BOARD ADOPTS FRAMEWORK FOR NEW STRATEGY
David GarmaiseArticle Type:
Article Number: 2
Contains vision and mission statements and four focus areas
ABSTRACT The Global Fund is one step closer to having a new strategy for 2017-2022 following the adoption by the Board of a Strategic Framework.
The Global Fund has approved the framework for the next strategy. The strategy itself, which will cover the period 2017-2022, will be approved at the first Board meeting in 2016.
The framework contains four focus areas: (1) maximize impact against HIV, TB and malaria; (2) build resilient and sustainable system for health; (3) promote and protect human rights and gender equality; and (4) mobilize increased resources. For each focus area, the framework contains a general statement and between four and seven broad activities (see Tables 1-4).
Table 1: Maximize impact against HIV, TB and malaria
|Innovative approaches to meet diverse country needs are essential to accelerate the end of the epidemics.
The vision statement in the framework is unchanged from the one in the current strategy: “A world free of the burden of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria with better health for all.”
Table 2: Build resilient and sustainable systems for health
|Strengthening systems for health is critical to attain universal health coverage and to accelerate the end of the epidemics.
The framework’s mission statement reads as follows: “Attracting, leveraging and investing additional resources to end the epidemics of HIV, tuberculosis and malaria and to support attainment of the SDGs.”
Table 3: Promote and protect human rights and gender equality
|Promoting and protecting human rights and gender equality is required to accelerate the end of the epidemics.
The framework identifies two strategic enablers: (1) innovate and differentiate along the development continuum; and (2) support mutually accountable partnerships.
Table 4: Mobilize increased resources
|Increased programmatic and financial resources from diverse sources are needed to accelerate the end of the epidemics.
The framework was recommended by the Strategy, Investment and Impact Committee following a period of consultation which included three in-person partnership forums, an e-forum, global and regional events, and meetings with partner organizations and civil society. Priorities for the strategy were also discussed at a Board retreat in the Fall of 2014. Board members congratulated the SIIC and the Secretariat for having undertaken such a thorough consultation process.
When it approved the Strategic Framework, the Board requested that the Secretariat submit the final strategy narrative through the SIIC for approval, “taking into consideration lessons from implementing the current strategy, recommendations from the Strategic Review 2015 (see separate article in this issue), and additional input collected throughout the strategy development process.”
The Strategic Framework, Board Document GF-B34-11, should be available shortly at www.theglobalfund.org/en/board/meetings/34.