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In our work as global health advocates, we often say that we are at a tipping point – on the verge of finally aligning all the right factors to create important change. The imagery it evokes is inspiring and motivating and pushes us to work that much harder to reach our goals of eradicating disease, eliminating poverty, and achieving equity, just to name a few. But what we often overlook are the fundamental limitations imposed on us by the current understanding and practices of Official Development Assistance (ODA); we are fighting within the box and forget to think outside of the box.

The concept of aid, particularly as it relates to international development and global health, is in flux. Traditional ways of approaching aid and how we fund aid work are long overdue for an overhaul, as we reach a precipice of donor fatigue and changing priorities. We know this, but what are we to do about it?

In response to the need to look a...

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Publisher: GFAN & Africa-Japan Forum

This position statement summarizes the considerations and recommendations of members of Africa Japan Forum and the Global Fund Advocates Network after reviewing the potential synergies between providing UHC and ending the three diseases through the Global Fund.

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Publisher: UNAIDS

This resport celebrates the milestone achievement of 15 million people on antiretroviral treatment—an accomplishment deemed impossible when the MDGs were established 15 years ago. It also looks at the incredible impact the AIDS response has had on people’s lives and livelihoods, on families, communities and economies, as well as the remarkable influence the AIDS response has had on many of the other MDGs. The report includes specific lessons to take forward into the SDGs, as well as the urgent need to front-load investments and streamline programmes for a five-year sprint to set the world on an irreversible path to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030.

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Read our last action alert, published in April, for all background details

The 3rd and final drafting session for the Outcome Document of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD) will take place from 15-19 June 2015.

In the current Outcome Document , which will inform the financing of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Global Fund, along with Gavi, is acknowledged as a successful multi-stakeholder partnership in the field of health.

But the Global Fund deserves more than this.

Help promote changes to the Outcome Document now!

The Outcome Document should encourage country pledges, increased financing and strengthening, just as it does for other helpful multilateral institutions such as the Green Climate Fund, Global Environment Facility and Global Partnership for E...

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Publisher: Communities & NGO Delegations to the Global Fund Board

The Global Fund is developing its new Strategy for 2017 – 2021. This provides an opportunity to ensure that the Global Fund stays true to its mission and develops ambitious goals and targets. First and foremost the focus of the strategy should be on accelerating progress in order to end the three diseases by 2030 and the strategic objectives should emanate from this primary goal.

This preliminary position paper summarizes strategic priorities for discussions on the Global Funds new strategy as identified by the Communities Delegation, the Developing and the Developed Countries NGO delegations. This is a living document and will be further refined as we move through the strategy development process.

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The Global Fund as a financing mechanism is considered to be one of the great success stories of progress made towards the Millennium Development Goals. If we are to find sustainable ways to finance the post-2015 framework, countries should be looking to re-commit to and scale-up the Global Fund to achieve the end of the pandemics and to ensure that the global framework for financing the Sustainable Development Goals reflects that.

This note offers key messages you can promote with key decision-makers in your government, civil society networks and the public around the Global Fund or integrate into your existing Financing for Development (FfD) advocacy and an outline of advocacy opportunities for GFAN members in the development of the framework.


The Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD) will take place in Addis Ababa in July 2015 and is a complementary process...

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