On July 12—13, 2015, a Civil Society Consultation to develop the Global Fund’s strategy for 2017-2021 took place in Chisinau, Moldova. It was organized by the Communities Delegation on the Board of The Global Fund with support from the Eurasian Harm Reduction Network. The Consultation brought together representatives of regional networks such as EHRN, ECUO, ECOM, ENPUD, EWNA, SWAN, TBEC, ITPCru, as well as members of several Delegations on the Board of the Global Fund (including the Communities Delegation, the Developed and Developing Country NGO Delegations and the EECA Delegation) in order to develop suggestions and a strategy guiding relevant advocacy interventions for key priority issues that must be considered by the Global Fund’s new Strategy. The Consultation was held in advance of the regional meeting of the Global Fund and the STOP TB Partnership that will take place in Istanbul this week, as well as in advance of the Global Fund’s 3rd Partnership Forum.
The meeting resulted in a document summarizing key topics in the context of the fight against HIV and TB in EECA, as well as the participants’ positions on a number of issues for each topic that according to the participants (representatives of civil society and communities in EECA) should be reflected in the Global Fund’s new Strategy for 2017-2021.
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Key themes and positions on the Global Fund Strategy 2017–2021 as stated by civil society representatives from Eastern Europe and Central Asia
It is crucial that representatives of civil society and vulnerable groups from EECA that will participate in various meetings to discuss the Global Fund’s new Strategy (these meetings will be taking place in the coming months in various regions and countries) be aware of these key positions of our region’s civil society regarding the Global Fund’s Strategy, and could use those positions when presenting and participating in working groups, meetings, etc.
- by Ivan Varentsov
- Global Fund Advocacy Advisor
- Eurasian Harm Reduction Network (EHRN)