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Publisher: Coalition Plus and others If the European Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) is used to finance solidarity projects, it could be a stepping stone towards ending major pandemics such as AIDS. Through an enhanced cooperation procedure, the leaders of 10 countries must make a collective commitment to allocating a significant share of the European Financial Transaction Tax revenues to development, adaptation to climate change and global health such as the fight against pandemics like AIDS.
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DURBAN, South Africa, 20 July 2016 – Fully replenishing the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria is essential for delivering on the promises to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic made in the Sustainable Development Goals and the UN Declaration on Ending AIDS. While fully replenishing the Fund would save millions of lives, failure to do so would unravel years of progress and jeopardize effective programs for reaching key and vulnerable populations at greatest risk for HIV. (more…)
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Publisher: GFAN Since 2002, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria estimates that it has saved 17 million lives and is on course to reach 22 million lives saved by the end of 2016. The opportunities for continued and greater progress are many. The Global Fund is now engaged in its Fifth Replenishment process and has set a goal of raising a minimum USD$13 billion to meet its targets over the coming three years. In preparation for the Replenishment, the Global Fund developed an Investment Case that describes those targets, what can be accomplished if the targets are met and what the costs would be. The focus of this document is to examine the cost of inaction if governments do not commit the estimated resource levels needed to meet the 2020 and 2030 targets to end the HIV, TB and malaria epidemics. The failure to commit the required resources now will not only undermine the strong progress made to date by the ...
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Publisher: GFAN Since its inception in 2002, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (the Global Fund) has played a critical role in mobilizing and securing resources to invest in programs that serve key and vulnerable populations. Key and vulnerable populations are present in all continents, despite continuing official denial of their sheer existence in some regions and countries. Science has taught us that addressing their needs is not only a human rights obligation but also a requirement from an epidemiological and public health point of view. Ending the epidemics will not be possible if we do not increase service coverage among these groups. This requires engagement, empowerment, and mobilization of communities, which is where networks and organizations of key and vulnerable populations are the most effective leaders, and vital Global Fund partners. This briefing paper, sponsored by the Global Fund Advocates...
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Publisher: Global Fund Advocates Network (GFAN) These advocacy briefs (accompanying a full report launching at AIDS 2016) released by Global Fund Advocates Network (GFAN) and the Free Space Process, with support of ICSS and  ICASO , examine the evidence around the vital role that key and vulnerable populations play in advancing results through Global Fund investments.

Key Messages

Investment in key and vulnerable populations is needed now more than ever. It is essential to meeting global commitments on HIV, TB, and malaria. We will not achieve the Global Fund Strategy or the SDGs without the scale-up of key population programs. The Global Fund plays a unique role in investment for key and vulnerable populations. It supports countries to scale-up high quality interventions for key populations – those that are rights- and evidence-based, responding to globally agreed upon good p...
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In January, GFAN asked its members to sign on to a petition to protest the Swedish government’s 35% cut to funding to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria for 2016. With the strong response from members, Swedish advocates were able to use the letter to the Prime Minister as leverage for discussions, articles and op-eds in various national news outlets; it sparked weeks of debate between civil society and the government on the direction Sweden is heading in its support of global health. While the cuts have not been reinstated, there is hope for a strong return of Sweden to the Global Fund’s next replenishment. These events offer an inspiring case study for all Global Fund advocates when faced with governments who are backtracking or decreasing their commitments to fight the three diseases. Thanks to everyone who supported the letter! Below is an overview of events and outcomes prepared...
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