Across the world, between 7-11 of March for The Global Week of Action co-organised by Civil Society for Malaria Elimination (CS4ME), Global Fund Advocates Network (GFAN), GFAN Africa, and GFAN Asia-Pacific (GFAN AP), our communities and civil society partners reached out to Embassies and High Commissions of donor countries of the Global Fund to thank them for their contributions to the Global Fund so far – which has saved over 44 million lives, and to call on them for increased pledges to the Global Fund Seventh Replenishment target of at least USD 18 billion to save 20 million lives!
What is the Global Fund?
In 2002, in an act of extraordinary global solidarity and leadership, the world created the Global Fund to fight what were then the deadliest pandemics: HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.
Over the 20 years that followed, this Global Fund partnership has invested US$50 billion, saving 44 million lives, and reducing the yearly death toll from the three diseases by 40% in the countries in which the Global Fund invests.
In 2022, we need another such moment of global solidarity and leadership.
This is the moment for the world to recommit to protect everyone, everywhere from the deadliest infectious diseases.
With the support of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund), our communities and civil society partners have been working relentless so that we bounce back better and stronger in the face of the worst health crisis of the modern world.
The Global Fund Partnership has proved over the past 20 years, that the deadliest diseases can be beaten, and lives can be saved.
So what is the target?
For the Seventh Replenishment of the Global Fund, we must #MeetTheTarget of at least $18 billion for us to be able to #GetBackOnTrack to end HIV, TB and malaria as epidemics; achieve the health related SDGs; and prepare better for future pandemics!
Following the launch of the Investment Case at the Global Fund for the Seventh Replenishment Meeting co-hosted by the Presidents of Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, Senegal and South Africa, a joint statement was released by the Global Fund Advocates Network (GFAN), GFAN Africa, and GFAN Asia-Pacific (GFAN AP) calling on all donors to close the resources gap and support the Global Fund with at least USD 24 billion to fight the three diseases for the Seventh Replenishment, USD 6 billion above the minimum funding need expressed in the Investment Case.
Where can I find out more and advocate for the #PowerOfMore?
Resources can be found here: https://gfanasiapacific.org/powerofmore/resources/.