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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 .

 

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Guest Blog Post:  Kasia Lemanska, Aidsfonds

The next few months will be crucial for the future of EU development policy and EU’s support for health: the long-term budget of the EU (Multiannual Financial Framework) is being negotiated and will determine the level of resources made available for health, including global initiatives. In view of this process, the timing of the next Global Fund replenishment poses a challenge. Indeed, the EU’s next pledge will be drawn from two Multiannual Financial Frameworks: the present one, which runs until 2020, and the following, which starts in 2021.

The rationale behind an early pledge

However, amidst Brexit uncertainty, no one can safely say whether the EU will be able to finalize its budget negotiations before the next EU elections, in May 2019. This is of direct importance to the Global Fund replenishment as the elections will result in the appointment of a new European Commission. The...


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Publisher: GFAN

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 by Sara L.M. Davis: 

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 .

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Through the NVF for GFA grant, STOPAIDS successfully built parliamentary support and strengthened the technical case for the Global Fund amongst British parliamentarians, DFID, ministers, and UK civil society.

Working in close collaboration with partners including RESULTS UK, The International HIV/ AIDS Alliance, Malaria No More, and ONE, STOPAIDS have engaged key parliamentary advocates in promoting the Global Fund and have built breadth of parliamentary backing that provides a supportive context for ministerial decision-making and can influence approaches to grant policy. STOPAIDS successfully influenced party manifestos and secured commitments related to global health, human rights and research & development. It also supported the re-establishment of the All Party Parliamentary Group on HIV&AIDS and the election of a passionate Chair, and maintained strong engagement with the DFID Global Fund team by communicating civil society priorities for the Global Fund ...


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It has been one year since the Spanish parliament, with the support of all political groups, agreed to a non-binding-proposal that urged the government to return to being a significant donor for the Global Fund during the 2017-2019 period, and to announce a substantial contribution that should reach up to 100 million euros for this three years (2017-2019).

This commitment however remains unfulfilled, and Spain is still one of the countries that has drastically cut funding for HIV/AIDS. Bilateral aid for pandemics is very limited and the cut in multilateral aid is especially significant because, despite having been one of the largest donors of the Global Fund during the past decade, there has not been any monetary contribution since 2011.

Recently, the government of Spain announced an agreement to waive debts owed by Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Ethiopia in exchange for investments of 15.5 million in domestic health programs sup...


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