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The Global Fund Recognized in G7 Communiques Following G7 Summit in Hiroshima

May 30, 2023
The Global Fund Recognized in G7 Communiques Following G7 Summit in Hiroshima

Friends of the Global Fund, Japan (FGFJ) commends the leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) for recognizing the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (the Global Fund) during both the May 13–14 G7 Health Ministers’ meeting in Nagasaki and the May 19–21 G7 Leaders’ Summit in Hiroshima.

The G7 Health Ministers’ communique emphasized a number of crucial efforts to which the nations are committed, including the following:

  • Strengthening the global health architecture (GHA), drawing on the lessons of the pandemic to recommit to achieving universal health coverage (UHC)
  • Leveraging innovations to improve global health
  • Supporting crucial efforts in collaboration with the global community

The G7 Leaders’ communique that followed reaffirmed the G7 nations’ commitment to reversing the decline in life expectancy through an emphasis on achieving UHC by 2030 and accelerating progress toward SDG 3. In the communique, the success of the Global Fund’s 7th replenishment was recognized:

“We noted the historic outcome of the Global Fund’s 7th replenishment and welcome the financial support from the G7 and further countries towards ending the epidemics of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.”

The three diseases were also directly referenced in the communique for the first time since 2016, when Japan hosted the G7 Summit in Ise-Shima:

“We reaffirm the essential role of UHC in addressing various health challenges significantly set back by the pandemic, including in humanitarian contexts, such as tackling communicable diseases including HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, hepatitis, malaria, polio, measles, cholera, and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), antimicrobial resistance (AMR), noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) including mental health conditions, realizing comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) for all, and promoting routine immunization, healthy ageing, and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH).”

The Global Fund was later credited in the G7 Leaders’ Communique as a relevant partner for the G7 in enhancing equitable access to medical countermeasures (MCM).

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