I am proud of the UK's role as a global leader in efforts to end the AIDS epidemic and in tackling TB. That is why I am glad the Department for International Development (DFID) is one of the largest funders of the global HIV response, spending over £1.5 billion between 2010/11 and 2016/17.
I can assure you that the UK is currently the second largest investor in the Global Fund, providing £1.2 billion in the Fifth Replenishment (2017 - 2019). The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is critical to the delivery of the UK's objectives on the three diseases and has helped to save 27 million lives since 2002. The UK is fully committed to a successful Sixth Replenishment. DFID will announce the UK's contribution in time for the October Replenishment Conference in Lyon.
Investments to the HIV response are also directed through organisations such as the World Health Organisation (WHO), which provides technical leadership on tackling TB, HIV and AIDS and on strengthening health systems. The UK invests in Unitaid, which is supporting the introduction of new medications for drug-resistant TB and support to them has given the world great advancements in HIV testing and treatment, at affordable costs. The UK also funds research and product development into more effective diagnosis and treatment and we support countries to strengthen health systems so that they can deliver quality HIV and TB care.