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Action Alert: Sign a Call to Action for Fully Funded Global Fund

23. October 2013

    Join the EAA and wider civil society in advocating strongly for a fully funded Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria. A Call to Action will be delivered to the Global Fund Board meeting on 8 November, ahead of a Replenishment Conference in Washington D.C. in December 2013 where donors will be asked to pledge or confirm their commitments to the Fund for the next three-year period (2014-2016).

     

    Since 2002, over 22 billion USD has been invested in the Fund by the global community. This money is yielding results: As per new data released last month, the Fund has worked with 151 countries to date to provide HIV treatment for 5.3 million people, anti-TB treatment for 11 million people and 340 million insecticide-treated nets for the prevention of malaria.

     

    Yet, if we are to see the three diseases of AIDS, TB and malaria defeated within our lifetime, we need at least USD 15 billion invested in the Global Fund for the 2014-2016 period, coupled with ongoing resource mobilization aimed at engaging new donors and innovative financing mechanisms.

     

    At the Global Fund’s Board meeting on 8 November 2013, governments that are both donors to and implementers of Global Fund grants will be presented with a ‘Call to Action’ asking them to:

     

    1. Recommit to the goals of increased strategic investments and scaling up of treatment, prevention, care and support programmes for people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria.
    2. Fully fund the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria by collectively committing at least US$15 billion in this replenishment year in new contributions for 2014-2016.
    3. Recommit to increased domestic investments targets for health and increased total health expenditure per capita in all countries affected by HIV and AIDS, TB and malaria.

     

    Add your name to the Call to Action by signing-up now! And don’t forget to share this action with others via email, Facebook and Twitter, too.

     

    Read more background about the replenishment, including some recent donor government announcements as well as information about other advocacy resources, in our latest EAA HIV Bulletin. And follow future EAA communications for updates on our continuing efforts to ensure that an appropriate level of Global Fund financing supports faith-based responses to the three diseases, recognizing the significance of the faith-based sector for public health and community services in many parts of the world.


The Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance is a broad international network of churches and Christian organizations cooperating in advocacy on food and HIV and AIDS. The Alliance is based in Geneva, Switzerland. For more information, see http://www.e-alliance.ch/

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