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Civil society organizations come forth with a Joint Statement in advance of the 39th meeting of the Global Fund Board

With a joint statement addressed to the Global Fund, more than 40 international, regional and national organizations have voiced their deep concerns regarding Global Fund’s eligibility policy and the limitations to access necessary resources in various settings that it poses. The organizations seek that access to funding for countries moving to high income status is ensured as well as access to funding for HIV, TB and malaria is not restricted by particular eligibility criteria that would work against the founding principles in the Framework Document and undermine the strategy to end these three diseases:

On the 9th – 10th of May 2018, the Global Fund’s Board will consider revisions to the Fund’s Eligibility Policy based upon recommendations from its Strategy Committee. While some of these recommendations are positive, others raise serious concerns. By this Statement we – the organizations representing civil society and including communities of people living with and affected by the three diseases and other key populations from different countries and regions – would like to share with Global Fund Board members our position on several critical issues that should be considered by the Board during its deliberations on the Eligibility Policy.

You can download and read the joint statement here.