Gates Foundation Announces .27 Billion in Health and Development Commitments to Promote Progress Towards Global Goals

Gates Foundation Announces $1.27 Billion in Health and Development Commitments to Promote Progress Towards Global Goals

The first in-person Conservative event of 2019 will bring together global changemakers to highlight the urgency of achieving a fairer world by 2030

NEW YORK, September 21, 2022 /CNW/ — During the week of the United Nations General Assembly, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation — along with governments, philanthropies, the private sector, non-governmental organizations, and world and community leaders — announced full commitments $1.27 billion to improve and save millions of lives.

The funding will address overlapping global crises that have reversed progress already made towards achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (Global Goals). The Foundation’s sixth Annual Report to Explorers notes that nearly all indicators of the Global Goals are off track to reach them by 2030. Despite these challenges, the report highlights opportunities to accelerate progress by investing in long-term solutions and innovative approaches. deep-rooted issues, including poverty, inequality, and climate change.

This week highlighted the urgency of the challenges we face, and the promise of sustainable solutions that save and improve lives,” said Mark Suzman, Gates Foundation CEO. “We can get back on track towards the SDGs, but we will be taking a new level of collaboration and investment from all sectors. That’s why our foundation is stepping up our commitment to help tackle crises now and ensure long-term impact across critical determinants of health and development.”

Today’s Goalkeeper event brought together global leaders and change-makers to discuss current and future efforts to achieve the Global Goals. Mia MottleyPrime Minister of Barbados; Pedro SánchezPrime Minister of Spain; Bill Gates; French gates Melinda; more than 300 young change makers; and other emerging and established leaders from around the world participated in the event.

“The last time we gathered in person for the Goalkeepers, we talked about how the most well-intentioned programs can perpetuate inequalities if the communities they want to reach are not involved in the design,” said the Co-Chair. . French gates Melinda. “A lot has changed since 2019, but there is one thing that hasn’t: We won’t make progress towards the Global Goals if those with live experience don’t have a seat at the table. I’m proud of our Goalkeeper Award winners and many partners. from all over the world who are working to develop the next generation of leaders.”

Also today, at the Global Fund Replenishment Conference, governments and the private sector came together to pledge an unprecedented level of commitment that will advance the goal of good health and well-being for all. The funding will go towards the Global Fund’s goal of saving 20 million more people from HIV, Tuberculosis and malaria; building more resilient health systems to prevent future pandemics; and put the world back on track to end these diseases by 2030. Today’s pledge includes the Foundation’s largest pledge yet to the Global Fund $912 million.

“We see the most progress when governments, the private sector, and local communities collaborate in global health programs,” it said. Bill Gates, co-chairman. “The commitment this week to fight preventable diseases and save millions more lives by replenishing the Global Fund is a big step forward to get back on track to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.”

Accelerating Progress Towards Global Goals
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced the following commitments this week:

  • $912 million commit to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
    This is the Foundation’s largest commitment yet to the Global Fund. Since 2002, health programs supported by the Global Fund partnership have saved 50 million lives. This funding will help accelerate efforts to end HIV, tuberculosis and malaria by 2030 and build resilient health systems needed to protect against future pandemics. It will also be critical to reducing the disproportionate impact of these diseases on women and girls.

This funding will go to:

In addition, the foundation will doubling his previous commitment to the Child Support Fund—oh $10 million to $20 million. Our investment will support the fund’s expansion beyond ready-to-use therapeutic food to include preventative nutritional products for both women and children.

  • $200 million to expand the global Digital Public Infrastructure
    This funding will help expand the infrastructure that low- and middle-income countries can use to become more resilient to crises such as food shortages, public health threats, and climate change, as well as aid economic and pandemic recovery. This infrastructure includes tools such as interoperable payment systems, digital identity, data sharing systems, and civil registry databases.

  • $50 million to the Partners in Health Scholarship Fund to attend the University for Global Health Equity (UGHE) in Rwanda
    This commitment will help drive uplift efforts $200 million. The scholarship fund will support students, 75% of whom are women, to attend UGHE and help accelerate efforts to increase the number of healthcare workers Rwanda and around the world.

World Goalkeeper Celebrated
In recognition of the great work done by world leaders to advance the Global Goals, the Foundation also announced the winners of its 2022 Global Goals Back-to-Back Awards on 20 September.

  • Progress AwardRAdhika Batraco-founder of the non-profit organization Every Infant Matters, which provides last-mile health solutions for disadvantaged children India

  • Changemaker AwardZbut Joyajournalist from Afghanistan founded and self-funded Rukhshana Media, an online news agency dedicated exclusively to covering issues related to Irish women. Afghanistan

  • Campaign AwardVAnise Nakateclimate justice activist from Uganda and founder of the Africa-based Rise Up Movement and the Green Schools Project

  • Goalkeeper World AwardUrsula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission

Note to editors

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Under the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Guided by the belief that all lives are of equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people live healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people’s health and giving them the opportunity to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. I the United States, seeks to ensure that everyone — especially those with the least resources — has access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and in life. Based in Seattle, Washingtonthe foundation is led by the CEO Mark Suzmanled by the Co-Chairs Bill Gates and French gates Melinda and the board of trustees.

About Goalkeeper
Goalkeeper is the foundation’s campaign to accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (or Global Goals). Goalkeeper publishes an annual report along with hosting an event, facilitating an annual awards program, and convening a global community of collaborative and diverse change-makers who believe that progress is possible, but not inevitable.

Under the Global Goals
Ar September 25, 2015at the headquarters of the United Nations i New York, 193 global leaders committed to the 17 Global Goals. These are a set of ambitious objectives and targets to achieve three extraordinary things by 2030: end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change.

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