budget to fight HIV/AIDS, and
- Provides $2.5 billion for the National Institutes of Health for HIV/AIDS
research, an increase of $258 million or 12%.