Foreign Minister Julie Bishop today announced Australia will commit $200 million over three years to support the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (the Global Fund).
The national prevalence for HIV/AIDS in Australia is lower than in many comparable nations. However, it is estimated that around five million people in our region are living with HIV/AIDS. It is the leading cause of death globally for women and girls (aged 15-44).
Australia has spent A$1billion combatting HIV/AIDS in our region over the last decade.