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Today’s COVID-19 pandemic has made it clear that we must bolster health care systems worldwide if we are to defeat infectious diseases and save the most vulnerable. For this to become a reality, major investments must be made to fight existing epidemics as well as new ones. 

Concordia is proud to announce the Global Fund as a Programming Partner for the 2020 Annual Summit. The Global Fund is the world’s trusted, proven partnership fighting major infectious disease at scale around the world. As an international organization, the Global Fund mobilizes and invests more than US$4 billion a year to support programs run by local experts in more than 150 countries. The Global Fund is playing a critical role in the global response to COVID-19 in the poorest and most vulnerable countries. The Global Fund is a founding partner of the ACT-Accelerator, the world’s largest coalition to develop and equitably distribute COVID-19 protective equipment, tests, treatments and vaccines (once available). Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic,  the Global Fund has been actively supporting countries to fight COVID-19, protect front-line health workers, reinforce systems for health, and mitigate the impact on HIV, TB and malaria programs.

Through this Programming Partnership, Concordia and the Global Fund will host a Strategic Dialogue, Leadership in Global Health – Financing the Future, to discuss the innovation agenda in the global fight against HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria, alongside COVID-19. The session will also highlight the urgent role of the international community, particularly in terms of greater resource mobilization and leadership to mitigate the knock-on effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on health systems and economies. 

To learn more about The Global Fund, click here