Community Systems addressing and providing health services have been and continue to be an integral part of a country’s response to diseases/ illnesses and therefore part of the health system. The response to the Ebola outbreak in Nigeria, Liberia and Sierra Leone in 2014 provides evidence to the great possibilities that exist in community systems, and their ability to contribute to the effective management of health crises.
This paper provides additional reflection on the French-German non-paper on Health System Strengthening, “Health Systems: Key to Sustainable and Equitable Programming (June 2015).” It is agreed that The Global Fund does need a stronger approach to HSS. Such an approach should be intentional and sustainable and a key component of the 2017 to 2021 Strategy.
Invitation from the Global Fund Strategy Development and Partnership Forum Coordination Team
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This call is for nominations from local, regional and international civil society and community organisations and networks only.
The 2015 Partnership Forum provides a unique opportunity for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria to reach out to a wide range of stakeholders for consultation and inputs as it develops its 2017 – 2021 Strategy. The theme of the 2015 Partnership Forum is “Shaping our future: Collaborating for a Healthier World”.
The Buenos Aires Partnership Forum, the third in this series of consultations, will be held 3-4 September, 2015* and will bring together participants from countries in Latin America and the Caribbean and Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Participation at the Partnership Forum is by in...
This position statement was a result of the “Communities and Civil Society Consultation on the Global Fund Strategy 2017 – 2021 and 5th Replenishment” convened by the Communities Delegation on the Board of the Global Fund and co-organised by the Global Fund Advocates Network Asia-Pacific (GFAN AP).
In April 2015, ICSS and ICASO in collaboration with the Free Space Process hosted a consultation involving regional and key population networks working in HIV, TB, and malaria to begin defining the priorities civil society wanted to see in the new Global Fund strategic plan 2017-2021. The meeting built on work done by other groups including the Open Society Foundations (OSF), Women for the Global Fund (W4GF), and the Eurasian Harm Reduction Network (EHRN). As follow-up to the initial meeting, ICASO and ICSS participated in three partnership forums (Addis May 5-8, Bangkok June 22-25, Buenos Aires September 1-4) to further refine the key “asks”. The rich and diverse comments from the consultations were summarized in a matrix3 and shared with the Communities and NGO delegations to the Global Fund Board for their deliberations in board and committee meetings. The matrix highlights the similarities between regions about priority asks an...
As we shared in a previous post , the Global Fund is hosting several in-person Partnership Forums in the coming months under the theme “Shaping Our Future: Collaborating for a Healthier World”, the purpose of which is to solicit input from all Global Fund partners about the new strategy that is currently being designed for 2017-2021.
For those not invited to an in-person forum, you can take part in the Global Fund e-Forum 2015 , a borderless, and open to all, multi-lingual online consultation that will help shape the new strategy of the Global Fund. This new Strategy is expected to be adopted by the Board of the Global Fund in spring 2016.
The e-Forum is an integral part of this extensive consultation process, uniquely positioned to engage all sectors of society in an inclusive and participatory way to collectively shape the future work of the Global Fund.
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.