**GENEVA **– Qatar and the Global Fund today signed a multi-year contribution agreement for US$50 million for 2020-2022, strengthening their partnership in fighting infectious diseases and in building resilient systems for health.
The contribution made through the Qatar Fund for Development, which was announced during the Global Fund’s Sixth Replenishment conference last October in Lyon, France, represents a five-fold increase from the US$ 10 million contribution made by Qatar for the previous Replenishment, and comes as the world grapples with an extraordinary global health crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The agreement was signed by H.E. Mr Khalifa Jassim Al-Kuwari, the Director General of the Qatar Fund for Development, and Peter Sands, Executive Director of the Global Fund.
“This contribution comes as an extension of His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar’s directions to continue the State of Qatar’s commitment towards contributing to