The contribution of France in Health sector in Bangladesh.
Since its inception in 2002, the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has allocated about 218 million USD in Bangladesh in the fight for the prevention against these diseases. The share of France, one of the main supporters of the Global Fund and the second donor, is about 30 million USD in Bangladesh. This unique partnership between governments, civil society, private sector and affected communities represents a new approach to international funding for health. We can observe a decline in the rate of HIV transmission, a decrease in mortality caused by tuberculosis and a control over malaria globally.
Launched in September 2006 by France and Brazil, UNITAID, whose office is hosted by WHO, finances programs to facilitate access to health products (treatment, diagnostic tests and tools prevention) also against these three pandemics : HIV / AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis. In practice, UNITAID aims to bring down prices, accelerate the development of more appropriate drugs and to improve the quality and availability of health products.
France contributes half the resources of UNITAID. Thus, the French aid represents nearly 2 million out of 3.2 million USD provided by UNITAID in Bangladesh since 2006.
Supported by 16 donor governments and the European Commission, as well ass the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, La Caixa Foundation and other private contributors, GAVI can "save children’s lives and protect people’s health improving access of poor countries to vaccination". Since 2000, more than 196 million USD has been allocated to Bangladesh, through this program, of which 12 million were by France. France is member of the Board of GAVI since its inception. She has a seat along with Germany, the European Commission and the Luxembourg. Also, France presides since 2010 the most influential committee of the Council, namely the Strategy and Policy Committee which is the principal advisory structure and proposals to the Board of Directors.