“There is a painful awareness among communities in countries whose economies are growing that donors are pulling out and abandoning them… This [transitioning] process is driven by the criteria donors have laid out for eligibility, and demonstrated by the actual level of disbursements going to some countries. But communities know that growing economies do not equal growing domestic support for communities in the HIV response.”
African governments must increase domestic funding for malaria in the face of reduced Global Fund allocations
There has been significant progress towards malaria elimination in sub-Saharan Africa.
As reported in GFO #293, the Board has awarded Tanzania’s shortened HIV grant an extension of $109 million to allow it to continue providing essential HIV services through to the end of 2017. The original grant, totaling $277.5 million had an end date of 31 December 2016.
Funding for HIV from donor governments decreased in 2015, by more than $1 billion, compared to 2014, according to a report just released by the Kaiser Foundation and UNAIDS. The report said that funding declined in 13 of 14 donor governments assessed.
Selon Médecins Sans Frontières, les pays d'Afrique Occidentale et Centrale (AOC) accusent un retard dans la réponse au VIH. MSF a indiqué que la plupart des pays de la région ont des difficultés pour offrir une thérapie antirétrovirale (TAR) : 76 % de ceux qui ont besoin du TAR - cinq millions de personnes - sont encore en attente de traitement - soit trois personnes sur quatre.
According to Médecins Sans Frontières, countries in West and Central Africa are lagging behind in the response to HIV. MSF said that most of the countries in the region struggle to offer antiretroviral therapy: 76% of those who need ART – five million people – are still awaiting treatment. That’s three out of every four people. Among children, nine out of every 10 children who need ARVs don’t have access.
An article in the GFO #271 newsletter, “Global Fund approves funding of $1.5 billion for 35 grants,” contained two tables, one for grants to counties in Africa and one for grants to countries in other regions. When they clicked on the link to the article on the Aidspan database, some subscribers may have inadvertently been taken to a version of the article that contained the same table (i.e.
Programs supported by the Global Fund have saved 17 million lives up to the end of 2014, according to the Results Report 2015 released by the Fund on 21 September. The Fund says that it is on track to reach 22 million lives saved by December 2016, the end of the current replenishment period (see graphic).
The Global Fund used its 33rd Board meeting on 31 March - 1 April to demonstrate its continued maturation as an organization and show that the systems it has put in place are working.