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 I.         Executive Summary                                                                             1

 II.        Ending AIDS, TB and Malaria is Critical to Achieving the SDGs and Universal Health Coverage   8

 III.       Step Up or Slip Back?                                                                         12

 IV.        More Innovation, Collaboration, and Execution                                                 19

 V.         The Global Fund Needs at Least US$14 Billion for the Next Three-Year Cycle                    29

 VI.        The Global Fund Partnership Builds on a Robust Track Record of Impact                         39

 VII.       Conclusion: Now is the Time to Step Up the Fight                                              44

 ANNEX 1:   Selected Global Fund 2017-2022 Key Performance Indicators and Targets                         47

 ANNEX 2:   Methodology for Estimating the Resource Needs                                                 48

 ANNEX 3:   Projection of Available Resources                                                             49

 ANNEX 4:   Methodology for Impact Modelling                                                              51

 ANNEX 5:   Methodology for ROI calculation                                                               54

 ANNEX 6:   Results: Essential Indicators                                                                 55

                                                                                                               STEP UP THE FIGHT 2019

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Ending the epidemics of HIV, tuberculosis and malaria       The Global Fund plays a vital role in achieving this target   If we don’t prevent teens, particularly girls, from getting
by 2030 is within reach, but not yet fully in our grasp.    and in accelerating progress toward universal health          infected with HIV, the massive increase in the youth
With only 11 years left, we have no time to waste. We       coverage. While governments and communities must              population in Africa will lead to more new infections
must step up the fight now.                                 take the lead in tackling the epidemics, and in building      than at the height of the epidemic in the early 2000s.
                                                            inclusive health systems, those suffering the greatest        If we don’t tackle the stigma and discrimination
We have the opportunity to rid the world of three
                                                            disease burdens and lacking financial resources and           that fuels the epidemic among marginalized key
diseases that have killed millions of people and ravaged
                                                            capacities need external support. The Global Fund             populations, we will never stop new infections. One
communities on every continent. We have the chance
                                                            partnership is a proven mechanism for                         out of four people infected with HIV still doesn’t know
to take a massive step toward achieving Sustainable
                                                            maximizing impact.                                            they have it. Only half of HIV positive children receive
Development Goal 3: health and well-being for all.
                                                                                                                          antiretroviral therapy.
                                                            Now is the time to deliver on our promise. Now is the
It can be done. We know we can end the epidemics of
                                                            time to step up the fight.                                    After years of steady declines, malaria cases are on the
HIV, tuberculosis and malaria. Even without a vaccine
                                                                                                                          rise. Mosquitoes in Africa are developing resistance to
or cure for HIV, we can eliminate it as a serious public
health threat. Despite TB’s persistence, many countries     WE MUST                                                       the most common insecticides used to treat mosquito
                                                                                                                          nets, and in the Mekong region we are seeing growing
have reduced it to a relatively rare disease. Almost
every year, new countries are certified malaria-free –      STEP UP THE FIGHT                                             resistance to the world’s most successful malaria drug.
                                                                                                                          We face the possibility of not being able to protect or
Paraguay and Uzbekistan celebrated this milestone
                                                                                                                          treat effectively those most vulnerable to malaria –
in 2018.
                                                            TO GET BACK ON TRACK                                          particularly children under 5, who represent two-thirds
But after years of remarkable progress in the fight                                                                       of all malaria deaths.
against HIV, TB and malaria, new threats have pushed
us off track. Right now, we are not on trajectory to
                                                            TO END THE EPIDEMICS                                          More than 10 million people fall ill with TB every year,
                                                                                                                          and nearly 40 percent of those are “missed” – meaning
reach the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target
of ending the epidemics by 2030. Wavering political         AND WE MUST DO SO                                             they go untreated and unreported, and can continue to
                                                                                                                          spread the disease to others. Drug-resistant TB makes
commitment, shortfalls in funding and increasing
insecticide and drug resistance have slowed progress        NOW.                                                          up one-third of all global deaths from antimicrobial
                                                                                                                          resistance, posing a potentially catastrophic risk to
and enabled the diseases to gain ground.
                                                                                                                          global health security. Only 25 percent of those afflicted
                                                            STEP UP OR SLIP BACK?
The human toll is unacceptable: Nearly 1,000 adolescent                                                                   with multidrug-resistant TB are diagnosed and treated.
girls and young women are infected with HIV every day.      The Global Plans for AIDS, TB and malaria set in 2015         TB kills more people than any other infectious disease,
A child still dies every two minutes from malaria. And TB   charted an ambitious but realistic course to end the          mainly the poor and marginalized.
is now the world’s leading killer among                     epidemics by 2030. We have achieved remarkable
                                                                                                                          We must step up the fight to get back on track to end
infectious diseases.                                        progress. Antiretroviral therapy saved millions of lives
                                                                                                                          the epidemics. And we must do so now.
                                                            from AIDS. Innovative drugs and diagnostics for TB
We must step up the fight, by increasing resource
                                                            gave us new weapons against an age-old disease.
commitments and innovation, by scaling up prevention
                                                            Insecticide-treated mosquito nets, cost-effective
and treatment. If we don’t, we will go backwards. As
                                                            diagnostics and new therapeutics massively reduced the
we have repeatedly witnessed, any complacency or
                                                            death toll from malaria.
weakening of resolve lets HIV, TB and malaria resurge at
alarming rates.                                             We now face a decisive moment. Do we step up the
                                                            fight, or do we allow ourselves to slip back? New
Stepping up the fight should not be seen as a choice,
                                                            threats mean there is no middle ground. Either we act
but as the fulfilment of a promise. Every member
                                                            now to protect and build on the gains we have made,
state of the United Nations committed to the SDGs in
                                                            or we see those achievements eroded, infections
2015, pledging to deliver health and well-being for all,
                                                            and deaths resurge, and the prospect of ending the
to achieve universal health coverage, and to build a
                                                            epidemics disappear.
more prosperous, equitable and sustainable world. Our
success or failure in achieving the SDG target of ending
three epidemics by 2030 will be one of the clearest tests
of that commitment.

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                                                                                                             GLOBAL FUND STRATEGY TARGETS
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                                                                                            GLOBAL PLANS

                           2010       2012          2014         2016       2018        2020         2022        2024         2026         2028         2030



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                     80                                                                                      GLOBAL FUND STRATEGY TARGETS

                     60                                                                                        SUCCESSFUL REPLENISHMENT
                                                                                      GLOBAL PLANS

                           2010       2012         2014          2016       2018       2020         2022         2024         2026         2028         2030

Lines are first normalized to 100 in 2015 for each disease, and then combined with equal weighting across the three diseases, separately for incidence and mortality rates.

