About Careers MedBlog Contact us

Italy Raises Contribution to Fight TB, Malaria, AIDS

by Iswarya on August 28, 2019 at 11:03 AM
Font : A-A+

Italy Raises Contribution to Fight TB, Malaria, AIDS

Italy's 15 percent rise in its contribution to the United Nations to fight AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria shows its commitment to the health sector, says Foreign Minister Emanuela Del Re.

"The increase in Italy's contribution to the Global Fund is the confirmation of Italy's commitment to the health sector," said Del Re, according to a Foreign Ministry statement.


"We have wanted to responsibly respond to the Fund's call to intensify the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria in order to achieve the target of eradicating the three diseases by 2030 and save 16 million lives over the next three years," she added.

Del Re's comments came after outgoing Premier Giuseppe Conte announced at the G7 summit in Biarritz that Italy will give 161 million euros to the Global Fund till 2022 - a 15 percent rise from the previous three years.

The donation will be channeled to the Global Fund by Italy's Overseas Aid Department, she said.

"Health, especially of women, youth, children and the most vulnerable groups, is a key condition for development," Del Re said.

Italy's pledge responds to the call launched by the Global Fund to raise $14 billion to save 16 million lives from 2021 to 2023, prevent 234 million infections or new cases, reduce inequality and strengthen the health care systems of developing countries, with the aim of wiping out epidemics by 2030, the Foreign Ministry stated.

The Global Fund, which was launched under the 2001 Italian Presidency of the G7, has helped save 27 million lives and to reducing by a third the number of deaths caused by AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria, by investing more than 41 billion dollars to support the hardest-hit countries.

The Fund operates in more than 100 countries and concentrates 92 percent of its resources on low and lower medium-income countries that record a high incidence of the three diseases. A total of 65 percent of its programs are implemented in Sub-Saharan Africa, the foreign ministry said.

In 2017 alone, 17.5 million people received antiretroviral treatment for AIDS, and 79 million people were examined, 5 million people were treated for tuberculosis, 197 million sprayed mosquito nets were distributed, and a third of the fund's resources were invested to bolster target countries' health care systems comprehensively.

Source: IANS


Recommended Reading

Latest General Health News

More Than 300 People on Texas-Mexico Cruise Ship Fall Sick
Over 300 people had fallen sick with illness caused by Norovirus on a US cruise ship, say authorities.
 No Smoking Day 2023: Ex-smokers in Wakefield Lead the Campaign
Ex-smokers in Wakefield have shared their stories to encourage others to give up cigarettes on No Smoking Day 2023 which falls on 8th March.
New Protein Linked to Neurodegeneration
Total levels of m6A in the nervous system rise with age and that (some) neurodegenerative diseases are characterized by RNA hypermethylation.
How Stress Disrupts Maturation of Brain's Reward Circuits?
New study provides insights into the impact of early-life adversity on brain development and on control of reward behaviors that underlie emotional disorders
 Indonesia Partners With FIND for Diagnostic Testing Access Initiative
Ministry of Health of the Republic of Indonesia signed a formal memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will expand access to essential diagnostics in the country.
View All
This site uses cookies to deliver our services.By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use  Ok, Got it. Close

Italy Raises Contribution to Fight TB, Malaria, AIDS Personalised Printable Document (PDF)

Please complete this form and we'll send you a personalised information that is requested

You may use this for your own reference or forward it to your friends.

Please use the information prudently. If you are not a medical doctor please remember to consult your healthcare provider as this information is not a substitute for professional advice.

Name *

Email Address *

Country *

Areas of Interests