$1 Trillion Pandemic Fund – A Modest Cost for Health Security, says AHF

By Benzinga3 days ago

In response to an underfunded, noncooperative global effort to counter COVID-19, AIDS Healthcare Foundation calls for the creation of a $1 trillion Global Infectious Diseases Trust Fund to be established over the next decade to fight and prevent future public health crises.

While the world will slowly be unpacking lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic for years to come, this much is clear – we were entirely unprepared to face an infectious disease outbreak of this magnitude – and unless drastic, fundamental changes are implemented, the world is doomed to face the same fate in the future.

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) urges the establishment of a minimum of a $1 trillion Global Infectious Diseases Trust Fund over the next ten years to serve as an investment in a new international sanitary order that can prevent, detect and control outbreaks that have the potential to become widespread pandemics. Following the success of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, where governments, the private sector, civil society and communities are all interconnected and engaged—this new model of funding for global public health is urgently required.

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