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    Polity & Governance
  • Published
    14th Feb, 2019

Recently, Government of India hosted a high level preparatory meeting for the Sixth Replenishment Conference of the “Global Fund. During the meet various stakeholders vowed for collective action to end AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

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Recently, Government of India hosted a high level preparatory meeting for the Sixth Replenishment Conference of the “Global Fund. During the meet various stakeholders vowed for collective action to end AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

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  • The conference is aimed at raising funds to fight the diseases and build stronger systems for health for the next three years.
  • To achieve SDG 3 and end HIV, TB and malaria as epidemics, the world needs to step up total funding from all sources, particularly from national governments.
  • The Government of India and the Global Fund partnership has been a unique one, with India receiving and making financial and concurrent technical support from donors and partners since 2002.
  • India has pledged to increase India’s health spending to 2.5 percent of GDP by 2025 to pay for ambitious health reforms, including expanding primary care and delivering universal health coverage.
  • It was reiterated that India, which has the world’s largest TB epidemic, has set the ambitious goal of ending TB by 2025, five years ahead of the targets set in the Sustainable Development Goals.
  • France will host the Global Fund’s Sixth Replenishment Conference in Lyon in October 2019.

What is Global Fund?

  • Founded in 2002, it is a partnership organization including governments, civil society, the private sector and people affected by the diseases.
  • The Global Fund partnership model is designed to promote innovative solutions to global health challenges (epidemics such as AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria).
  • The Global Fund raises and invests nearly US$4 billion a year to support programs run by local experts in countries and communities most in need.
  • Countries take the lead in determining where and how to best fight AIDS, TB and malaria. Collectively, the Global Fund harnesses the best possible experience, insights and innovation in the public and private sectors to respond to diseases and build resilient and sustainable systems for health.
  • The Global Fund is a signatory to the World Health Organization-led Global Action Plan for Healthy Lives and Well-Being for All, designed to deliver more effective collaboration and coordination on global health.

    The Global Action Plan for Healthy Lives and Well-being for All – It is currently being drafted by 12 organizations working on global health – aims to deliver maximum results and the best possible value for money.
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