A letter was sent to the Minster of Health of the Republic of Namibia, H.E Dr Kalumbi Shangula.
For the Fifth Replenishment of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) in 2016, Republic of Namibia pledged USD 1,500,000 to the Global Fund for the 2017 – 2019 allocation cycle. Since 2010 Namibia has contributed USD 3,250,000 to the Global Fund 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 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.