For transitions to be successful, governments have to be ready to take over programs previously supported by the Global Fund, EECA dialogue concludes
Transitioning away from Global Fund support is about money, of course, but it is much more about the readiness of national systems to take over all services currently covered by the programs financing by the Fund.
Eastern Europe/Central Asia advocacy group seeks Global Fund support to push national financing of HIV treatment
A regional network of people living with HIV (EUCO) on 1 May submitted an expression of interest in applying for Global Fund support for advocacy to encourage governments across Eastern Europe and Central Asia to commit to paying for anti-retroviral therapy (ART) and other treatment for HIV.
Civil society organisations (CSOs) and advocates for key population endorse the basic thrust of the new funding model (NFM), but are concerned about several aspects, according to a new report from the International Council of AIDS Service Organisations (ICASO).
The Global Fund Advocates Network (GFAN), a platform of around 250 individuals and civil society and “Friends of the Fund” organisations, has launched a campaign to advocate for increase in funding of the Global Fund.
The “Here I Am” campaign highlights the real life experiences of people affected by the three diseases and gives them a forum to share these experiences.
Civil Society Has Had Limited Impact on Drug Policy Reform in Three Former Soviet Union Countries, Researchers Say
Editor’s note: In their paper, Andrew Harmer et al raise some interesting issues about the impact of Global Fund financing on civil society organisations not just in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, but also in other regions. Aidspan has created a Discussion Page on its website where GFO readers can engage in a discussion on these issues.
A civil society website has been established to provide information about advocacy efforts to mobilise resources for the Global Fund in the run-up to the replenishment meeting which will take place on 4-5 October 2010 in New York. At that meeting, most donors are expected to announce their pledges for the period 2011-2013.
Aidspan, publisher of GFO, and ICASO (International Council of AIDS Service Organizations) have jointly released "An Advocacy Guide on Global Fund Financing." The purpose of the Guide is to provide advocates and activists in both developing and developed countries with information on the current situation with respect to Global Fund funding, and to suggest advocacy strategies to counter the anticipated shortfall.
A support group for the Global Fund named "Friends of the Global Fight" has been launched in the USA. It will be led by Jack Valenti, who has served for 38 years as chief executive of the Motion Picture Association of America. Mr.