Losing ground: How Global Fund shortages and PEPFAR cuts are jeopardising the fight against HIV and TB

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Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) calls on the stakeholders of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria—including its donors, Board of Directors, and Secretariat—to convene an emergency donor conference and to open a new early funding window to raise the necessary resources needed to ensure that the Fund is fully functioning and open for business in 2012. Countries simply cannot wait two years to access new funds to scale-up and improve lifesaving treatment programs. For its part, the United States must also ensure that funding for US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is preserved and that the commitments for scale-up of HIV treatment are met. European Commission and European Union member states must boost their financial support, and affected country governments must make all efforts to increase scale-up of HIV and TB services.

Issue brief also available in French: En chute libre (PDF)