Mobilising Asia-Pacific Communities & Civil Society for the Global Fund Seventh Replenishment

Published August 6, 2021
Location Asia Pacific

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) will hold its Seventh Replenishment in 2022 to raise funds for the period of 2023 – 2025. The Global Fund, a global health financing facility raises funds for its HIV, TB and Malaria interventions in three-year cycles. For its Sixth Replenishment which took place in 2019, the Global Fund and its partnership raised US$14 billion – the largest amount raised by the Global Fund since its establishment in 2002, and the largest amount ever raised by a global health financing facility.

On 28th July 2021, Global Fund Advocates Network (GFAN AP) convened communities and civil society representatives working on HIV, TB and malaria responses in Asia-Pacific for a strategising meeting on the Global Fund Seventh Replenishment. The Meeting was attended by over 40 country partners, colleagues from Global Fund Advocates Network (GFAN) and GFAN Africa, and representatives from the Global Fund Secretariat.

The meeting was moderated by Rachel Ong, Regional Coordinator of GFAN AP, and aimed to:

  • Raise awareness and share information and/or plans on the Global Fund Seventh -Replenishment, Global Fund 20th Anniversary, and Post-2022 Strategy.
  • Explore and identify high-level key messages, key timelines, and/or suitable strategies from the Asia-Pacific region for the resource mobilisation efforts for the Global Fund.

The meeting was opened and welcomed by Dr Khuat Thi Hai Oanh, Chair of GFAN AP Steering Committee and Executive Director of Center for Social Development Initiatives (SCDI), Vietnam. Oanh highlighted that the Global Fund Seventh Replenishment takes place at a critical time as the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted health systems across the world, risking the gain achieved so far against the three diseases and reducing resources available to ensure that targets in the Sustainable Development Goals and Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is achieved.

Watch the recording here: