Call to Action on Global Fund restriction to new funding to 2014
28 February 2012. Related: Treatment access.
Organisations and individuals are being urged to sign a Call for Action demanding that the Global Fund and its Board mobilise the necessary resources to create a new funding opportunity in 2012 in the amount of $2 billion.
Organised by civil society activists at the World AIDS Campaign they state that the cancellation by the Global Fund of all new programming until 2014 will cost lives and cripple international efforts to deliver on health-related goals, and that it breaks promises made to some of the world’s most vulnerable people.
The Call to Action demands that the Global Fund hold an emergency donor conference and issue a new call for proposals before the International AIDS Conference in July 2012. The Call says, “This is 200 days from 1 January. 200 days to save the Global Fund.”
Source: Global Fund Observer (GFO) Issue 169: 5 December 2011.