Demand Global Fund to Reverse Cancellation of New Programming
CALL TO ACTION
The cancellation by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria of all new programming until 2014 is unacceptable. This decision will cost lives and cripple international efforts to deliver on health-related goals, breaking promises made to some of the world’s most vulnerable people, and punishing the Global Fund's success of the last ten years.
People living with HIV and their supporters, as well as communities affected by TB or malaria, are extremely concerned about the damage under-funding of the Global Fund is causing. We therefore demand that:
- The Global Fund Board and Secretariat mobilise the resources necessary to scale-up the response to the three diseases through a new funding opportunity for 2012, estimated at US$2 billion.i
- Donors to the Global Fund – particularly governments – urgently deliver on the commitments they made to meet health goalsii and to fund the Global Fund at its Replenishment Meeting in 2010.iii
- The Global Fund hold an emergency donor conference and issue a new call for proposals before the International AIDS Conference in July 2012 to fully fund the scale-up of programmes that will fundamentally change the course of these three epidemics, and put the world on the path towards ending AIDS.
Donors and others have 200 days, starting 1 January, to save the Global Fund.
We cannot wait until 2014 for the Global Fund to support further scale-up of programmes and life-saving treatment. We urgently call on the Global Fund to meet the timeline above and for donors and affected countries to ensure that interventions with the highest impact on the three epidemics are supported.
The clock is ticking. Millions of lives are at stake.
TO ENDORSE THE CALL TO ACTION, send your organisation's name to Jacqueline Wittebrood
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Action Contre le Sida (ACS), Togo
AIDS & Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA), Namibia & South Africa
Batanai HIV & AIDS Service Organization (BHASO), Zimbabwe
Centre for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD), Uganda
Church of Scotland, Scotland
Coalition for health promotion and social development (HEPS), Uganda
Coalition PLUS, France
Corporación Kimirina, Ecuador
Eurasian Harm Reduction Network (EHRN), Lithuania
Fundación Huésped, Argentina
Global Health Advocates France (Avocats Pour la SANTE dans le Monde), France
Harm Reduction International, UK
Health GAP, USA
Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD), Uganda
ICW North America
International Civil Society Support, The Netherlands
International HIV/AIDS Alliance, UK
International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC)
Naz Foundation International, UK & India
Pangaea Global AIDS Foundation, USA
Restless Development, UK
RESULTS UK, UK
Salud por Derecho, Spain
Starfish Greathearts Foundation, UK
Stop AIDS Campaign, UK
Treatment Action Group (TAG), USA
Uganda Harm Reduction Network, Uganda
World AIDS Campaign, South Africa
i See “Resource Scenarios 2011-2013”, p 15. Scenario 2 estimates the cost of a new Round in 2011 to be US$2.7 billion. An estimated US$0.6 billion is available in uncommitted assets for continuation of essential programs, which would be assumed to be included in funding requests through new proposals. US$1.1 billion of the funding required could be raised if all 2010 donor pledges to the Global Fund were met.
iii The US contribution partially falls outside the replenishment and is under threat by Congress; Belgium, Denmark, EC and the Netherlands have not contributed their 2010 pledges and Denmark has since announced a pledge reduction; Spain, Italy, and Ireland did not pledge and have outstanding payments from previous years. For 2010 pledges, see http://www.theglobalfund.org/en/mediacenter/pressreleases/Donors_commit_US$11_7_billion_to_the_Globa l_Fund_for_next_three_years/ for pledges and http://www.theglobalfund.org/documents/core/financial/Core_PledgesContributions_List_en/