Getting local: focusing on communities to achieve greater impact in the next phase of the HIV response
Publisher: Journal of the International AIDS Society
Despite numerous achievements in addressing HIV epidemics worldwide, there is still much more that needs to be done to control HIV as a public health threat. As such, the world is at a critical juncture in the HIV response. Decelerating the response now would reverse the enormous gains achieved so far. Achieving a greater impact in the next phase of the HIV response requires an improvement in the quality and integration of services to make the services align to the identified needs of communities.
Are monitoring and evaluation systems adequate to report the programmatic coverage of HIV services among key populations in countries?
Publisher: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
There was no global guidance or agreement regarding when a country has an adequate system to report on the service packages among human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) key populations. This article describes an approach to categorizing the system in a country for reporting the service package among HIV key populations. The approach consists of four dimensions, namely the epidemiological significance, comprehensiveness of the service packages, geographic coverage of services, and adequacy of the monitoring system. The proposed categorization approach utilizes available information and can inform the improvement of the service delivery and monitoring systems among HIV key populations.
Delivering Quality-assured Medical Products for All 2019–2023
Publisher: World Health Organization
Universal health coverage will bring about greater access to medical products, but we must ensure that those products are quality-assured, safe and effective so that they do what they are supposed to do – prevent illness and improve people’s health. That is why today’s launch of WHO’s five-year plan ‘Delivering Quality-assured Medical Products for All 2019–2023’ is important.
Tackling the Triple Transition in Global Health ProcurementJune 2019 read more
Publisher: Center for Global Development
Within a changing global health landscape, a forward-looking approach is needed to anticipate tomorrow’s challenges and plan for the future. To this end, the Center for Global Development convened the Working Group on the Future of Global Health Procurement to review the evidence and formulate recommendations for how the global health community—international health organizations, their bilateral and foundation donors, and low- and middle-income countries—can ensure the medium- to long-term relevance, efficiency, quality, affordability, and security of global health procurement. Importantly, the group limited its focus to the procurement process: the journey of a health product from manufacturer to a centralized warehouse or other wholesaling facility. The downstream supply chain and delivery process—a product’s journey from warehouse to end user—was beyond the Working Group’s scope.
The Challenges of Transition From Donor-Funded ProgramsJune 2019 read more
Publisher: Global Health: Science and Practice
In the era of declining development assistance for health, transitioning externally funded programs to governments becomes a priority for donors. However, the process requires a careful approach not only to preserve the public health gains that have already been achieved but also to expand on them. In the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region, countries are expected to graduate from support from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in or before 2025. We aim to describe transition risks and identify possible means to address them.
The economics of malaria control in an age of declining aidMay 2019 read more
Addressing the structural drivers of HIV: A STRIVE synthesisMay 2019 read more
The past two decades have seen significant progress in tackling HIV. Behavioural interventions have curbed rates of transmission. The scale up of HIV treatment has not only reduced levels of morbidity and mortality, but also created new opportunities for HIV prevention. However, mathematical modelling suggests that, with the current rate of antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation, 49 million more new HIV infections will occur by 2035, and that even at best, with 90 to 95% coverage, treatment will avert only 60% of new infections.
The Future of the Global Fund’s Allocation Methodology 2020 – 2022
Publisher: Women4GlobalFund (W4GF)
This paper serves to provide an update W4GF Advocates on the Global Fund allocation methodology for the 2020-2022 funding cycle. It also seeks to highlight key recommendations from W4GF as the Global Fund continues to refine its allocation methodology.
Blended Finance in the Poorest Countries: The need for a better approach
The need to mobilise private finance is at the heart of international discussions on how to finance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and move the needle from ‘billions’ of dollars in development aid to ‘trillions’ of dollars in investment.
This report aims to provide hard evidence to inform the discussion on the role of blended finance in plugging the SDG financing gap in developing countries.
Financing Global Health 2018: Countries and Programs in Transition
Publisher: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
This 10th edition of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation’s annual Financing Global Health report provides the most up-to-date estimates of development assistance for health, domestic spending on health, health spending on two key infectious diseases – malaria and HIV/AIDS – and future scenarios of health spending. Several transitions in global health financing inform this report: the influence of economic development on the composition of health spending; the emergence of other sources of development assistance funds and initiatives; and the increased availability of disease-specific funding data for the global health community. For funders and policymakers with sights on achieving 2030 global health goals, these estimates are of critical importance. They can be used for identifying funding gaps, evaluating the allocation of scarce resources, and comparing funding across time and countries.