     Actual estimates of incidence or mortality                           The charts highlight the different paths we can take in                  treatment and prevention. Finally, the turquoise line
                                                                           the countries where the Global Fund invests. The black                   shows what we could achieve following a successful
     G lobal Plans pathway to 2030 incidence or mortality targets for
                                                                           line shows what we have achieved thus far in terms                       replenishment of the Global Fund. Alongside sustained
      HIV, TB and malaria
                                                                           of reducing disease incidence and mortality. The dark                    levels of other external funding and significantly scaled-
     Modelled results for this Investment Case                            blue line is the trajectory set out in the Global Plans for              up domestic financing, plus more innovation, more
                                                                           the three diseases – the path we should be on. The gap                   intensive collaboration and more rigorous execution,
     Extrapolation of Investment Case trends into future
                                                                           between the black line and the dark blue line clearly                    this would enable delivery of the Global Fund strategy
     Global Fund strategy targets for 2022 with uncertainty bars          shows that we are already off track to meet SDG 3:                       targets for 2022 and put us on a trajectory toward
     Constant coverage: impact of sustaining services at current levels
                                                                           “health and well-being for all”. Even more concerning,                   attaining the SDG 3 target of ending the epidemics
                                                                           the dashed red line shows the rebound in incidence                       by 2030.
                                                                           and mortality if we simply continue current levels of

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MORE INNOVATION, COLLABORATION, AND IMPACT                                 THE GLOBAL FUND NEEDS AT LEAST US$14 BILLION                              Translating these commitments into cash will require
                                                                                                                                                     sustained political leadership and rapid development
Getting back on track to end the epidemics and                             The Global Fund needs to raise at least US$14 billion
                                                                                                                                                     of health financing mechanisms. Failing that, we risk
deliver the broader SDG 3 targets will require all the                     to fund programs to fight the three diseases and
                                                                                                                                                     getting further off track.
actors involved, including multilateral and bilateral                      build stronger systems for health in the next three-
partners, governments, civil society and the private                       year cycle.                                                               The Global Fund’s Sixth Replenishment target of at least
sector, to raise their game, accelerate innovation,                                                                                                  US$14 billion represents an increase of US$1.8 billion, or
                                                                           To get back on track, and achieve the turquoise lines set
coordinate and collaborate more efficiently, and                                                                                                     15 percent over the US$12.2 billion raised during the Fifth
                                                                           out in the charts, we need to step up total funding from
execute programs more effectively.                                                                                                                   Replenishment period1.
                                                                           all sources from the US$66 billion in the current cycle to
We need more innovation in diagnostics, prevention,                        at least US$83 billion for the next three-year cycle, an                  A replenishment of at least US$14 billion would enable
treatment and delivery models. Only through                                increase of US$17 billion. Although scientific and process                the Global Fund to continue to play our leading role in
innovation can we counter the threat of resistance,                        innovations will deliver significant efficiency and                       the fight against HIV, TB and malaria, acting as a catalyst
extend our reach to the poorest and most marginalized,                     effectiveness improvements (and these are factored                        for domestic resource mobilization and accelerating
enhance treatment outcomes for the most severe cases,                      into the projections), gaps in coverage, demographics,                    progress toward universal health coverage.
and tackle the root causes of concentrated epidemics.                      and insecticide and drug resistance mean that current
                                                                                                                                                     This Investment Case recognizes that there are budget
Only through innovation can we stretch every resource                      levels of funding will not suffice.
                                                                                                                                                     constraints and competing priorities. A US$14 billion
to maximize impact.
                                                                                                                                                     investment represents the minimum required to achieve
We need greater collaboration. The World Health
Organization-led Global Action Plan’s commitment for
                                                                            WE NEED A RELENTLESS                                                     the Global Fund strategy goals for 2017-2022 and get
                                                                                                                                                     back on track toward ending the epidemics – the
the key multilaterals to “Align, Accelerate and Account”                                                                                             turquoise lines on the earlier charts. US$14 billion for the
together must be translated into concrete actions. We                       FOCUS ON IMPROVING                                                       Global Fund, alongside increased domestic resources
must extend this drive for more coordinated action                                                                                                   and sustained external funding, represents 82 percent
to encompass key bilateral partners, and to include                         EXECUTION, USING MORE                                                    of the resources required to meet the targets set in
governments, civil society, communities affected by                                                                                                  the Global Plans – the dark blue lines on the charts. An
the three diseases and the private sector. Only through
intensive collaboration can we defeat the epidemics and
                                                                            GRANULAR AND                                                             additional US$18 billion would be required to entirely
                                                                                                                                                     close this gap. More investment – whether through
deliver universal health coverage.
We need a relentless focus on improving execution,
                                                                            TIMELY DATA.                                                             raising more than US$14 billion for the Global Fund, from
                                                                                                                                                     increased domestic resource mobilization, or increases
                                                                                                                                                     in other forms of external assistance, would narrow the
using more granular and timely data. Better data
                                                                           Most of the increase will come from increased domestic                    gap between the turquoise lines and the dark blue lines
helps identify the most effective interventions and
                                                                           funding. The Global Fund’s Investment Case projects                       on the charts, saving millions more lives, accelerating
target programming more effectively, implementing
                                                                           that domestic funding for programs to fight HIV, TB and                   the end of the epidemics, and reinforcing the trajectory
stronger controls to manage costs and risks, adopting
                                                                           malaria over the period 2021-2023 will grow to US$46                      toward universal health coverage.
best practices in patient-centered care and community
                                                                           billion, an increase of 48 percent over the current cycle.
engagement, and leveraging economies of scale by
                                                                           These figures are based on co-financing commitments
scaling-up proven interventions rapidly. Only through
                                                                           made in the current cycle and broader political
continuously improving execution can we overcome the
                                                                           commitments to health system development.
inevitable resource constraints.
More innovation, more intensive collaboration and more
rigorous execution are essential. But we also need
more money.

 The Global Fund measures overall funding in U.S. dollars, but pledges and contributions are made in multiple currencies. The total amount raised for the Fifth Replenishment period from 2017-2019 is US$12.2 billion,

 using exchange rates as of 31 December 2018.

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        FOR THE GLOBAL FUND WOULD ...                                                                                                                      2


                  SAVE                                    between 2021 and 2023, reducing the
                                                          mortality rate by 52 percent across the                        AVERT 234 MILLION
                                                          three diseases by 2023, relative to
       16 MILLION LIVES                                   2017 levels.                                                   INFECTIONS OR CASES
                                                                                                                        reducing the incidence rate by 42 percent across the
                                                                                                                        three diseases by 2023, relative to 2017 levels.

                REDUCE                                    across the three diseases to 1.3 million in
                                                          2023, down from 2.5 million in 2017, and
                                                          from 4.1 million in 2005.


                        STRENGTHEN                               through directly investing approximately
                                                                 US$4 billion to build capacities such as                       SPUR DOMESTIC                                   toward ending the three
                                                                                                                                                                                diseases and strengthening
                                                                 diagnostic tools, surveillance systems,                                                                        health systems through co-
                        HEALTH CARE                              supply chain management and training                           INVESTMENT OF                                   financing requirements, and
                                                                 for health care workers, and accelerating                                                                      technical assistance on
                            SYSTEMS                              the shift toward patient-centered,
                                                                 differentiated models of care.
                                                                                                                                 US$46 BILLION                                  health financing.

