The Global Fund’s 45th Board meeting was held virtually from May 10 -11 2021 with pre-meetings on May 5 and 10. This report will share highlights from the meeting.
It is impossible to capture the detailed level of rich, complex, and nuanced discussions that took place and developed throughout the meetings. This summary represents the GFAN Secretariat’s experience and interpretation of the meetings and should not be considered an official or authorized accounting of events and positioning.
Civil Society’s Critical Role in the Successes of the 6th Replenishment of the Global Fund
2 December, GFAN Africa met with Peter Sands the Executive Director of The
Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria on the sidelines of ICASA
2019 Rwanda and
had conversations on the 6th replenishment of the Global Fund. The October 2019
replenishment raised $14.028 billion to help save 16 million lives and avert
234 million new HIV, tuberculosis and malaria infections in the next three
Peter acknowledged the enormous role that civil
society played in advocacy in the run up to the replenishment, which led to
increased contributions by implementing countries in Africa and ultimately, to
a successful replenishment. A record 24 countries pledged towards the
replenishment. In the build up to the replenishment conference, civil society
Members of civil society and communities gathered together on the morning of October 8 for a discussion, updates, and a Q&A with Global Fund Executive Director, Peter Sands. The meeting was hosted by GFAN and its Regional Partners from Africa and Asia-Pacific. Participants had an opportunity to gather as well as to look at last-minute messaging and preparations for the conference. We would like to give a special thank you to the Global Fund for providing this space for advocates and communities to meet.