September 9, 2022
September is a big month for global health, for the HIV response, for pandemic preparedness and equitable access to care around the world. The Global Fund will be hosting its seventh replenishment conference the week of September 18th in New York City. Held every three years, these conferences bring nations and the private sector together to pledge their investment to the largest global grant-making source for health systems in low and moderate income countries.
The Global Fund is seeking $18 billion, from 2024-2026, to address HIV, TB, & malaria with investment in frontline health workers, disease surveillance, robust supply chains and program innovation for resilient health systems. Advocates have been scrutinizing the numbers, raising questions, and framing demands. Budget targets and donor commitments must meet the need, and reflect the crucial role of the Global Fund within a larger picture.
Global health resilience includes full funding to Global Fund and PEPFAR, and a bottom-to-top, beginning-to-end commitment to people-centered approaches. AVAC will be at the conference September 19th, when pledge commitments will be made public, to watch and report.
In the meantime, check out the Global Fund Advocates Network (GFAN) Communications Toolkit, which outlines key advocacy ahead of the conference.
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