Global Fund Replenishment 2016: The Cost of Inaction

Global Fund Replenishment 2016: The Cost of Inaction demonstrates that inadequate investment in the Global Fund will threaten millions of lives and result in billions of dollars in additional costs. According to the report, failure to fully fund the global responses for AIDS, TB and malaria, including replenishing the Global Fund, over the next six years, will:

  • Result in 21 million preventable AIDS deaths and 28 million preventable new HIV infections;
  • Give rise to 45 million new TB infections and an additional 29 million people needing treatment;
  • Jeopardize the potential to avert 3 million malaria cases and save 10 million lives.

Additionally, the Cost of Inaction report describes how simply maintaining current levels of investment could result in a rise of drug-resistant strains of HIV, TB and malaria that are even more costly to treat. For example, the number of people with HIV who will require more expensive second-line treatments – usually as a result of drug resistance – is estimated to double between 2014 and 2020.

Consultation of HIV Advocates about Post-2015 Global Development Goals, January 2013

To help collect additional input about post-2015 global goals from people working to end the HIV epidemic, International Civil Society Support (ICSS) sponsored a webinar series, a global e-survey and an in-person meeting during December 2012 and January 2013.

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Investment Framework Civil Society Consultations 2012

International Civil Society Support (ICSS) convened consultations with civil society on the “Investment Framework” in Thailand and Tanzania in 2012, in collaboration with the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). The Bangkok consultation was also supported by the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, the Asia Pacific Council of AIDS Service Organisations (APCASO) and the Asia Pacific Network of People Living with HIV (APN+).

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How global and regional networks can support civil society and communities at country level: Finding out what a Network Capacity Building Fund should support, October 2011

In the context of discussions on the need for and development of a dedicated funding mechanism for HIV/AIDS civil society and community networks – the Networks Capacity Building Fund – a group of global and regional networks reviewed the core elements of civil society and community contributions to HIV at the global, regional but especially the country level against the background of recent major shifts aimed re-shaping and transforming the overall policy framework for the HIV response globally. The meeting analysed and reflected on the added value that global and regional networks can bring at different levels in re-shaping the HIV response overall but especially through supporting civil society and communities at country level.

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