Publisher: Mookherji et al., Globalization and Health (2015) 11:21
Objective/Background: The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria (GF) strives for high value for money, encouraging countries to integrate synergistic services and systems strengthening to maximize investments. The GF needs to show how, and how much, its grants support more than just HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria. Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) has been part of HIV/AIDS grants since 2007. Previous studies showed the GF PBF system does not allow resource tracking for SRH integration within HIV/AIDS grants. We present findings from a resource tracking case study using primary data collected at country level.
Results: All HIV/AIDS grants in Ethiopia support SRH integration activities (12-100%). Using activities within SDAs, expenditures directly supporting SRH integration increased from 25% to 66% for the largest HIV/AIDS grant, and from 21%...
GFAN was invited as a Guest of the Chair to the 33rd Global Fund Board Meeting in Geneva and to observe and participate in the meetings of the Developed Country NGO Delegation. This document provides an overview of the Board Meeting process, key documents and important issues and potential advocacy opportunities for civil society.
For 3 days before the Board Meeting, all 3 civil society (CS) delegations (Developed Country NGO, Developing Country NGO and Communities) held separate and joint preparatory meetings. For those who have never participated in a Board Meeting, the delegations meet – separately first and then jointly – ahead of time to determine what key interventions are needed: sometimes they agree to take those forward jointly, some not. Following that, the CS delegations have a series of meetings together and separately with various officials and other delegations of the Boar...
This report reflects on the founding values of the Global Fund, where it has made progress and where it has fallen short. It outlines three critical areas that require attention and advocacy:
realizing the Global Fund’s human rights objectives
preserving support in middle income countries
supporting access to medicines for all at the lowest possible price
A period of changing global health governance and a dramatically shifting geography of poverty are part of the context for this briefing paper’s consideration of the impact of changes at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria, including the Fund’s so-called New Funding Model.
This report is a resource for advocates working to assess the impact of the New Funding Model and to help shape the next five-year strategy.
The Community, Rights and Gender (CRG) Department at the Global Fund technical assistance program is now ready to receive requests for support from communities and civil society across the Global Fund Portfolio. The program is one of a number of special initiatives aimed at strengthening community and civil society engagement in country dialogue and concept note development processes, and to ensure Global Fund supported programs are more effectively responding to their priorities.
Attached is a brief overview of the program. It aims to provide clarity on the purpose, scope and parameters of the program as well as the process for requesting CRG technical assistance. It has been kept purposefully short and simple.
Publisher: All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on HIV and AIDS
The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on HIV and AIDS announced in February 2014 that it was going to conduct an inquiry into access to HIV treatment in low and middle income countries (LMICs). The purpose of the inquiry was to investigate barriers to the access of HIV treatment in LMICs and to provide an update of The Treatment Timebomb report, which was produced by the APPG on HIV and AIDS in 2009.