The Global Fund has a history of doing extraordinary work: Few
investments have had the impact that the Global Fund has in saving lives,
preventing infections and creating strong and resilient health systems. We are
at a critical moment where the minimum will not be enough to prevent us from
GFAN has argued for the past year that increased
investments in the Global Fund are critical to get back on track, meet
sustainable development goals and to end the epidemics by 2030. Without increased investment we could see
resurgences of the 3 diseases, impacting the lives and health of millions. The need for a Replenishment of at least
US$18 billion for the Global Fund in October is a critical first step.
do we get there?
If governments, the private sector and foundations around the...
We are pleased to say that the first 25 days of our campaign have been a great success! Over 375 people from over 80 countries around the world have shared why it is critical to them that we Get Back on Track and End the Epidemics of AIDS, TB and Malaria and why we need investments of over $14 billion in the next Global Fund Replenishment.
What did you have to say?
I am calling on governments around the world to invest more than US$ 14 billion in the next Global Fund Replenishment – it is critical to me that we Get Back on Track and End the Epidemics of AIDS, TB and malaria because:
24 % – People’s lives matter.
27% – The world committed to ending Aids, TB and Malaria by 2030.
47% – We have the ability to defeat these three diseases we just nee...
More than 80 people from around the world attended all or part of the 2019 Global Fund Advocates Network (GFAN) Global Strategy Meeting, held over three days (5–7 March) in Amsterdam. The main topic of the meeting was resource mobilization for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund), with particular emphasis on the 6th replenishment process that had recently been launched and will culminate in a formal pledging conference on 10 October 2019 in Lyon, France.
On 11 January 2019 the Global Fund released a summary of their Investment Case which will be released in full in the next few weeks. We shared our concern with the numbers presented and that the $US14 billion funding target set for the Global Fund’s Sixth Replenishment will not be enough. 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$16.8 to 18 billion.
Matthew Kavanagh (HealthGap US and Georgetown U Visiting Professor & Director, Global Health Policy & Governance Initiative at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law) published the thread below and his analysis echoed some of our concerns with the US$ 14 billion ask.
We worked with Matt to delve into the details and source the data:
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...
Guest Blog Post: Peter Wiessner, Aktionsbündnis gegen AIDS
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is today one of our most important instruments for ending AIDS, TB and Malaria by 2030. human rights principles and the removal of barriers to access to HIV programmes, treatment and prevention are central to the implementation of programmes financed by the Global Fund.
People with HIV are still being discriminated against and criminalised in many countries. In some Eastern European countries, particularly in Russia, we observe that access to HIV and harm reduction services is hardly possible for drug user communities. In some African countries, punitive legislation against gays and other LGBTI communities means that people at increased risk cannot be reached through HIV programmes. In other regions, gender inequalities result in girls...