GENEVA – The Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria embraced collective action toward ending epidemics, strengthening health systems and achieving Sustainable Development Goal 3 by 2030.
BERLIN, 16 October 2018 - Eleven heads of the world’s leading health and development organizations today signed a landmark commitment to find new ways of working together to accelerate progress towards achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
Coordinated by the World Health Organization, the initiative unites the work of 11 organizations, with others set to join in the next phase.
GENEVA - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Fund have signed a US$10.5 million grant to address human rights barriers faced by vulnerable communities in Africa, and facilitate access to lifesaving health care. The grant is the first of its kind and will cover 10 countries including Botswana, Côte d'Ivoire, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Senegal, the Seychelles, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.
The Global Fund partnership brings together a myriad of strengths: finances; technical expertise; the experience and knowledge of communities affected by HIV, tuberculosis and malaria; innovation; and a capacity for constant evolution. The partners who comprise the Global Fund come with diverse abilities and points of view, yet they share a determination to serve people, to strive for social justice, and to achieve impact against HIV, TB and malaria and ultimately end the epidemics.
Le Forum de partenariat du Fonds mondial est une composante centrale du partenariat large et ouvert qui est essentiel à l’efficacité des investissements dans la santé internationale. Il offre à tous les partenaires une enceinte privilégiée où exprimer leurs points de vue, suggestions et opinions critiques sur des questions de stratégie et de politique qui affectent les efforts liés à la mission du Fonds mondial de faire une différence durable dans la lutte contre le VIH, la tuberculose et le paludisme.
The Global Fund’s Partnership Forum is a core component of the broad, participatory partnership that is essential for effective investment in global health. The Partnership Forum gives all partners a special venue for contributing critical input, suggestions and views about strategy and policy matters that affect work on the Global Fund’s mission to make a sustainable difference in the fight against HIV, tuberculosis and malaria.
By Mark Dybul
Mozambique decriminalized its homosexuality laws last week. Until then, the country’s old, colonial penal code – in what it termed as “vices against nature” – had made same-sex relations a crime. A new penal code now removes those prejudiced words and legal barriers to same-sex relations.
The Global Fund is committed to protecting and promoting human rights, which includes ensuring non-discrimination for all citizens, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. We are heartened by Cameroon Health Minister Andre Mama Fouda’s public commitment this week to uphold equal rights to health services for all in Cameroon.