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Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Ms L. Ploumen, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation
PO Box 20061
2500 EB Den Haag
The Netherlands

Concerns: Global Fund Replenishment 2017-2019

Dear Minister Ploumen,

We, representatives of Africa Civil Society Organizations, are greatly inspired by The Netherlands, which has been a proven leader in the fight against HIV. The Netherlands and its investments in sexual and reproductive health rights and HIV, has greatly contributed in investing strongly to advance the efforts to end AIDS. Last week, thousands of activists, policymakers and researchers gathered for the 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa. In Durban, we acknowledged the huge progress made in the AIDS response since the 2000 AIDS conference in Durban.

However, Durban 2016 was also a sobering moment, which underscored the fact that a lot remains to be do...
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To achieve health for all at all ages and to ensure that no one is left behind, it is crucial to create synergies between universal health coverage and ending the epidemics of AIDS, TB and malaria. The synergies between and achievement of the two SDGs health agendas will fuel economic development, reduce social inequities and poverty, and save lives, thus representing a “triple win”. If fully funded and guided by the principle of equity, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) can be one of the most effective mechanisms to achieve this.  

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