Donor Government Funding for HIV in Low- and Middle-Income Countries in 2017July 2018 read more
This report provides the latest data on donor government resources available to address HIV in low- and middle-income countries, reporting on disbursements made in 2017. It is part of a collaborative tracking effort between UNAIDS and the Kaiser Family Foundation that began more than 15 years ago, just as new global initiatives were being launched to address the epidemic. The analysis includes data from all members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC), as well as non-DAC members where data are available. Data are collected directly from donors, the Global Fund, and UNITAID, and supplemented with data from the DAC. Fourteen donor governments that account for 98% of total disbursements are profiled in this analysis. Both bilateral assistance and multilateral contributions to the Global Fund and UNITAID are included.
HIV Stigma and Discrimination in the World of WorkJuly 2018 read more
Findings from the People Living with HIV Stigma Index
Although access to effective antiretroviraltroviral treatments has improved signifi cantly – enabling people living with HIV to live long and productive lives including working and contributing to society in many different ways – people living with HIV conti nue to face discrimination in relation to work in terms of finding employment, keeping jobs and furthering career progression. Anti retroviral treatments have been life-changing but people need decent work, both to afford daily necessities and to live productive and dignified lives. Almost four decades into the HIV epidemic, the prevalence of HIV-related discrimination in employment is staggering, and it is unacceptable. This brief provides a snapshot of the prevalence of discrimination against people living with HIV in workplace settings: a practice that is evident across countries and regions.
Christoph Benn: My Story with the Global FundJune 2018 read more
Publisher: The Global Fund
Originally recorded at the Global Health Campus, 19 June 2018. Christoph Benn reflects on his time working at the Global Fund
GFAN Report: 39th Global Fund Board MeetingMay 2018 read more
Key Outcomes, Decision Points, Advocacy Opportunities, and Issues of Interest for GFAN
Members from the Global Fund’s biannual Board Meeting that took place May 9th-10th in Skopje, Macedonia.
TB HLM Community Consultation MatrixApril 2018 read more
This document has been produced by ICCS/GFAN with the Affected Communities and Civil Society Advisory Panel to the High Level Meeting (HLM) on TB to summarize needs and priorities in addressing TB identified by civil society (CS) organizations involved in implementing TB programming and advocating for the rights of people living with and affected by TB and marginalized and underserved populations in the TB response. The information for this summary report was gathered through three online surveys, a moderated discussion forum, and regional in-person consultations. This represents a third version up to date as of April 25th 2018 – and will be periodically updated between now and the HLM in September. The online surveys opened on February 20 and closed April 23, 2018, and considered the following topics: 1) Target Setting (Financial Targets; R&D; Case Detection; TB/HIV Treatment); 2) Community Rights and Gender and Human Rights; and 3) Accountability. An online discussion forum was also open for the same time period to allow in-depth discussion of issues considered in the surveys. Observations and recommendations from regional consultations hosted by Stop TB and the International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC) in Panama, Minsk, and Bangkok are also noted.
The intention in preparing this summary is to ensure that the rich and diverse comments from CS are documented and available to the TB community to support their lobbying and advocacy efforts leading up to the UN HLM on TB in New York on September 26. To be meaningful, the UN Declaration on TB adopted at the HLM must address the challenges faced every day by affected communities.
GFAN Global Strategy Meeting Report: 27 February – 1 March 2018March 2018 read more
The Global Fund Advocates Network (GFAN) Global Strategy Meeting brought
together more than 70 people from around the world who share a strong desire to
ensure that the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) has
all the resources and support it needs to reach its fullest potential. The main topic of
the workshop was resource mobilisation in general, and the upcoming 6th
replenishment (to take place in 2019) in particular.
This report provides a summary of the workshop’s various sessions over the three
RESEARCH BRIEF Effective Civil Society-led Strategies for Increasing Domestic Resource Mobilization for AIDS, TB and Malaria in Low- and Middle-Income CountriesFebruary 2018 read more
Effective Civil Society-led Strategies for Increasing Domestic Resource
Mobilization for AIDS, TB and Malaria in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
Human Rights and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and MalariaJanuary 2018 read more
Publisher: Health and Human Rights Journal
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria was created to greatly expand access to basic services to address the three diseases in its name. From its beginnings, its governance embodied some human rights principles: civil society is represented on its board, and the country coordination mechanisms that oversee funding requests to the Global Fund include representatives of people affected by the diseases. The Global Fund’s core strategies recognize that the health services it supports would not be effective or cost-effective without efforts to reduce human rights-related barriers to access and utilization of health services, particularly those faced by socially marginalized and criminalized persons. Basic human rights elements were written into Global Fund grant agreements, and various technical support measures encouraged the inclusion in funding requests of programs to reduce human rights-related barriers. A five-year initiative to provide intensive technical and financial support for the scaling up of programs to reduce these barriers in 20 countries is ongoing.
Netherlands – Multilateral Scorecard ReviewOctober 2017 read more
Publisher: Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Het Global Fund heeft een helder mandaat en speelt een belangrijke rol in het behalen van de gezondheid gerelateerde SDG’s. De nieuwe strategie (2017-2022), waarin beleidsprioriteiten helder zijn geformuleerd, sluit hierbij aan. Bestuurs- en beheersorganen, het evaluatiesysteem, het financieel beheer en corruptiebestrijding zijn goed opgezet. Het Global Fund is een lerende en vernieuwende organisatie, wat onder andere blijkt uit het toepassen van bevindingen uit evaluaties. De organisatie is een bijzonder wereldwijd partnerschap en werkt nauw samen met multilaterale en bilaterale instellingen, overheden, NGO’s, private sector en de doelgroep.
(The Global Fund scored 3s & 4s on a scale of 1-4)
Raising the standard: the Multilateral Development Review 2016October 2017 read more
Publisher: UK Department for International Development
The Multilateral Development Review is a detailed assessment of how the multilateral system performs. It examined every agency which receives more than £1 million of annual core funding from DFID, asked how their work aligns with UK development and humanitarian objectives, and assessed the quality of their organisational performance.
Organisations including the World Bank, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria (the Global Fund) and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance (known as Gavi), are achieving exceptional results. The successful performance of the Global Fund in this Multilateral Development Review fed directly into the UK’s decision to increase funding from £800 million to £1.1 billion for 2017-2019.
The Global Fund needs to constantly keep improving efficiency and impact and strengthening wider health partnerships. The Global Fund’s performance depends on in-country partners, particularly for strengthening health systems, so getting these relationships right is crucial. Future success requires the Global Fund to further prioritise resources for greatest impact in lower income countries with a high disease burden, transition out of funding higher income countries and take forward new approaches in fragile states. Management of programmatic risk is another important reform priority. Attention to girls and women has improved since the 2013 MAR Update and programming now needs to drive impact on the ground.