A letter was sent to the Minister of Health and Public Hygiene, H.E Dr Eugène Aouélé Aka.
For the Fifth Replenishment of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) in 2016, Republic of Côte d’Ivoire pledged USD2,026,478 to the Global Fund for the 2017 – 2019 allocation cycle becoming one of the few implementing countries from the African Region which is also contributing to the fight against the three diseases through the Global Fund.
The Global Fund’s Investment Case for the Sixth Replenishment projects that domestic funding for programmes to fight HIV, TB and malaria over the period 2021-2023 will grow to USD 46 billion, an increase of 48 percent over the current cycle. As such, it is crucial that national governments take proactive steps towards sustainably increasing domestic resources for health and towards the three diseases. This also means taking concrete steps towards fulling the commitment of the Abuja declaration on allocating at least 15% of the annual national budget to improve the health sector. Encouraging and stimulating domestic investments in health is an essential component of the Global Fund’s move towards sustainable health programmes in all the countries where the partnership invests and it’s Sustainability, Transition and Co-Financing Policy aims to support countries as they move towards fully domestically funded systems for health and responses to HIV, TB and malaria through providing tools to engage new partners and funding sources within the country with a goal of creating broader opportunities for fundraising.