US Microsoft founder, Co-Chairman of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates, left, and Irish rock band U2 singer Bono arrive at the City Hall of Lyon, central France, Wednesday Oct.9 2019, ahead of the two-day conference of Global Fund to Fight HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
Hosting the conference in Lyon, Mr Macron said 13.92 billion United States dollars (£11.3 billion) had been promised for the work - and he vowed to keep pushing for more.
Announcing the drive to raise funds to fight AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis, Macron emphasised on the need to make AIDS, Malaria, Tuberculosis disappear from the planet earth and assured the conference that the objective to get rid of the diseases by 2030 is achievable if nations work together.
In his opening speech, Mr Macron said: "If we meet our commitments in the next three years, 16 million lives can be saved".
Macron said France was already on board for a 15-per-cent increase, and he suggested that Japan, Norway and Australia should also up their contributions.
"I welcome the commitment made by so many donors under the auspices of France to fully finance the Global Fund for the next three-year period".
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French President Emmanuel Macron took time to shake hands with Zambia's Health Minister, Hon. Guests also include the Global Fund's partners and civil society, both of which are involved in mobilisation efforts and programme implementation in their countries.
An organization that funds programs to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria at least $ 13.
As an worldwide organisation, the Global Fund mobilises and invests more than US$4 billion a year in support of programmes run by local experts in more than 100 countries.
The donations from governments, philanthropists and the private sector will be used to finance health programs over the next three years in more than 100 countries, including major recipients that are Nigeria, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Since the Global Fund was created, it has saved 32 million lives.