Cost of Inaction: A report on how inadequate investment in the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria will affect millions of lives
This report, released in September 2013, makes the case for world leaders to fully replenish the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria.
The report adds to recent research in the New England Journal of Medicine and other publications indicating that, with adequate investments, the global community can defeat these three infectious diseases and relieve tremendous suffering around the world.
The new report also explains the cost of inaction, and the tremendous losses that may be caused if the fight against these three deadly diseases if funding is not secured.
Press Release from launch
Transcript from the launch
In preparation for the first meeting of the 4th Voluntary Replenishment 2014-2016 of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria on April 9-10, 2013 in Brussels, civil society advocates have reviewed the Global Fund’s Needs Assessment paper.
Fully-fund the Global Fund Call to Action was first launched in April 2013 with 62 organizational signatures and then re-launched following the UNGA in the Fall of 2013. The calls to action asked donors and implementing countries to:
Recommit to the goals of increased strategic investments and scaling up of treatment, prevention, care and support programmes for people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.
Fully fund the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria by collectively committing at least US$15 billion in this replenishment year in new contributions for 2014-2016.
Recommit to increased domestic investments targets for health and increased total health expenditure per capita in all countries affected by HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.
The final petition, with over 2,000 signatures, was presented by the Developing Countries Delegation to the Board of the Global...
As part of its work on behalf of GFAN, ICSS convened a strategy meeting from 28-30 January 2013 in Amsterdam. The following overall objectives were articulated in advance:
To provide an opportunity for civil society advocates to be briefed by the Global Fund Secretariat on its strategy for resource mobilisation and communication for the fourth replenishment, which is taking place in 2013
To consult with a wider group of key advocates on a civil society strategy and key messages for the 2013 replenishment
To plan jointly for global and national action
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In November 2011, the Global Fund Board decided on a new and exciting Strategy for 2012-2016. If fully funded and well implemented, this strategy will fundamentally change the course of the epidemics.
The Board also agreed to introduce a “new funding model” – representing a change in the way countries would apply for Global Fund financing. The new funding model is not designed yet—but the Board agreed that it should be a more streamlined and flexible approach, and should include dialogue between countries and the Global Fund to improve the quality of proposals. The new funding model should also allow countries better preparation for implementation and multiple opportunities in a year to request funding.
Civil society has been lobbying for this new funding model to be designed in the right way—at the same time we have been demanding a pledging opportunity in 2012, in order to reverse the damage to scale ...