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Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria: key figures questioned

29 March 2012

The International Development Committee will question key figures on the 17 April, including the Secretary of State for International Development and the General Manager of the Global Fund, about the current situation

Parliament TV: Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Inquiry: Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
International Development Committee 

Witnesses

Tuesday 17 April 2012, Grimond Room, Portcullis House

At 2.10 pm

The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
• Gabriel Jaramillo, General Manager
• Richard Manning, Chair of Mid-Term Replenishment Review

At 2.45 pm

Roll Back Malaria Partnership
• Alan Court, Chair of the Resource Mobilisation Committee

UK Consortium on AIDS and International Development
• Mike Podmore, Chair

Aidspan
• Bernard Rivers, Executive Director

UK Coalition to Stop TB
Aaron Oxley, Member of Steering Committee

At 3.30 pm

Department for International Development
• Rt Hon Andrew Mitchell MP, Secretary of State

Purpose of the Session

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is an international financing institution created to increase resources to address three of the world’s most devastating diseases. To date, it has saved over 7.7 million lives in 150 countries over the last 10 years. The UK has contributed almost £1bn to the Global Fund since its inception in 2002, 8% of total contributions. In the past year, however, forecast donor contributions have reduced or been delayed, partly as a result of negative reports of fraud and mismanagement in Global Fund programmes. The UK currently has the Chair of the Global Fund and may increase its funding, subject to reforms undertaken by the Global Fund. The Committee will question key figures, including the Secretary of State for International Development and the General Manager of the Global Fund, about the current situation.

Further Information

About Parliament: Select Committees
Visiting Parliament: Watch Committees
Global Fund website

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