A letter was sent to the Minister of Health of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, H.E. Dr Amir Aman.

To get back on track for the fight against the three diseases we need to step up total funding to at least USD 83 billion for the next three-year cycle for 2020 – 2022, an increase of USD 17 billion where most of the increase will come from increased domestic funding.

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 2020 – 2022 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 its Sustainability, Transition and Co-Financing Policy aims to support countries as they move towards 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.