Requests UNAIDS to continue to coordinate technical support and to include updates on support provided, in the context of strategic investment in national AIDS responses, as part of its regular reporting through the Unified Budget, Results and Accountability Framework;
Calls on the UNAIDS family – Secretariat and Cosponsors – to work together and with partners to support countries to apply investment thinking to nationally led and owned planning processes and implementation of programmes to strengthen prioritization of resources and improve cost-effectiveness and impact of national HIV responses;
Recognizes support for the tool “Investing for results. Results for people. A peoplecentered investment tool towards ending AIDS”, and encouraged that funding from domestic public sources grew by more than 15% between 2010 and 2011, and that domestic resources in low- and middle-income countries now support more than 50% of the global response, takes note with appreciation of the report and national case studies presented;
Members of the Programme Coordinating Board (PCB) met on 22nd March to discuss upcoming and potential agenda items for the upcoming PCB meeting. Read the full record or highlights below.
Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has released a report on the effects of the funding shortfalls fand the cancellation of the Global Fund’s Round 11 based on the findings of a survey of 13 countries where MSF supports HIV and TB treatment projects.
UNAIDS Reference Group on HIV and Human Rights Releases Statement and Recommendations on The Global Fund and the Crisis of HIV Funding
Thank you, Madame Chair, and thank you to the Executive Director for his customarily frank report. We agree with the Member States that the Executive Directors report provides a comprehensive picture of the current context and includes a strong call to action.
In particular, the NGO Delegation shares the concerns expressed by the Executive Director and various Member States related to the funding environment and the current crisis at the Global Fund. We are gravely disappointed, that barely six months after the groundbreaking commitments and clear targets set in the 2011 Political Declaration, we find ourselves in an environment of uncertainty, following the announcement by the Global Fund board to cancel the next round of funding and exclude numerous countries from benefitting from the Transformational Funding Mechanism because several donor countries have failed to deliver on their funding commitments. The fulfillment of this board’s vision of the Three Zeros is now under serious threat.
Madame Chair, in this time of financial austerity, we need to recognize the significant contribution of the Global Fund to the massive gains in the HIV response over the past decade and the value for money illustrated by the number of deaths and new infections averted.
Note: These statements are not necessarily endorsed by the NGO Delegation, but are here for your reference and information.
A statement from the Communities Living with HIV, Tuberculosis and affected by Malaria Delegation of the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (pdf)
The Communities Living with HIV, Tuberculosis and affected by Malaria Delegation (Communities Delegation) of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) welcomes the report of the High-Level Independent Review Panel (HLP) and acknowledges the recommendations put forth in strengthening fiduciary controls and oversight mechanisms at all levels of the Global Fund, which are consistent with its values of transparency and accountability.