                              REINFORCE                          by helping build more resilient health
                                                                 systems, with stronger surveillance,                            TACKLE                         including gender- and human rights-
                                                                                                                                                                related barriers to access, by working
                                                                 diagnostic and emergency response                                                              with partners, including civil society and
                                 HEALTH                          capabilities, and by directly tackling key                  INEQUITIES                         affected communities, to build more
                                                                 threats to global health security, such as                                                     inclusive health systems that leave no
                               SECURITY                          multidrug-resistant TB.                                      IN HEALTH                         one behind.

                YIELD A RETURN                                   with every dollar invested resulting in
                                                                 US$19 in health gains and economic
                                                                 returns, further contributing to the
                ON INVESTMENT                                    achievement of the overall SDG agenda.

                         OF 1:19
    With a Sixth Replenishment of at least US$14 billion, the Global Fund would contribute to achieving these results alongside sustained levels of other external funding scaled-up domestic financing,
    and more innovation, collaboration and rigorous execution.

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THE GLOBAL FUND PARTNERSHIP BUILDS ON A                     By pooling resources and engaging a diverse set               NOW IS THE TIME TO STEP UP THE FIGHT
ROBUST TRACK RECORD OF IMPACT                               of actors, the Global Fund has scale, flexibility and
                                                                                                                          The original goal of the Global Fund was simply to stop
                                                            leverage. The advantages of scale are demonstrated
Since its creation in 2002, the Global Fund partnership                                                                   the catastrophic loss of life from AIDS, TB and malaria.
                                                            by the hundreds of millions of dollars of savings the
has had extraordinary impact: In the countries in which                                                                   Our success has led us to greater aspirations. Now we
                                                            Global Fund achieves through pooled procurement.
the Global Fund invests, more than 27 million lives have                                                                  aim not just to save lives, but also to end the epidemics
                                                            The flexibility is shown by the way the Global Fund has
been saved. The number of people dying from AIDS,                                                                         – and by doing so to save countless future lives.
                                                            pivoted to meet the challenge of HIV infection rates
TB and malaria has been slashed by one-third. In 2017                                                                     Furthermore, by tackling HIV, TB and malaria through
                                                            among adolescent girls and young women in Africa,
alone, results in countries where the Global Fund invests                                                                 building resilient, sustainable and inclusive systems for
                                                            and the threat of malaria drug resistance in the Mekong.
include 17.5 million people on antiretroviral therapy for                                                                 health, we pave the road toward universal
                                                            The leverage is evidenced by the 41 percent increase
HIV; 5 million people with TB treated; and 197 million                                                                    health coverage.
                                                            in co-financing commitments that governments have
mosquito nets distributed.                                  signed up to in the current grant cycle, the US$2.7 billion   To achieve these goals we must step up the fight. If
The Global Fund delivers this impact with partners          in contributions mobilized from the private sector, and       we continue on the current path, we will slip back,
including bilateral partners such as the U.S. President’s   the benefits to the broader health system of Global           with immense loss of life, growing economic burden
Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), Agence             Fund-supported programs to reinforce supply chains.           and overwhelming strain on health systems. We must
Française de Développement, the UK’s Department                                                                           innovate more, collaborate more, and execute more
for International Development, Germany and Japan;            NOW WE AIM NOT JUST                                          effectively. And we must invest more resources in the
                                                                                                                          Global Fund to enable us to play our vital role as catalyst
key multilateral and technical partners such as WHO,
UNAIDS, the RBM Partnership to End Malaria, the Stop
TB Partnership, Unitaid and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance;
                                                             TO SAVE LIVES,                                               and leader in the fight against AIDS, TB and malaria.
                                                                                                                          2030 is only 11 years away.
private sector partners such as (RED); foundations such
as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; implementing         BUT ALSO TO END THE                                          To achieve the SDG 3 targets of ending the epidemics
                                                                                                                          and creating resilient health systems to deliver health
countries; civil society groups; and people affected by
the diseases.                                                EPIDEMICS – AND BY                                           and well-being for all, we must step up the fight now.

                                                             DOING SO TO SAVE
                                                             COUNTLESS FUTURE

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    Moustarida, age 3, is one of more than 4 million children under 5 in
    Niger alone to receive seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC).
    During the rainy season, when malaria strikes the most, community
    health workers dispense SMC to protect young children from the disease.
    This cost-effective, targeted intervention can reduce cases by more
    than 50 percent. Effective control of diseases like malaria frees health
    systems to manage other demands and prepare for future threats. But
    malaria cases are rising in some countries after years of decline; history
    has shown malaria’s ability to resurge even after years of successful
    control. As the leading international funder of the malaria response,
    the Global Fund is investing in new tools, data generation, partnerships
    and innovations – including piloting new mosquito nets to combat
    insecticide resistance in Africa.

    Photography Credit - The Global Fund / David O’Dwyer

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“We should not let the scale of the                                         FIGURE 2: SUMMARY OF GLOBAL PLAN MILESTONES AND TARGETS, 2020, 2025 AND 2030

  challenges before us diminish the                                                                             MILESTONE                          TARGET4

  achievements we have made, nor                                                                                                                       F ewer than 500,000 new infections and
                                                                                                                                                        500,000 AIDS-related deaths
  should we let our successes blind
                                                                                                                                                       90 percent of all people living with HIV will know their status
  us to the serious threats we must                                                        HIV
                                                                                                                    BY 2020
                                                                                                                                                       9 0 percent of people diagnosed with HIV infection will receive
  overcome. With strong global                                                         Fast Track /
                                                                                     UNAIDS Strategy                                                    sustained antiretroviral therapy
  solidarity, we can end these                                                                                                                         90 percent of those on treatment will be virally suppressed
                                                                                                                                                       9 0 percent reduction in new infections and deaths, compared
Peter Sands, Executive Director of the Global Fund                                                                  BY 2030
                                                                                                                                                        with 2010
to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
                                                                                                                                                       20 percent and 35 percent decline in TB incidence rate and in
Ending AIDS, TB and malaria as epidemics is critical to                                                             BY 2020
                                                                                                                                                       absolute number of TB deaths respectively, compared with 2015
reaching the Sustainable Development Goal
SDG 3: “Health and well-being for all”, and is one of the
most tangible ways to demonstrate that the SDGs                                                                                                        50 percent and 75 percent decline in TB incidence rate and in
are achievable.                                                                                                                                        absolute number of TB deaths respectively, compared with 2015

