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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...

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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...

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On December 1, World AIDS Day, world leaders are gathering in Argentina for the G20 meeting.  This campaign is aimed at putting global health on the minds of these leaders as they meet.  We are calling on them to support global health by signing on to the declaration supporting a 2019 replenishment of the Global Fund. 

We are encouraging you to reach out to your G20 elected officials, champions in Parliament and those in respective Ministries or Heads of State (HoS) and call for the insertion of language supporting the Global Fund in the G20 declaration.  To find out which countries and HoS are part of the G20 please visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G20 

The text that we want inserted into the G20 declaration and a form to support the declaration  can be found here .



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Guest Blog Post:  Kasia Lemanska, Aidsfonds

The next few months will be crucial for the future of EU development policy and EU’s support for health: the long-term budget of the EU (Multiannual Financial Framework) is being negotiated and will determine the level of resources made available for health, including global initiatives. In view of this process, the timing of the next Global Fund replenishment poses a challenge. Indeed, the EU’s next pledge will be drawn from two Multiannual Financial Frameworks: the present one, which runs until 2020, and the following, which starts in 2021.

The rationale behind an early pledge

However, amidst Brexit uncertainty, no one can safely say whether the EU will be able to finalize its budget negotiations before the next EU elections, in May 2019. This is of direct importance to the Global Fund replenishment as the elections will result in the appointment of a new European Commission. The...

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Publisher: GFAN

The purpose of this report is to highlight the important work being done by the Global Fund to address the specific needs faced by key populations around the world who are disproportionately affected by TB, and how we risk losing the immense strides we have made against the disease if we do not fully fund the Global Fund.

Each year, approximately 10.4 million people develop active TB disease. About 4 million (40%) of them go undetected or unreported. Many of the “missing 4 million” are among key, vulnerable or underserved populations. These key populations include prisoners, mineworkers, people living with HIV (PLHIV), healthcare workers, children, displaced people, migrants, ethnic minorities, indigenous populations, the urban poor, the elderly, and people who use drugs. Key Populations are confronted by social, legal and economic disparities that contribute to neglect ...

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Guest Blog Post by Sara L.M. Davis: 

Steadily growing rates of HIV infection in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) are at the heart of a debate roiling health aid at AIDS 2018. While US funding for the global HIV response increased in 2017, that trend is unlikely to continue and most other donors cut back, according to a  new report  from Kaiser Family Foundation and  UNAIDS .

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