Behind the Numbers of the Global Fund Replenishment Ask |

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:


Evidence for Effective and Powerful Organization:

Evidence for Country Driven Model:

Evidence for Global Fund as active, multi-stakeholder power embedded in governance


Evidence for Millions of Lives Saved: 

Evidence for Replenishment Numbers:


Source for Graphs:


Evidence for Funding Gap:


Source for numbers: 


Evidence for US Budget money spent on Global Health:

Evidence for US expenditures on ice and Fantasy Football: