Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Rabia, Adviser to the Royal Court and General Curator of the King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid, attended the 7th Global Fund to Fight AIDS Conference yesterday representing the Kingdom. , tuberculosis and malaria, which took place on the sidelines of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly in New York in the presence of US President Joseph Biden and a number of heads of state, foreign ministers and high-level delegations. In his speech at the conference, he said: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is one of the largest international donors of humanitarian action, and support for the health sector is one of the highest priorities in helping the Kingdom, noting that since the founding of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in In 2002, the Kingdom contributed US$123 million to the Fund, as the world has witnessed during the COVID-19 pandemic, and that the Alliance is critical to building international solidarity.
Dr. Al Rabia announced that the Kingdom will provide an additional $39 million in support to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria over 3 years, reaffirming his global commitment to achieving the Fund’s goals of better saving lives and working. to improve the prosperity and well-being of all.
The conference aims to raise about $18 billion for the fund; To contribute to the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, and to strengthen the work of health systems in low- and middle-income countries to eradicate these epidemics.