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, through                                                                                                   At least 90 percent of all people with TB diagnosed and all placed
its goal to “ensure healthy lives and promote well-being                                                                                               on appropriate treatment
                                                                                                                    BY 2025
for all at all ages” made a firm commitment to free the                                    TB
                                                                                                                                                       As part of this approach, at least 90 percent of key populations
world from AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria by 2030.                                  End TB Strategy/
Embracing the ambition of the SDGs, the technical                                 Global Plan to End TB
                                                                                                                                                       At least 90 percent of all people diagnosed with TB treated
partner organizations developed global plans for the
three diseases.
• F ast-Track Update On Investments Needed
                                                                                                                                                       80 percent and 90 percent reduction in TB incidence rate and in
   in the AIDS Response, UNAIDS 2016
                                                                                                                                                       absolute number of TB deaths respectively, compared with 2015
• Global Technical Strategy for Malaria, WHO 2015                                                                   BY 2030
                                                                                                                                                       In all milestone years: zero TB-affected families facing catastrophic
• T he WHO End TB Strategy, WHO 2014 and the                                                                                                          costs due to TB
   Paradigm Shift 2016-2020, The Global Plan to End
   TB 2016 to 2020, Stop TB Partnership, 2015 3                                                                                                        At least 40 percent reduction in malaria mortality rate and malaria
Each plan defines the required pathway of mortality and                                                                                                case incidence, compared with 2015
incidence reduction towards the goal to end the three                                                               BY 2020
                                                                                                                                                       Elimination in at least 10 countries
epidemics by 2030 (Figure 1), taking account of scientific
advances, new clinical tools, innovations in delivery and                                                                                              Re-establishment prevented in all malaria-free countries
data utilization, and demographics and trends in drug
and vector resistance.                                                                                                                                 At least 75 percent reduction in malaria mortality rate and malaria
                                                                                         Malaria                                                       case incidence, compared with 2015
The Global Fund’s strategy for 2017-2022, “Investing                            Global Technical Strategy           BY 2025
to End Epidemics,” set ambitious targets that were                                                                                                     Elimination in at least 20 countries
                                                                                       for Malaria
established together with partners as critical milestones                                                                                              Re-establishment prevented in all malaria-free countries
on the path to ending the epidemics by 2030. The
strategy also sets out explicitly the Global Fund’s role                                                                                               At least 90 percent reduction in malaria mortality rate and malaria
and priorities in delivering the broader objectives of SDG                                                                                             case incidence, compared with 2015
3, focusing on building resilient and sustainable systems                                                           BY 2030
for health and promoting and protecting human rights                                                                                                   Elimination in at least 35 countries
and gender equality – two critical foundations of                                                                                                      Re-establishment prevented in all malaria-free countries
universal health coverage.

    The TB Global Plan is currently in the process of being updated to reflect the goals and ambition agreed by the UN High Level meeting on Tuberculosis in September 2018.
    Table of global targets correspond to all countries and not just Global Fund-supported portfolio.

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For example, ending the epidemics simultaneously
 OBJECTIVES 2017-2022:
                                                           ENDING AIDS, TB AND                                        requires progress on and contributes to SDG 1 (No
                                                                                                                      Poverty), SDG 5 (Gender Equality), SDG 4 (Quality
 • S trategic Objective 1: Maximize impact                MALARIA AS EPIDEMICS                                       Education) and SDG 10 (Reduced Inequalities). Moreover,
                                                                                                                      the Global Fund’s multi-stakeholder partnership model
    against HIV, TB and malaria
 • S trategic Objective 2: Build Resilient                IS CRITICAL TO REACHING                                    embodies the spirit of SDG 17 (Partnership for the Goals).
    and Sustainable Systems for Health                                                                                Reflecting the interdependent nature of both the
 • S trategic Objective 3: Promote and Protect            THE SUSTAINABLE                                            individual elements underpinning SDG 3 and the
                                                                                                                      relationship with the other SDGs, the key multilateral
    Human Rights and Gender Equality
 • S trategic Objective 4: Mobilize
                                                           DEVELOPMENT GOAL                                           institutions involved in global health, including the
                                                                                                                      Global Fund, launched the “Global Action Plan for
    Increased Resources                                                                                               Healthy Lives and Well-being for All” at the World
                                                           SDG 3: HEALTH AND                                          Health Summit in Berlin in October 2018. The Global Fund
The Global Fund has committed to ambitious targets                                                                    was actively engaged in the development of the Global
for the 2017-2022 Strategy (Annex 1). These targets,
reviewed by an Advisory Group of independent experts,
                                                           WELL-BEING FOR ALL,                                        Action Plan and is committed to successfully delivering
                                                                                                                      the more effective collaboration and coordination
were approved by the Global Fund Board in March 2017
and are the basis of the Global Fund’s Key Performance
                                                           AND IS ONE OF THE                                          encapsulated in the plan’s aspiration to “Align,
                                                                                                                      Accelerate and Account”.
Indicators. The targets are based on the methodologies
of the Global Plans, adjusted in consultation with         MOST TANGIBLE WAYS                                         Ultimately, the SDGs, the Global Plans and the Global
                                                                                                                      Fund’s strategy targets are all about saving individual
technical partners to reflect the specific countries the
Global Fund invests in and the relevant timeframes.
They represent Global Fund-specific milestones on the
                                                           TO DEMONSTRATE THAT                                        lives and helping people live healthier, happier and
                                                                                                                      more productive lives. Every year, more than 2.5 million
                                                                                                                      people die from AIDS, TB and malaria in countries where
path to achieving SDG 3 by 2030.
                                                           THE SDGS ARE                                               the Global Fund invests. Without universal access to
                                                                                                                      quality health care, millions more die unnecessarily
                                                           ACHIEVABLE.                                                from other infectious and non-communicable diseases.
                                                                                                                      By ending the epidemics of AIDS, TB and malaria,
                                                           Beyond the three diseases, Global Fund-supported           the Global Fund partnership will cut the death toll
                                                           programs help build the resilient and sustainable          significantly, and lift a huge burden from communities
                                                           systems for health that underpin universal health          and overstretched health systems. Moreover, the Global
                                                           coverage. Global Fund interventions to reach out to the    Fund’s investments in health systems infrastructure
                                                           poorest and most marginalized communities, and to          and capabilities, and interventions to extend services
                                                           tackle human rights-related barriers to accessing health   to the poorest and most vulnerable, will accelerate
                                                           services, make concrete the ambition to “leave no one      progress toward the overarching goal of universal
                                                           behind.” Yet the Global Fund’s engagement with the         health coverage.
                                                           overall SDG Agenda does not stop at SDG 3.

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     Chang Chai is a construction worker from Myanmar living on the
     outskirts of Chiang Mai, Thailand. He’s the go-to guy for health
     information in the settlement of about 10 migrant families.
     Documented migrants can enroll in health insurance plans, and Global
     Fund partners such as MAP Foundation employ migrant field officers to
     raise awareness about HIV and TB testing and treatment services. The
     complexity and vulnerability inherent in migrant life make it challenging
     to ensure health coverage for all. The solutions require action and
     engagement at all levels – from volunteer community leaders like Chang
     Chai, to robust civil society organizations like MAP and national policies
     that support achieving universal health coverage.

     Photography Credit - The Global Fund / Jonas Gratzer

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           SLIP BACK?

