Open Letter to the Global Fund Board in advance of its Thirty-Second Meeting signed by 24 civil society organizations

Download below an Open Letter to the Global Fund Board in advance of its Thirty-Second Meeting, signed by 24 civil society organisations from around the world, detailing our grave concerns about the impact of the allocation methodology applied to Middle Income Countries (MICs) and the ultimate consequences on key affected populations.

In our letter we propose to intensify collaboration and partnerships between the Global Fund, donor governments, recipient governments, civil societies and communities, particularly in MICs, to plan for and execute a transition to sustainable HIV and TB responses in a responsible way.

We are appealing to the Board of the Global Fund to hear our concerns and to work with us and communities to develop a strategy to ensure that the transition in countries happens in a way, which will be:

  • facilitating the development and execution of implementable roadmaps to sustainable and national government-funded HIV and TB programs, particularly in MIC with concentrated epidemics among key affected populations
  • incentivising recipient governments to take on their responsibility in HIV and TB  financing and providing adequate technical support in the course of the transition to national investments in HIV and TB prevention, treatment and care
  • building advocacy capacity of and empowering our communities to ensure that key affected populations are in no way marginalized and have access to prevention, treatment and care continuum
  • ensuring that each country’s needs will be determined by their situation and not as a “one size fits all” model
  • ensuring that Hepatitis C is afforded its rightful place as a threat to people who inject drugs and other key populations.

We look forward to your response to this appeal in order to inform our communities who are affected by the current situation and have called for our urgent action.

  • Sergey Votyagov, Executive Director
    • Eurasian Harm Reduction Network (EHRN)
    • NGO with the Special Consultative Status with Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)
    • www.harm-reduction.org