IMMEDIATE ACTION NEEDED TO GET BACK ON TRACK TO END THE THREE EPIDEMICS
New report from GFAN details critical need for increased funding to the Global Fund to fight HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria
18 July 2018 (OTTAWA, Canada) – In a report released today, the Global Fund Advocates Network (GFAN) called for significant increases in international funding to meet the 2030 targets set by the Sustainable Development Goals to end HIV, tuberculosis and malaria.
Robin Montgomery, Executive Director of the Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development and Alternate Board Member to the Global Fund Board said, “this is an historic opportunity where the world risks losing control of the three mightiest global killers – HIV, TB and Malaria. Uncontrolled and worsened epidemics will cost countless lives, undermine economic and human development, and threaten the global health security of all people and communities worldwide.”
As the leading multilateral organization that invests in the partnership of donor and implementing countries in ending the 3 epidemics, funding for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in its Sixth Replenishment needs to increase by more than 20% to ensure a fund of between $14.55 and $18 billion for 2020 and 2022.
Peter van Rooijen, Executive Director of International Civil Society Support (ICSS) stressed the importance of the call for increased funding, “we analyzed existing data about current spending and what is needed under the Global Plans to fight the 3 diseases and our conclusion is that we are significantly off-track and this means new, unnecessary infections by all 3 diseases and a slower than necessary pace to reaching key and vulnerable communities.”
Montgomery argued that we can get back on track with strong political will that is matched by increased financial resources. “As communities that are impacted, we are demanding more funding: we cannot reach key and vulnerable populations if we continue with flat-lined resources. If we hope to meet the promise of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and achieve universal health coverage (SDG 3), build resilient and sustainable systems to achieve health for all we need ambitious pledges to the Global Fund in 2019 alongside increases from other sources of funding.”
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Executive Director • Directrice générale
Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development (ICAD) • Coalition interagence sida et développement
Tel: 613-233-7440 ext 113
Alternate Board Member
Developed Country NGO Delegation
Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria
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