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Mobilizing Resources

An effective HIV and AIDS response requires adequate resources to prevent the transmission of HIV, particularly among vulnerable populations, and for the care and support of people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS. The EAA advocates for sufficient and sustainable funding for the global response to HIV and AIDS, as well as the access of faith-based organizations to funds.

Since its creation in 2002, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has become the main source of finance for programs to respond to HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, with approved funding of US$ 18.7 billion for more than 572 programs in 140 countries. It provides a quarter of all international financing for HIV and AIDS globally, two-thirds for tuberculosis and three quarters for malaria. Particularly during the Global Fund replenishment processes, people of faith together with civil society work creatively to advocate for a fully funded Global Fund.

Faith-based organizations (FBOs) provide a huge share of the services in response to the HIV and AIDS pandemic. Faith-based organizations, rooted in local structures, have been and continue to be in an excellent position to mobilize communities to respond to the HIV and AIDS crisis.  Yet despite substantial efforts and good will by all, churches and other faith-based organizations have not yet been consistently successful in accessing resources for their response to HIV and AIDS from international development agencies.

Resources

Faith-based Organizations and the Global Fund: Working Together to Save Lives (EN)

This new FBO manual from Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria focuses on different types of engagement, illustrated through images and case studies, and aims to highlight the wide range of faith partners who work with the Global Fund, as well as the unique ways FBOs contribute to its lifesaving work.

Information to help you

Report on the Involvement of Faith-Based Organizations in the Global Fund: report shows that FBOs administer grants in many countries and play a significant role in the governance of Global Fund programs through their involvement on Country Coordinating Mechanisms.

Scaling up effective partnerships: A guide to working with faith-based organisations in the response to HIV and AIDS: resource is intended to provide background information and case studies, counteract myths, and give practical guidance to people who want to collaborate with faith-based organizations on joint projects related to HIV and AIDS.

At the International AIDS Conference in Vienna in July 2010, donor country report cards were released to inform lobbying and advocacy work around Global Fund replenishment.

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