Preparing for the new Global Fund strategy for 2017-2021

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) is developing a new strategy for 2017-2021. This strategy is the framework that will define the goals and objectives for the Global Fund at a critical time in the fight against the three diseases. Civil society should use its voice and power to help ensure this strategy is bold, accountable, and delivers the scale up of quality, evidence-based and human rights-based programs we need. We have the opportunity, through ambitious expansion, to achieve an end to the three epidemics by 2030. But in order to achieve this target, we need political will from governments and all partners.

The Global Fund’s Board will approve the final strategy in 2016. But approval of the basic strategic objectives that will define the strategy will take place at the 34th Board Meeting of the Global Fund, 16-17 November 2015. The Partnership Forum consultations provide important opportunities for civil society to advocate for a strategy framed by an ambitious commitment to ending the epidemics—with all the policies and priorities that must accompany such a promise. The views of communities directly affected by the Global Fund’s policies and priorities should be heard loudly and clearly at the Partnership Forum.

  • Priorities in discussing the new Global Fund 2017-2021 Strategy
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    • This preliminary position paper summarizes strategic priorities for discussions on the Global Funds new strategy as identified by the Communities Delegation, the Developing and the Developed Countries NGO delegations. This paper is aimed to be used during the upcoming Partnership Fora in Addis Ababa, Bangkok and Panama and other consultation opportunities and will be further refined with inputs following the Partnership Fora.
    • 24. June 2015
  • The Global Fund that we want
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    • May 2015
    • A Position Statement from the “Communities and Civil Society Consultation on the Global Fund Strategy 2017-2021 and 5th Replenishment” convened by the Communities Delegation on the Board of the Global Fund and co-organised by the Global Fund Advocates Network Asia-Pacific (GFAN AP)

Partnership Fora

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is convening a series of Partnership Forums this year to obtain broader feedback and inputs for the Global Fund’s strategic areas of focus for its Strategy for 2017 – 2021.

The Partnership Forums planned in 2015 provide a unique opportunity for all stakeholders, including representatives of communities and key affected populations, to reach out to the Global Fund with inputs regarding on 2017 – 2021 Strategy.

This time instead of having one in-person consultation event the Global Fund is organizing three in-person regional consultations:

There will also be consultations held before each Partnership Forum, like in Moldova and Istanbul in June and July.



The Communities Delegation to the Board of The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Communities Delegation) with support from the Eurasian Harm Reduction Network (EHRN) is organizing a consultation, which will take place in Chisinau, Moldova on 12th and 13th July and will be hosted by Positive Initiative. This consultation will gather representatives of communities and key affected populations to develop inputs and to strategise on relevant advocacy actions for key priority issues to be taken into consideration in the new Global Fund Strategy.

 The preliminary objectives of the meeting are to:

  1. Inform and engage communities and civil society networks/organisations in EECA on the Global Fund 2017-2021 Strategy development processand identify opportunities for advocacy;
  2. Facilitate space for communities and civil society networks/organisations to plan for advocacy interventions around the 3rdGlobal Fund Partnership Forum 2015, including at the regional and country levels in EECA;
  3. Discuss the approaches, requests and opportunities for the communities and civil society representatives to advocate for the ensuring the sustainability and responsible transition from the Global Fund to national funding in the region;
  4. Formulate priority concerns for communities and civil society in EECA to take up at the 3rd Partnership Forum (and relevant meetings) and beyond.

The outputs from the meeting are:

  1. Issues Statement on priority concerns for communities and civil society in EECA to take up at the 3rd Partnership Forum 2015 as well as the STOP Meeting;
  2. Country and/or regional advocacy actions leading up to the finalization of the Global Fund Strategy 2017 – 2021.


On behalf of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) and Eurasian Harm Reduction Network (EHRN) a Technical Consultation on Transition to Domestic Funding of HIV and TB Responses and their Programmatic Sustainability in EECA, is taking place in Istanbul, Turkey on July 21-22 2015. The consultation is organized in advance of the Joint Global Fund and Stop TB Partnership Consultation on the Global Plan to Stop TB 2016-2020 & the Global Fund 2017-21 Strategy, which is taking place in Istanbul, Turkey, on 23-24 July 2015.

The Global Fund has started the process of developing its new 2017-2021 Strategy, which is to be adopted by the Global Fund Board in spring 2016. Given the priority of domestic resource mobilization and successful transition to domestic funding of HIV and TB responses, shared by all stakeholders, including donor organizations, technical support providers, UN technical partners, relevant national government agencies, civil society and communities, it is expected that the Global Fund’s new Strategy will prioritize the need for cross sector and cross stakeholder partnerships to ensure successful countries’ efforts in transition and program sustainability planning.

In this regard, the Global Fund Secretariat and EHRN are co-organizing a technical consultation that aims to lay the foundation for the development of a feasible framework for sustainability planning and responsible transition from Global Fund support to national funding in EECA, including such key parameters as principles, processes, algorithms/mechanisms, timelines, specific areas and sources of required technical support that would ensure the success of the transition leading to financial and programmatic sustainability of HIV and TB responses.