This Call to Action was developed by 35 participants at the recent meeting (October 27 – 28th) in Amsterdam supported by International Civil Society Support and Open Society Foundations. The meeting Financing HIV and TB Services and Advocacy in Middle Income Countries: Developing an Action Plan and this Call to Action will be followed by a detailed advocacy strategy to mobilise and unite our communities and fight the failures of our governments from both north and south to honour their commitments. This activism is rooted in global solidarity between low, middle, and high-income countries.
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“One of many examples of the impact of these funding cuts is Romania, in which HIV infection rates among people who use drugs rose significantly after the Global Fund’s withdrawal in 2010. At that time, 4.2% of new HIV infections were related to intravenous drug use. That percentage rose to 49.2% by 2013 after harm reduction programs were defunded.”
The Global Fund’s new Strategy (Investing to End Epidemics) 2017-2022 underscores the sustainability of programs, including successful transition of the Global Fund out of middle-income countries (MIC) and yet globally, 70% of people living in poverty are from MIC.
HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis (TB) remains one of the top 10 leading causes of death for women in lower middle income (LMIC) and upper middle income countries (UMIC). Domestic investments in health in low and middle-income countries vary widely and are often inadequate to meet the needs of communities, especially those who are marginalised and vulnerable and almost always left behind.
To understand the Global Fund Sustainability, Transition and Co-financing Policy check out this EANNASO resource here.
The Global Fund recently released the 2017 eligibility lists and the list of projected transitions from Global Fund Support by 2025 – this can be found here