GLOBAL FUND DECISION NOT TO PROVIDE NEW FUNDING OPPORTUNITY UNTIL 2014 SPURS CALL TO ACTION
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ABSTRACT Organisations and individuals are being urged to sign a Call for Action demanding that the Global Fund and its Board mobilise $2 billion from donors by July 2012 to create a new funding opportunity in 2012.
Organisations and individuals are being urged to sign a Call for Action demanding that the Global Fund and its Board mobilise the necessary resources to create a new funding opportunity in 2012 in the amount of $2 billion.
The Call to Action (currently shown here) is being organised by a number of concerned civil society activists. Organisations and individuals can indicate their support for the Call by writing to Jacqueline Wittebrood of International Civil Society Support, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Call to Action says that the cancellation by the Global Fund of all new programming until 2014 will cost lives and cripple international efforts to deliver on health-related goals. It says that the cancellation breaks promises made to some of the world’s most vulnerable people.
The Call to Action demands that the Global Fund hold an emergency donor conference and issue a new call for proposals before the International AIDS Conference in July 2012. The Call says, “This is 200 days from 1 January. 200 days to save the Global Fund.”