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While remarkable progress has been made against              diagnosed and treated, and the treatment is much more        Key populations: HIV incidence, while declining overall,
HIV, TB and malaria, new threats have slowed                 expensive and prolonged, with lower success rates,           is relatively high and in some places on the rise among
progress and pushed us off the trajectory to reach           than for drug-sensitive TB. Drug-resistant TB represents     key and vulnerable populations, such as men who have
the Sustainable Development Goal target of ending            a potentially catastrophic risk to global health security,   sex with men, sex workers, prisoners, transgender
the epidemics by 2030. To protect and build on the           including to high income countries. Already, MDR-TB          and people who inject drugs. Facing significant human
extraordinary gains we have made thus far, we must           accounts for about for one-third of all deaths from          rights-related barriers to accessing health services,
successfully overcome the profound challenges arising        antimicrobial resistance.                                    including discrimination, criminalization and stigma,
from insecticide and drug resistance, entrenched                                                                          such communities are up to 28 times more likely to
                                                             Resistance to antiretroviral therapies: Combination
(and in some cases, worsening) gender inequalities                                                                        acquire HIV than the general population. If we do not
                                                             antiretroviral therapies have proved enormously
and human rights-related barriers to access to health                                                                     tackle these barriers, and thus fail to reduce infection
                                                             effective in treating HIV infections, saving millions of
services, and wavering political commitment and                                                                           rates among key populations, we will not succeed in
                                                             lives and enabling millions of HIV-positive people to
consequently funding.                                                                                                     ending the HIV epidemic, and risk a resurgence.
                                                             lead normal lives. Yet we are encountering increasing
                                                             resistance to such medicines: in sub-Saharan Africa, over    With TB, many of the same issues arise, with key
                                                             10 percent of people starting antiretroviral therapy have    populations and those in urban slums and the poorest
Increasing insecticide and drug resistance threaten          a strain of HIV resistant to some of the most widely used    rural communities particularly vulnerable to the disease.
to undermine the progress made in fighting all three         HIV drugs.                                                   With malaria, children and the rural poor, particularly
epidemics, and, like other forms of antimicrobial                                                                         those in isolated communities, are typically the most
resistance, pose a growing threat to global health           ENTRENCHED AND INCREASING INEQUALITIES                       vulnerable. Across all three diseases, conflict and
security. Antimicrobial resistance occurs when infectious                                                                 natural disasters exacerbate vulnerability. Migrants
                                                             Across all three diseases, inequalities in access to
organisms develop resistance to the drugs intended to                                                                     and refugees are especially vulnerable given often
                                                             health services exacerbate broader inequalities in living
treat them. As a result, treatments become ineffective                                                                    inadequate and crowded living conditions and lack of
                                                             conditions, food supply, economic empowerment,
and infections persist and can spread. Increased                                                                          access to health services.
                                                             education and security to make the poorest
global travel, migration and trade mean antimicrobial
                                                             communities and marginalized key populations the
resistance can spread more rapidly.
                                                             most vulnerable to the epidemics. While overall              INCREASED GLOBAL
                                                             infection and death rates have been falling in most
                                                             countries, we are not consistently delivering on the
                                                             SDG aspiration to “leave no one behind”. With HIV, for
                                                                                                                          TRAVEL, MIGRATION
Resistance to mosquito insecticides: Long-lasting,
                                                             example, we are seeing persistently high, and in some
                                                             places increasing, rates of infection amongst those
                                                                                                                          AND TRADE MEAN
insecticide-treated mosquito nets and indoor residual        disadvantaged by structural inequalities, including
spraying of houses and other buildings such as schools       discrimination, criminalization and stigma.                  ANTIMICROBIAL
have proved extraordinarily effective in preventing
malaria. Yet the mosquitoes that carry malaria
                                                             Adolescent girls and young women: Girls and young
                                                             women aged 15-24 years in sub-Saharan Africa are up          RESISTANCE
are developing resistance to the insecticides most
                                                             to eight times more likely to be HIV positive compared
commonly used to treat mosquito nets and for indoor
residual spraying.
                                                             to young men of the same age. Nearly 1,000 girls are         CAN SPREAD
                                                             infected with HIV every day. Root causes include deep
Resistance to artemisinin combination therapy
for malaria: Artemisinin-based drugs are the most
                                                             structural gender inequalities, including widespread
                                                             sexual violence, lack of economic opportunities, and
                                                                                                                          MORE RAPIDLY.
widely used and successful treatments for malaria.           educational disadvantages. Urgent action to reduce HIV
However, in the Mekong region, the malaria parasite is       transmission among adolescent girls and young women
showing increasing resistance to such drugs. This poses      is vital to end the epidemic. Given the demographic
a huge risk to the region and a potentially major setback    trends in sub-Saharan Africa, with the 15-24-year-old
for global health security. If the resistance seen in the    population expected to increase by 40 percent over the
Mekong were to spread to India or sub-Saharan Africa it      next decade, failure to act decisively could lead to a
could exact a huge toll in human lives.                      resurgence of HIV, with more new infections than at the
                                                             height of the epidemic in the early 2000s.
Drug-resistant TB: Drug-sensitive TB typically responds
well to treatment with relatively inexpensive antibiotics.
However, multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) is on the
rise, with nearly 600,000 people afflicted worldwide
in 2017. Only 25 percent of those suffering MDR-TB are

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WAVERING POLITICAL COMMITMENT AND                                         Domestic resource mobilization: National governments
INADEQUATE FUNDING                                                        have significantly increased investment of domestic         THE INVESTMENTS
                                                                          resources in health, including funding the fight
Wavering political commitment – and perhaps a degree
of complacency – has resulted in inadequate funding
                                                                          against AIDS, TB and malaria. Global Fund co-financing
                                                                          requirements have played a catalytic role, with
                                                                                                                                      THAT GENERATED SO
for the fight against the three diseases. International
development assistance for health has plateaued
                                                                          co-financing commitments for the 2018-2020 funding
                                                                          cycle up 41 percent compared to 2015-2017, which in
                                                                                                                                      MUCH PROGRESS
and domestic resource mobilization, while increasing                      turn was up 33 percent on the previous cycle6. However,
significantly, is still far below what is required to defeat              significant funding gaps remain across all three diseases   IN THE EARLY YEARS
the epidemics.                                                            and in many countries. It is important to note that
International assistance for health: International                        despite the positive increase in growth of domestic         OF THE 21ST CENTURY
development spending for health grew substantially                        resources for health, those resources are not generated
from 2000 through 2010, spurred by the Millennium
Development Goals and reflecting generous support
                                                                          equally across all countries; many low-income
                                                                          countries in particular continue to require international
                                                                                                                                      HAVE PLATEAUED.
for the Global Fund, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and                       assistance for health to supplement low levels of
the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. As a result,                     domestic resources. For example, overall levels of fiscal
these years saw dramatic declines in deaths and new                       mobilization remain inadequate in many countries,
infections from AIDS, TB, malaria and polio, as well as                   and most countries in Africa fail to meet the Abuja
significant progress against a host of other childhood                    Declaration target of dedicating 15 percent of public
killers. But the investments that generated so much                       spending to health. For a more detailed breakdown of
progress in the early years of the 21st century have                      domestic resource mobilization, please
plateaued. Development assistance for health grew                         see Annex 3.
by 11.4 percent per year from 2000-2010, but by only 1
percent per year between 2010 and 20165.

