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GFAN Statement on the Global Fund Investment Case Announcement

GFAN and its members welcome the Global Fund’s Investment Case summary released today in France by President Macron for its clear articulation that we are not yet on track to reach the targets of ending the three diseases by 2030 and that we must significantly step up our response to get back on track.

We are however concerned that the $US14 billion funding target set for the Global Fund’s Sixth Replenishment will not be enough to achieve this vital task. 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.

We remain concerned that with foreign exchange fluctuations and changes in pricing, that this is barely more than a m...

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Publisher: Treatment Action Group (TAG)

Data in the report come from an annual global survey of TB research funders conducted by TAG with support from the Stop TB Partnership. The survey, now in its 13th year, is the longest running and most comprehensive record of global funding for TB research. This year’s report was written by Marcus Low, editor of Spotlight magazine and former head of policy at Treatment Action Campaign, and edited by TAG’s Mike Frick.

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Publisher: Funders Concerned about AIDS

Funders Concerned About AIDS’ signature report, Philanthropic Support to Address HIV/AIDS, is the most comprehensive study of its kind. The current edition – based on calendar year 2017 grantmaking –  captures data on more than 6,700 grants, awarded by 472 foundations in 14 countries, in an effort to identify gaps, trends, and opportunities in HIV-related philanthropy. This data supports funders in their efforts to make informed decisions about where resources would make the most impact.

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Publisher:  Global Conference on Primary Health Care  (WHO and UNICEF)

Global Conference on Primary Health Care:
From Alma-Ata towards universal health coverage  and the Sustainable Development Goals
Astana, Kazakhstan, 25 and 26 October 2018

The Declaration Envisions: 

Governments and societies that prioritize, promote and protect people’s health and
well-being, at both population and individual levels, through strong health systems;

Primary health care and health services that are high quality, safe, comprehensive,

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In our work as global health advocates, we often say that we are at a tipping point – on the verge of finally aligning all the right factors to create important change. The imagery it evokes is inspiring and motivating and pushes us to work that much harder to reach our goals of eradicating disease, eliminating poverty, and achieving equity, just to name a few. But what we often overlook are the fundamental limitations imposed on us by the current understanding and practices of Official Development Assistance (ODA); we are fighting within the box and forget to think outside of the box.

The concept of aid, particularly as it relates to international development and global health, is in flux. Traditional ways of approaching aid and how we fund aid work are long overdue for an overhaul, as we reach a precipice of donor fatigue and changing priorities. We know this, but what are we to do about it?

In response to the need to look at this issue more proactively, Interna...

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This article is part of a series on the grantees of The New Venture Fund for Global Fund Advocacy (NVF for GFA), a grant-making initiative dedicated to advocacy for increased resource mobilization for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The NVF for GFA initiative is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. International Civil Society Support (ICSS)—which serves as the Secretariat for the Global Fund Advocates Network—is the primary grantee and technical partner of NVF for GFA. As a technical partner, ICSS provides support to grantees by providing strategic input and coordinating with key stakeholders to maximize impact of the investments.

Africa Japan Forum (AJF) found success during its NVF for GFA grant in using strategies that focused on Japan’s funding priorities by developing and leveraging civil society advocacy around Japan’s leadership in international fora. AJF had two key opportunities at which to further this agenda: ...

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