Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria: Progress Report and Issues for Congress [Updated June 11, 2007]   [open pdf - 204KB]

"The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, is an independent foundation that seeks to attract and rapidly disburse new resources in developing countries aimed at countering the three diseases. There has been some debate about the level of U.S. contributions to the Fund. Some critics argue that the United States should temper its support to the Fund, because the Fund has not demonstrated strong reporting and monitoring practices; contributions made to the Fund in excess of the President's request are provided at the expense of U.S. bilateral HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria programs; and the Fund needs to secure support from other sources, particularly the private sector. Supporters of current funding levels counter that the Fund has improved its reporting and monitoring practices, greater U.S. contributions to the Fund parallel increases in U.S. bilateral HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria programs, and the Fund has attempted to raise participation by the private sector through the launching of Product Red. This report, which will be periodically updated, discusses the Fund's progress to date, describes U.S. contributions to the organization and presents some issues Congress might consider."

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