    Based on countries that accessed funding as of end July 2018.

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PROGRESS SLOWING AGAINST THE THREE EPIDEMICS                    KEY PRIORITIES INCLUDE:                                   However, with 1.8 million people newly infected with
                                                                Reinforcing prevention of HIV infection: We have          HIV in 2017, we need to act with urgency to reinforce and
Given these challenges, plus the underlying pressures
                                                                made significant progress toward the UNAIDS “90-90-       scale up primary prevention programs to reduce HIV
from demographic changes and broader factors such as
                                                                90” targets (Figure 2) through expanding testing and      incidence, with a particular focus on adolescent girls and
climate change, our rate of progress in fighting HIV, TB
                                                                treatment (Figure 4). Worldwide, we have moved from       young women, and key populations.
and malaria has slowed. We need to step up the fight
                                                                “67-73-78” in 2015 to “75-79-81” in 2017.
or risk slipping back, sliding further off the trajectory
required to end the epidemics by 2030.



                              35,000,000                                                                                                     36.9 MILLION
                                                                                                                                  PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV

                              25,000,000                                                                                                       21.7 MILLION

                                                                                                                                             RECEIVING ART

                                                                                                                                              17.5 MILLION
                              10,000,000                                                                                              VIRALLY SUPPRESSED
                                                                                                                                               1.8 MILLION
                               5,000,000                                                                                                   NEW INFECTIONS

                                           2007   2008   2009         2010        2011        2012       2013          2014       2015         2016         2017

      SOURCE: UNAIDS, 2018

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Accelerating progress on TB: Causing 1.3 million deaths      from TB have only been reduced by 25 percent since         they go untreated and unreported, and can continue
per year (excluding TB/HIV co-infections), TB is now         2000. With TB incidence rates falling even more slowly     to spread the disease to others (Figure 5). At the UN
the world’s leading killer among infectious diseases. In     – by approximately 2 percent per year – the world is not   High-Level Meeting on TB in September 2018, countries
countries where the Global Fund invests, while deaths        on track to end the epidemic. The fundamental problem      committed to closing this gap, but this will require
from AIDS have been cut in half since the peak in 2005       is that of the more than 10 million people who fall ill    increased resources, as will use of improved treatment
and malaria deaths by 45 percent since 2000, deaths          with TB every year, 36 percent are “missed” – meaning      for MDR-TB.



                                                                                      ESTIMATED NUMBER OF INCIDENT TB CASES: 10.4M

              8,000,000                                                                                                 MISSING TB: 3.6M

                                                                                         REPORTED NEW AND RELAPSE TB CASES: 6.4M


                            2006                 2008                  2010                 2012                2014                   2016              2018
               Source: WHO, Stop TB Partnership


                600,000                                                                            NUMBER OF INCIDENT CASES OF MDR/RR-TB: 0.56M


                                                                                                                         MISSING MDR-RR-TB: 0.42M


                 100,000                                                                           NUMBER ENROLLED ON MDR-TB TREATMENT: 0.14M
                            2012                      2013                     2014                     2015                    2016                     2017
               Source: WHO, Stop TB Partnership

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     Anastasia is 17 and she’s in the fight of her life. She has multidrug-
     resistant tuberculosis.
     TB is today’s most deadly infectious disease, and deaths from drug-
     resistant TB account for about one-third of all antimicrobial resistance
     deaths worldwide. And while certain groups are more vulnerable,
     Anastasia’s case demonstrates TB can strike anyone, anywhere. TB
     incidence in Anastasia’s home country of Belarus – and the rest of
     Europe – is relatively low, but Eastern Europe’s burden of multidrug-
     resistant TB is the highest in the world. In Belarus, nearly 38 percent of
     new TB cases are MDR. By comparison, the global average is just over 4
     percent. We are not on track to meet the goal of ending TB by 2030. But
     if we step up now, we can achieve a decisive change in trajectory. In the
     fight against TB, now is the moment.

     Photography Credit - The Global Fund / Vincent Becker

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                                                    BURKINA FASO
                         VENEZUELA                                                NIGERIA
                         (BOLIVARIAN REPUBLIC OF)                                                                ETHIOPIA
                                                                                                 DEMOCRATIC                  UGANDA
                                                                      GHANA                      REPUBLIC                    RWANDA
                                                                                                 OF THE CONGO                UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA                INDONESIA




         Countries with more than 300,000 malaria cases in 2017, and a reduction (scaled) or an increase (scaled) of more than 100,000 malaria cases between 2016 and 2017.
         Darker green indicates a larger reduction in cases; darker red indicates a larger increase of cases.
         Source: National Malaria Reports and WHO estimates

Reversing the resurgence of malaria in                                Despite tremendous progress, we face daunting
high-burden countries: While the global figures on                    challenges in the fight against the three diseases. HIV,                               DESPITE TREMENDOUS
deaths from malaria show continued progress, the                      TB and malaria are formidable adversaries. The set of
total number of malaria cases is now rising after 10
consecutive years of decline. In the highest burden
                                                                      interventions and level of investment that yielded great
                                                                      gains over the last decade will not suffice for the next
                                                                                                                                                             PROGRESS, WE FACE
countries – most of which are lower income countries
– we are not doing enough to break the parasite’s
                                                                      phase of the fight. If we do not step up – innovating,
                                                                      expanding and accelerating our efforts – we will slip
                                                                                                                                                             DAUNTING CHALLENGES
transmission cycle (Figure 6). Stagnant funding in                    back, risking a resurgence of infections and deaths, and
countries with rapid population growth has meant                      surrendering the gains we have made.                                                   IN THE FIGHT AGAINST
per capita funding for malaria prevention and care
has declined for the past several years, leading to
                                                                      We face a choice. We can step up the fight, using the
                                                                      battle against HIV, TB and malaria to turbocharge                                      THE THREE DISEASES.
gaps in vector control coverage and other preventive
                                                                      progress toward the SDG 3 objective of universal health
and treatment approaches. Increasing insecticide
                                                                      coverage; or we can allow complacency and wavering
resistance has exacerbated these trends. As recognized
                                                                      political commitment to let us slip back, allowing deaths
in the November 2018 launch of “High burden to high
                                                                      and infections to increase, and fragile health systems to
impact”7, a country-led response catalyzed by WHO
                                                                      be overwhelmed by the three epidemics.
and the RBM Partnership to End Malaria, we must act
now to get back on track toward malaria control and
elimination. Furthermore, the prospect of artemisinin
resistance spreading more widely underscores the need
for urgent action.


