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September 24, 2021 "Over the years, Italy has shown a strong commitment to the Global Fund. Since its creation, we have contributed over 1.2 billion euros. The next refinancing of the Fund will have to be generous and express a real solidarity worldwide. We want the next 20 years of the Global Fund to be even more profitable than the past 20 years. " Prime Minister Mario Draghi said this in a video message sent to the Global Fund which - he recalls - "saved about 44 million lives, the equivalent of the population of Ukraine."



"The pandemic has overwhelmed health systems, diverting resources from fighting these diseases. Last year, at least one million people did not receive treatment for tuberculosis. The number of HIV tests dropped by a staggering one. 20%. Progress against malaria has stopped. Now that vaccination campaigns against Covid-19 are progressing around the world, we must rekindle the spirit that led to the creation of the Global Fund ", says the premier.



 "This year, Italy has placed global health at the center of its G20 presidency. Now that vaccination campaigns against COVID-19 are progressing around the world, we must rekindle the spirit that led to the creation of the Global Fund. . We must strengthen our health systems, improve access to care and encourage prevention. And ensure that sufficient, sustainable and predictable funding is provided to achieve these goals. This is essential for an effective resumption of the HIV campaign. tuberculosis and malaria ".



"Over the years, Italy has shown a strong commitment to the Global Fund," said Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi.

And he concludes: "The next refinancing of the Fund must be generous and express real solidarity on a global level. We want the next 20 years of the Global Fund to be even more profitable than the past 20 years".




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