On 11 January 2019 the Global Fund released a summary of their Investment Case which will be released in full in the next few weeks. We shared our concern with the numbers presented and that the $US14 billion funding target set for the Global Fund’s Sixth Replenishment will not be enough. This target is significantly lower than the need calculated in our Get Back On Track Report published in July 2018 in which we made a strong case for significant increases in funding to the Global Fund with a replenishment target of US$16.8 to 18 billion.
Matthew Kavanagh (HealthGap US and Georgetown U Visiting Professor & Director, Global Health Policy & Governance Initiative at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law) published the thread below and his analysis echoed some of our concerns with the US$ 14 billion ask.
We worked with Matt to delve into the details and source the data:
GFAN Statement on the Global Fund Investment Case Announcement
GFAN and its members welcome the Global Fund’s Investment Case summary released today in France by President Macron for its clear articulation that we are not yet on track to reach the targets of ending the three diseases by 2030 and that we must significantly step up our response to get back on track.
We are however concerned that the $US14 billion funding target set for the Global Fund’s Sixth Replenishment will not be enough to achieve this vital task. This target is significantly lower than the need calculated in our Get Back On Track Report published in July 2018 in which we made a strong case for significant increases in funding to the Global Fund with a replenishment target of US$16.8 to 18 billion.
We remain concerned that with foreign exchange fluctuations and changes in pricing, that this is barely more than a m...
Guest Blog Post: Peter Wiessner, Aktionsbündnis gegen AIDS
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is today one of our most important instruments for ending AIDS, TB and Malaria by 2030. human rights principles and the removal of barriers to access to HIV programmes, treatment and prevention are central to the implementation of programmes financed by the Global Fund.
People with HIV are still being discriminated against and criminalised in many countries. In some Eastern European countries, particularly in Russia, we observe that access to HIV and harm reduction services is hardly possible for drug user communities. In some African countries, punitive legislation against gays and other LGBTI communities means that people at increased risk cannot be reached through HIV programmes. In other regions, gender inequalities result in girls...
On December 1, World AIDS Day, world leaders are gathering in Argentina for the G20 meeting. This campaign is aimed at putting global health on the minds of these leaders as they meet. We are calling on them to support global health by signing on to the declaration supporting a 2019 replenishment of the Global Fund.
We are encouraging you to reach out to your G20 elected officials, champions in Parliament and those in respective Ministries or Heads of State (HoS) and call for the insertion of language supporting the Global Fund in the G20 declaration. To find out which countries and HoS are part of the G20 please visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G20
The text that we want inserted into the G20 declaration and a form to support the declaration can be found here .
On World AIDs Day ask your government to sign on to #EndtheEpidemics and show their support for the @Glo...
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 ...
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Guest Blog Post: AIDS 2018 – Debates Over Best Use of Global Funds
Steadily growing rates of HIV infection in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) are at the heart of a debate roiling health aid at AIDS 2018. While US funding for the global HIV response increased in 2017, that trend is unlikely to continue and most other donors cut back, according to a new report from Kaiser Family Foundation and UNAIDS .