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19                       STEP UP THE FIGHT 2019

     The Ebola virus outbreak in neighboring Democratic Republic
     of Congo, the launch of the Global Health Security Agenda and
     the increasing threats posed by noncommunicable diseases
     and antimicrobial resistance highlight the critical role of disease
     surveillance and laboratory services in preparedness and
     response strategies.
     Affordable laboratory systems are not only critical to improving disease
     preparedness, but also to achieving universal health coverage by 2030
     as part of the Sustainable Development Goals.
     Global Fund investments have supported the improvement of integrated
     laboratory services in many countries, including Uganda.
     In 2011, the Ugandan Ministry of Health and partners designed a
     “hub-and-spoke” model. Hubs have been established throughout the
     country to service all health care facilities within a 40 km catchment
     area, combined with an integrated specimen transport network. The
     hubs have improved access to early infant diagnostic services and
     reduced transportation costs by 62 percent, and led to an impressive
     47 percent reduction in sample-to-result delivery time – from 49 days
     to 26 days. Integrated transport networks facilitate the rapid delivery
     of testing samples via motorbikes equipped with cooling boxes. Test
     results are shared via mobile networks, which has greatly improved the
     connectivity of primary health care centers with the laboratories.         GLOBAL FUND INVESTMENTS
     The hub-and-spoke model is now used for other diseases beyond HIV,
     TB and malaria, and hubs are able to test for many other notifiable
     diseases through the use of the same motorbike network. Global
                                                                                HAVE SUPPORTED THE
     Fund support allows Ugandan experts to provide technical assistance
     to other countries in Africa to strengthen their lab systems, including
                                                                                IMPROVEMENT OF INTEGRATED
     sample referral, and facilitating accreditation by relevant regulatory
     bodies. The model can pick up pandemic threats early, making it a vital    LABORATORY SERVICES
     advancement in global health security.
                                                                                IN MANY COUNTRIES,
     Photography Credit: The Global Fund / Jiro Ose
                                                                                INCLUDING UGANDA

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Getting back on track to end the epidemics and                Taking malaria as an example, key innovations in which         catalytic funding include schemes to keep adolescent
deliver the broader SDG 3 targets will require all the        the Global Fund is actively involved include:                  girls in school and to help equip young women to
actors involved, including multilateral and bilateral                                                                        be economically independent, sexuality education
                                                              • C atalyzing the development of next generation
partners, governments, civil society and the private                                                                         programs to build knowledge and understanding
                                                                 mosquito nets to counter insecticide resistance:
sector, to raise their game, accelerate innovation,                                                                          on how to stay safe, and HER Voice, which involves
                                                                 Working in partnership with Unitaid, and in
coordinate and collaborate more efficiently, and                                                                             private sector partners in supporting adolescent girls
                                                                 collaboration with PMI and BMGF, the Global Fund
execute programs more effectively.                                                                                           and young women in their own advocacy efforts.
                                                                 has committed US$33 million in catalytic funding
To stimulate more innovation, greater collaboration              to support pilots of next generation mosquito            • G roundbreaking work to identify and tackle
and advances in execution, the Global Fund designates            nets designed to protect against mosquitos                  human rights-related barriers to accessing health
a proportion of our funding – US$800 million in the              that have become resistant to current nets.                 services: Through the “Breaking Down Barriers”
2017-2019 cycle – as “catalytic funding,” creating specific                                                                  initiative, the Global Fund has been working with
                                                              • T esting and piloting a malaria vaccine: Working in
funding pools to advance strategic priorities. Working                                                                       partners to conduct baseline assessments of
                                                                 partnership with WHO, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance,
with partners, the Global Fund delivers catalytic                                                                            human rights-related barriers to accessing health
                                                                 and Unitaid, the Global Fund has committed US$15
funds in a variety of ways, including regional grants                                                                        services in 20 countries. These are then the basis for
                                                                 million in a separate catalytic fund to support the
to encourage cross-border collaboration to combat                                                                            multi-sector workshops to develop specific policy
                                                                 pilot introduction of RTS,S, a malaria vaccine.
drug-resistant malaria; matching funds to stimulate                                                                          recommendations and action plans for fully funding
investments in priority interventions, such as finding the    Looking forward, we need to ensure even more                   programs to comprehensively address the barriers.
“missing” people with TB; or funding the pilot of new         seamless collaboration between all the actors involved
                                                                                                                          • A dopting integrated, patient-centered
tools, such as next generation mosquito nets.                 in the biomedical innovation process, so that we fill
                                                                                                                             programming to build health system capacities:
                                                              gaps more quickly, anticipate and address resistance
                                                                                                                             The Global Fund and partners support countries
MORE INNOVATION                                               challenges, and continuously introduce more cost-
                                                                                                                             to adopt integrated, patient-centered models
                                                              effective and safer solutions. The Global Fund will play
We need more innovation in diagnostics, prevention,                                                                          that deliver services related to the three diseases
                                                              a critical role in this process. As a big – and sometimes
treatment and delivery models. Only through                                                                                  through integrated platforms. The four platforms
                                                              the biggest – purchaser of innovative products for HIV,
innovation can we counter the threat of resistance,                                                                          prioritized are antenatal/postnatal care; integrated
                                                              TB and malaria, the Global Fund can facilitate rapid
extend our reach to the poorest and most marginalized,                                                                       management of childhood illness at community
                                                              scale-up and integration into programming so people
enhance treatment outcomes for the most severe cases,                                                                        and facility level; adolescent health; and sexual
                                                              can benefit quickly.
and tackle the root causes of concentrated epidemics.                                                                        and reproductive health. For example, in close
Only through innovation can we stretch every resource         New approaches and program delivery models:                    partnership with the Liverpool School of Tropical
to maximize impact.                                           New clinical and prevention tools are vital. So, too, are      Medicine, the Global Fund supports countries to
                                                              new ways of reaching and working with individuals              deliver high quality prevention of mother-to-child
New diagnostics, drugs, and vector control
                                                              and communities to maximize impact and to ensure               transmission of HIV, early infant diagnosis, screening
mechanisms: Across all three diseases, we need
                                                              sustainability. The Global Fund partnership operates           children and pregnant women for TB, intermittent
further innovation in clinical and prevention tools,
                                                              on global, regional, national and community levels to          preventive treatment in pregnancy and other
both to enhance the efficacy of preventative efforts
                                                              leverage catalytic funds to incentivize and support such       malaria-in-pregnancy interventions through routine
and to improve treatment outcomes. More research
                                                              innovation. Examples include:                                  ANC/PNC platforms. Such approaches expand the
and development is required, but so too is accelerated
                                                                                                                             reach and quality of lifesaving services related
testing and rollout, so that people benefit more quickly.     • P roactive approaches to identifying “missing”
                                                                                                                             to the three diseases through a more holistic
While the Global Fund’s mandate does not extend to               people with TB: In the 2017-2019 period, the
                                                                                                                             patient-centered approach, while contributing
funding research and development directly, we work               Global Fund will deploy US$115 million through
                                                                                                                             to strengthening primary health care systems.
closely with partners such as Unitaid, WHO, Gavi, the            matching funds to encourage countries to
Vaccine Alliance, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan            adopt new approaches to find, diagnose
for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the President’s Malaria             and treat people with TB who have not been                ONLY THROUGH
Initiative (PMI), as well as the Bill & Melinda Gates            identified, including creative ways of engaging
Foundation (BMGF), plus private sector pharmaceutical
and medical tool manufacturers, to identify and
                                                                 private sector health providers, and focused
                                                                 initiatives, such as the Zero TB Cities Project.
                                                                                                                           INNOVATION CAN
prioritize needs, stimulate research and development,
support pilots and testing, adapt treatment guidelines,
                                                              • C reative interventions to empower adolescent             WE STRETCH EVERY
                                                                 girls and young women to protect themselves
and incorporate into programs.
                                                                 from HIV: Innovative approaches supported by the
                                                                 Global Fund through both country allocations and
                                                                                                                           RESOURCE TO
                                                                                                                           MAXIMIZE IMPACT.

