As we shared in a previous post , the Global Fund is hosting several in-person Partnership Forums in the coming months under the theme “Shaping Our Future: Collaborating for a Healthier World”, the purpose of which is to solicit input from all Global Fund partners about the new strategy that is currently being designed for 2017-2021.
For those not invited to an in-person forum, you can take part in the Global Fund e-Forum 2015 , a borderless, and open to all, multi-lingual online consultation that will help shape the new strategy of the Global Fund. This new Strategy is expected to be adopted by the Board of the Global Fund in spring 2016.
The e-Forum is an integral part of this extensive consultation process, uniquely positioned to engage all sectors of society in an inclusive and participatory way to collectively shape the future work of the Global Fund.
The guide “Working Together: A community-driven guide to meaningful involvement in national responses to HIV” emphasizes national planning and decision-making processes, and brings together the many existing tools, kits and guidelines developed over the years by a wide range of groups and organizations working in the field of HIV and related areas.
Working Together took as inspiration the 2007 Coordinating with Communities guide, but is updated and reworked to include the many changes that have happened to funding patterns, policy priorities and scientific developments over the years, and more recent changes in relation to current frameworks and processes for national action on HIV.
In April 2015, the Open Society Public Health Program convened a consultation of experts and advocates concerned about the future of the Global Fund, particularly in these key areas:
preserving support to important programs in middle-income countries
realizing the Global Fund’s human rights objectives
supporting access to essential medicines
Without concerted and well-informed efforts by advocates the Global Fund risks repudiating its own history, undermining its investments, and damaging its stature as a leader in global health. Furthermore, the Global Fund’s ambitious strategy to end the epidemics by 2030 will be a pipe dream without a reinvigoration of commitments in these three key areas.
The Global Fund will be hosting several in-person Partnership Forums in the coming months under the theme “Shaping Our Future: Collaborating for a Healthier World”.
The primary purpose of which is to solicit input from all Global Fund partners about the new strategy that is currently being designed for 2017-2021. Each in-person consultation meeting will bring together a carefully balanced group of around 100-130 participants representing a number of important stakeholder groups, including civil society. These will be by invitation only.
To read more about the forums and the topics that will be covered, you can review the Secretariat’s Information Note .
Africa – Addis Ababa, May 7-8
Asia Pacific – Bangkok, June 23-24
Latin America & Eastern Europe – TBD, late Aug-early Sep
Publisher: Eurasian Coalition on Male Health (ECOM)
Men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people (TG) are not involved in strategic discussions around HIV in most nations of Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA). Lack of reliable epidemiological data, high stigma, and policies that restrict the access of MSM and TG to information on HIV, – these factors preclude the two key populations from meaningfully participating in the country dialogue processes, contributing to HIV/AIDS program planning, and otherwise cooperating with the Global Fund.
These are the conclusions of the report, “The Global Fund New Funding Model and Country Dialogue: Involvement of MSM and Transgender People in Eastern Europe and Central Asia”.
The report underscores that the involvement of all affected stakeholders is a key component of the Global Fund New Funding Model. The report includes a number of re...
This alert provides information and practical guidance for civil society organizations and key population networks on the updated Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) Eligibility Requirements which came into effect on January 1, 2015.