With nearly 93%, 70% and 25% of malaria, HIV and TB burden, respectively, sub-Saharan Africa is the epicenter of the malaria, TB and HIV epidemics. While much progress has been made vis-à-vis targets since 2010 against the three epidemics, especially in regard to the epidemic control of HIV, much remains to be done if the global community is to end these epidemics in 2030. Arguably, if the fight against HIV, TB and malaria is to be won by 2030, it certainly has to be won on the African continent.
According to Global Fund KPI program data, among other sources including technical partners’ progress reports, the WCA region has consistently underperformed vis-à-vis achieving goals and objectives towards ending the three epidemics. This project is about supporting WCA countries, and the ACB in general, to be effectively represented, together with Africa as a whole, in global Fund governance deliberations. Together, these efforts will ensure that: evidence on priorities strategic to WCA/Africa is collected, WCA constituent countries and stakeholders are engaged and arrive at consensus on strategic regional priorities, facilitate advocacy to African leaders to address regional needs, including the need for increased domestic resources, and to ensure African representatives in the Global Fund board and committees are adequately prepared to effectively engage these governance bodies. We believe these efforts will ensure the Global Fund governance system is afforded an opportunity to hear from the horse’ mouth, the African constituencies, regarding their evidence informed strategic priorities for the post-2022 Global Fund strategy. This is in keeping with the globally agreed aid effectiveness principle of country ownership which the Global Fund subscribes to.
Specifically, this initiative seeks to achieve the following goals and objectives:
The overall Goal of this intervention is to ensure Africa’s strategic priorities in the fight against HIV, TB and malaria are identified and effectively addressed both through the Global Fund’s post-2020 strategy and domestic governments.
The specific objectives of the interventions include:
Background and Context The development of the Global Fund’s post-2022 strategy has commenced and will span the 2020 – 2021 period – with emphasis on…Learn More