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      WITH TB DURING 2018-2022
     The biggest challenges we must urgently address are drug-resistant
     TB and the 3.6 million “missing” people with TB – people who are
     undiagnosed, unreported and untreated each year, contributing
     to ongoing transmission.
     In 2018, the Global Fund, along with WHO and the Stop TB Partnership,
     launched an initiative called “Find. Treat. All.” This initiative hopes to find
     and treat 40 million people with TB during 2018-2022. This target was
     included in the UN High Level Meeting on TB in 2018.
     The Global Fund is also supporting several initiatives including investing
     US$125 million in 13 countries that account for 75 percent of missing
     people with TB globally to find an additional 1.5 million cases by the
     end of 2019.

     Photography Credit: The Global Fund / Yousuf Tushar

22                                                                                     STEP UP THE FIGHT 2019
• N ew ways of engaging communities in protecting                  New financing mechanisms to attract other resources          • I mplementing Debt2Health solutions: Debt2Health
   health: The Global Fund’s approach to systems for                and optimize incentives: To underpin innovations in             encourages domestic financing in health by
   health reflects the complex interactions between                 clinical and prevention tools and in program design and         converting debt repayments into lifesaving
   disease control programs, formal systems of                      delivery, we need innovative financing tools to attract         investments in health. Under individually negotiated
   primary health care and community mobilization.                  new sources of finance and use financial innovation to          debt swap agreements, a creditor nation foregoes
   The Global Fund supports a wide range of                         increase the efficiency of current resources – optimizing       repayment of a loan when the beneficiary
   community responses, including community health                  the appropriate use of different types of capital,              nation agrees to invest part or all of the freed-up
   care workers, home care, and peer education,                     improving incentives and sharing risks more effectively.        resources into a Global Fund-supported program.
   as well as community-based monitoring and                        Examples of the Global Fund’s current initiatives in this       To date, contributions made under Debt2Health
   feedback. The spectrum of community responses                    arena include:                                                  agreements total over US$120 million with the
   make it possible to reach people who would not                                                                                   support of Australia, Germany and Spain.
                                                                    • C atalyzing domestic resource mobilization through
   otherwise be reached by mainstream services.
                                                                       co-financing requirements: Global Fund grants             • F acilitating consumer-based fundraising
   For example, the Global Fund together with
                                                                       typically include an obligation on the recipient             initiatives: The Global Fund has benefited
   partners has been facilitating the expansion of
                                                                       government to commit additional domestic resources           enormously from the extraordinary success of (RED),
   community-based monitoring programs across
                                                                       equivalent to 15-30 percent of the allocated grant.          which since its inception has raised over US$600
   the portfolio, encouraging affected communities
                                                                       This mechanism has proved remarkably successful              million for the Global Fund’s fight against AIDS in
   to assess service availability and quality.
                                                                       in incentivizing increased domestic investment               Africa. (RED) continues to create new partnerships
• I nnovative ways to collect, analyze and                            in health, with co-financing commitments in the              with companies to raise funds from consumers
   use data: Mobile data collection can increase                       current cycle up 41 percent on the previous cycle8.          and build awareness, such as the launch of (RED)
   the efficiency, accuracy and timeliness of data                     Moreover, experience from the earlier cycle suggests         branded Durex condoms. In Asia, the Global Fund
   collected. Consolidating health surveillance,                       that over 80 percent of these obligations are met            has joined forces with the Asia Pacific Leaders
   supply chain, finance, weather and other data                       in full (with 96 percent of all countries meeting            Malaria Alliance and private sector partners to
   streams facilitates analysis, significantly improving               the minimum co-financing requirements).                      support M2030, a consumer-marketing initiative
   national decision making and the strategic use                                                                                   that will raise money from Asian consumers to
                                                                    • S timulating new sources of funding and innovation
   of health resources (see Case Study, page 24).                                                                                   support malaria elimination efforts in the region.
                                                                       at a national level: An example is the India Health
• C reatively engaging the private sector in                          Fund launched in August 2016 under the leadership         • I mplementing result-based financing mechanisms
   solving challenges around data, delivery and                        of Ratan Tata and the Tata Trusts in partnership             to optimize incentives: The Global Fund works
   sustainability: For example, Project Last Mile                      with the Global Fund to attract private sector               with partners to implement results-based
   is building better supply chain capabilities in 10                  finance into improving health across India.                  financing mechanisms that create appropriate
   countries, and IBM has helped Global Fund partners                                                                               performance incentives. For example, in 2015
                                                                    • D evising and supporting blended finance solutions:
   create a paperless patient support system reaching                                                                               Rwanda and the Global Fund launched a results-
                                                                       The Regional Malaria Elimination Initiative was
   over 1 million patients. The Global Fund also leverages                                                                          based financing approach called the National
                                                                       created in partnership with the Inter-American
   private sector expertise in the important areas of                                                                               Strategy Financing model, which enables Rwanda
                                                                       Development Bank, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
   data visibility and analytics, for example through                                                                               to evaluate performance against pre-defined
                                                                       (BMGF), Clinton Health Access Initiative and Pan
   in-country solutions to integrate data from multiple                                                                             targets and shift resources as priorities change.
                                                                       American Health Organization to secure a mix
   sources for improved data use and decision making.
                                                                       of grant and concessional credit funding for              To prioritize future initiatives in this vital arena
Looking forward, we need continued innovation in                       collaborative programs to eliminate malaria across        and to establish the management and governance
program design and delivery, particularly as we put                    Central America and the Dominican Republic. The           mechanisms for executing transactions efficiently,
even more emphasis on prevention, which requires                       Global Fund has also worked with the Lives and            the Global Fund approved “A Structured Approach For
greater engagement of individuals and communities,                     Livelihoods Fund, which, through a collaboration          Innovative Finance – Increasing Financial Innovation”9 in
and more cross-sectorial partnerships. One priority is                 between BMGF and the Islamic Development                  November 2018. This makes clear that innovative finance
to accelerate the transfer of best practices, so that good             Bank, offers countries an opportunity to access           mechanisms should not be seen as an alternative for
ideas pioneered in one country are rapidly                             concessionary funding for health and priority areas.      the Global Fund’s core activity of providing grants, but
adopted elsewhere.                                                                                                               as complementary mechanisms to ensure sustainability,
                                                                                                                                 enhance impact and attract other resources.

    Based on countries that accessed funding as of end July 2018.

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