The Global Fund’s resource allocation decisions for HIV programmes: addressing those in need |

Publisher: Journal of the International AIDS Society, 2011 14:51

This article assesses how the Global Fund’s investments in HIV programmes were targeted to key populations in relation to disease burden and national income. There has been a sustained scale up of the Global Fund’s HIV support. Funding has targeted the countries and populations with higher HIV burden and lower income. Prevention in most-at-risk populations is not adequately prioritized in most of the recipient countries. The Global Fund Board has recently modified eligibility and prioritization criteria to better target most-at-risk populations in Round 10 and beyond. More guidance is being provided for Round 11 to strategically focus demand for Global Fund financing in the present resource-constrained environment.