TERMS OF REFERENCES FOR A BILINGUAL MEETING RAPPORTEUR re advertisement
Type of Services: Rapporteur
Expected Dates: 8th -9th December 2022 and between 13th to 15th December 2022
Venue: Kigali, Rwanda
Application Deadline: November 28, 2022, at 12.00 pm Addis time
1. BACKGROUND INFORMATION
The African Constituencies Bureau (ACB) for the Global Fund was established by a resolution of African Health ministers in 2012. The ACB, also known as the Bureau, brings together the two African Constituencies West and Central Africa (WCA) and East and Southern Africa (ESA) represented at the Global Fund (GF)to fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The two constituencies represent 47 African countries that are recipients of GF support for HIV, TB and Malaria control. The Bureau facilitates collaboration across the two constituencies, facilitates effective engagement, representation and participation of the two constituencies in GF processes as well as enhancing their capacity to shape GF policies and processes. It also ensures that Africa’s voice is enhanced to influence Global Health policy decisions.
Background to NextGen Market Shaping
Africa’s imports of medical products and commodities consumed in Africa account for over 70%, and worth around $14 billion annually. In the Global Fund’s current funding cycle (i.e. 2022-2022), Africa received commodities valued at USD 6.9 billion, mostly imported from abroad through Global Fund support. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Africa’s ability to quickly respond with essential therapeutics and personal protective equipment (PPEs) was significantly hampered as these have historically been sourced from abroad. Further, even when vaccines, rapid tests kits and treatments were developed in the Global North at record speed, these could not reach many Africans in a timely manner. The continent was relegated to the backline of life saving health commodities, with the result that most commodities had short shelf life by the time they landed on the continent. COVID-19 has therefore taught Africa it cannot continue the path of dependence of health commodities from abroad to secure the health of its population.