GFAN Report for the 40th Global Fund Board MeetingDecember 2018 read more
Key Outcomes, Decision Points, Advocacy Opportunities, and Issues of Interest for GFAN Members from the Global Fund’s 40th biannual Board Meeting.
Declaration of Astana
Publisher: Global Conference on Primary Health Care (WHO and UNICEF)
Global Conference on Primary Health Care:
From Alma-Ata towards universal health coverage and the Sustainable Development Goals
Astana, Kazakhstan, 25 and 26 October 2018
The Declaration Envisions:
Governments and societies that prioritize, promote and protect people’s health and
well-being, at both population and individual levels, through strong health systems;
Primary health care and health services that are high quality, safe, comprehensive,
integrated, accessible, available and affordable for everyone and everywhere, provided
with compassion, respect and dignity by health professionals who are well-trained, skilled,
motivated and committed;
Enabling and health-conducive environments in which individuals and communities
are empowered and engaged in maintaining and enhancing their health and well-being;
Partners and stakeholders aligned in providing effective support to national health
policies, strategies and plans.
Projected Health Financing Transitions: Timeline and Magnitude
Publisher: Centre for Global Development
In recent years, many global health institutions have adopted eligibility and transition frameworks for the countries they support, generating questions about how these frameworks apply in practice—and whether global health progress will be put at risk through premature or poorly planned transition processes.
Think Global, Act Local
Mortality due to low-quality health systems in the universal health coverage era
Publisher: The Lancet
A systematic analysis of amenable deaths in 137 countries: Universal health coverage has been proposed as a strategy to improve health in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs). However, this is contingent on the provision of good-quality health care. We estimate the excess mortality for conditions targeted in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) that are amenable to health care and the portion of this excess mortality due to poor-quality care in 137 LMICs, in which excess mortality refers to deaths that could have been averted in settings with strong health systems.
Tuberculosis and Human Rights
Publisher: the Open Society Foundations, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and Stop TB Partnership, in collaboration with UNAIDS & the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law
Tuberculosis (TB) throughout its long history has disproportionately affected people marginalized by poverty and social exclusion and those living in sub-standard conditions in prison and in the community. These same factors of marginalization, many of which are related to unrealized human rights, can impede people’s access to TB prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
Global Tuberculosis Report 2018
WHO has published a global TB report every year since 1997. This 2018 edition is published in the lead up to the UN high-level meeting on TB. It provides a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of the TB epidemic, and of progress in the response to the epidemic, at global, regional and country levels. The report is based primarily on data reported annually to WHO by countries, and databases maintained by other UN agencies and the World Bank.
Worldwide, TB is one of the top 10 causes of death and the leading cause from a single infectious agent (above HIV/AIDS). Millions of people continue to fall sick with TB each year.
TB Key Populations and the Global Fund’s Sixth Replenishment: Why Key Populations Need a Fully Funded Global Fund and Why the Global Fund Needs Fully Engaged TB Communities
The purpose of this report is to highlight the important work being done by the Global Fund to address the specific needs faced by key populations around the world who are disproportionately affected by TB, and how we risk losing the immense strides we have made against the disease if we do not fully fund the Global Fund.
Each year, approximately 10.4 million people develop active TB disease. About 4 million (40%) of them go undetected or unreported. Many of the “missing 4 million” are among key, vulnerable or underserved populations. These key populations include prisoners, mineworkers, people living with HIV (PLHIV), healthcare workers, children, displaced people, migrants, ethnic minorities, indigenous populations, the urban poor, the elderly, and people who use drugs. Key Populations are confronted by social, legal and economic disparities that contribute to neglect by health systems and result in poor health outcomes.
“The project supported by the Global Fund has had a substantal impact on my consttuency
of mineworkers and ex-mineworkers and their families. The grant enabled us to establish
Occupatonal Health Service Centers (OHSC), which reduce traveling costs for ex-miners to seek
treatment and care. It also allows us to provide informaton regarding access to health care and
social protecton to ex-miners and families at the country level.”
Moises Uamusse, AMIMO, Mozambique
The State of Health in the WHO African Region
Miles to Go: Closing Gaps Breaking Barriers Righting InjusticesAugust 2018 read more
The global AIDS response is at a precarious point—partial success in saving lives and stopping new HIV infections is giving way to complacency. At the halfway point to the 2020 targets, the pace of progress is not matching the global ambition. This report is a wake-up call—action now can still put us back on course to reach the 2020 targets.