As we count down the days to the Global Fund’s Sixth Replenishment Conference on 10 October, in Lyon, France, the rate of donors announcing pledges or intentions has increased. In this edition of the GFO and the next, we will publish a short news roundup summarizing the latest developments.
Global Fund and Replenishment-related activity at the UN’s 74th General Assembly
Global Fund Advocates Network publishes new concept note on sustainable financing for health advocacy
A new report from the Global Fund Advocates Network (GFAN) proposes a broadly framed approach to advocacy for financing priorities across all health issues related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), taking as a starting point the interdependence of the health and development goals within the SDGs.
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OIG audit: Integration of HIV and TB treatment into Viet Nam’s national health insurance scheme presents challenges and risks
Treatment for HIV and TB is being integrated into Viet Nam’s national health insurance scheme as part of the government’s commitment to achieving universal health coverage (UHC).
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.
While some countries are making progress in achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC), very few countries appear to dedicate a sufficient share of government funding for health from domestic resources. They continue to depend on unacceptable levels of out-of-pocket spending, in addition to fragmented and volatile donor funding.