“The COVID-19 pandemic threatens to reverse the extraordinary gains made by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria partnership in the fight against the three epidemics. In 2020 we will likely see increases in deaths and new infections across all three diseases for the first time in many years as health and community systems are overwhelmed, treatment and
prevention programs are disrupted, and resources are diverted. In many of the countries most heavily affected by HIV, TB and malaria, the knock-on impact of COVID-19 on these three diseases in terms of incremental deaths may outweigh the direct impact of the virus. “
“The Community, Rights and Gender Strategic Initiative (CRG SI) is a three-year $15-million catalytic investment, aimed at strengthening the meaningful engagement of civil society and communities in Global Fund-related processes. It works through three mutually reinforcing components: (1) A short-term technical assistance program, (2) long-term capacity strengthening of key and vulnerable population networks and organizations, and (3) six regional communication and coordination platforms.”
In 2017, the Global Fund contracted APMG Health to conduct assessments of the design, implementation, and monitoring of national HIV service packages for KP in 65 countries, across six regions in which the Global Fund has provided HIV grant funds. This report is a global-level analysis of those assessments.
When civil society has a seat at the table, they give a voice to the communities most at risk of or heavily affected by AIDS, TB and malaria
When it comes to dealing with global health challenges, representatives of civil society may not always be the most popular people in the room as they press for prioritizing marginalized and stigmatized groups. Yet, they may be the most impactful in ensuring that progress is made. The fact is that in the fight against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria, civil society is an instrumental partner in advocacy and implementation. This sometimes means that it has to show some muscle.
We saw that very clearly in the beginning of the AIDS movement. There were times when the community was ahead of just about everyone else in terms of knowledge about the epidemic. AIDS showed what a difference advocacy can make. And civil society advocates were and r...
This Global Fund technical brief supports grant applicants to include programmes to remove human rights and gender-related barriers to HIV services. It also gives advice on implementing human rights-based and gender-responsive approaches to HIV.
This document informs the development of Global Fund concept notes, national Fast-Track plans and other work to accelerate the response to HIV. It provides practical guidance to national policy-makers, HIV programme implementers, communities, civil society organizations, the United Nations and donors as they design, oversee, fund, monitor and implement efforts to Fast-Track HIV programmes.