CSOs in India and the Asia-Pacific region focus on the preparatory meeting for the Global Fund’s Sixth Replenishment
The preparatory meeting for the Global Fund’s Sixth Replenishment, which is scheduled for 7–8 February 2019 in New Delhi, is the first such meeting to be held in an implementing country.
Are African countries ready for the Global Fund’s Sixth Replenishment’s push toward greater domestic financing to end HIV, TB and malaria?
This year (2019) is a replenishment year for the Global Fund. With every replenishment comes a greater push for more domestic financing. Are the African countries ready?
A new analysis conducted by Aidspan shows that domestic contributions by low- and lower-middle income countries to their HIV, TB and malaria responses accounted for 16% for HIV, 36% for TB, and 36% for malaria, for the 2015-2017 period. Countries will experience huge gaps in funding for the 2018-2020 period unless domestic and international commitments increase.
Peter Sands calls for increases in funding from implementing countries and for health’s share of ODA
“It is a false dichotomy to have a tension between Universal Health Care or ‘ending the epidemic’,” said Global Fund Executive Director Peter Sands at the 22nd International AIDS conference, where scores of formal and thousands of informal discussions focused on the need to integrate HIV testing, care and treatment into the broader global health agenda.
Nigeria’s grant portfolio continues to provide plenty of drama.
“The dwindling and unpredictability of development assistance compels Africa to look inwards for domestic resources for the care of her people. Africa will need to mobilize internal resources for the promotion of her health.”
In August 2016, the Global Fund Board approved $180 million in funding for 14 grants emanating from concept notes submitted by 11 countries. Of the $180 million, $60 million represented new money; the balance was existing funding that had been approved prior to the new funding model (NFM) but was nevertheless included in the NFM allocations to countries.