The #MeetTheTarget campaign is a revamped campaign that was developed by GFAN Africa and Civil Society for Malaria Elimination (CS4ME) in 2020 for the Seventh Replenishment of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria (Global Fund). Now, #MeetTheTarget is a joint collaboration between GFAN Africa and GFAN Asia-Pacific (GFAN AP) focused on meeting the 2030 Sustainable Development Targets (SDGs) for health, especially for HIV, TB and malaria; mobilising sustainable domestic resources for health, especially for the three diseases; as well as to meet the target for the Seventh Replenishment of the Global Fund. Despite the Global Fund raising US$15.7 billion for the Seventh Replenishment, a historical figure raised by a health financing multilateral institution – the Global Fund partnership still needs to close the gap of US$2.3 billion to meet the target of at least US$18 billion.

The US$2.3 billion gap will impact the trajectory of the Global Fund in terms of achieving its vision of a world free of the burden of AIDS, TB and malaria with better, equitable health; as well as its bold, ambitious new Strategy: Fighting Pandemics and Building a Healthier and More Equitable World which sets out how the Global Fund partnership aims to accelerate impact towards the 2030 horizon. The US$2.3 billion gap will cost new HIV, TB and malaria infections and lead to preventable deaths due to AIDS, TB and malaria. This gap would also affect the projected scale-up of domestic investments of up to US$59 billion. We simply can not let this happen and reverse the gains we have collectively achieved for the past two decades.

Thus the revamped #MeetTheTarget campaign has the following objectives;

  1. Continue the momentum to mobilise resources for the Seventh Replenishment of the Global Fund to meet its target of at least US$18 billion.
  2. Encourage and advocate governments of implementing countries to increase DRM for health and for sustainable health responses including HIV, TB and malaria programmes and interventions in line with #TheUHCThatWeNeed to leave no one behind.
  3. Monitor and Advocate for Global Fund implementing countries to meet SDG 3 – Health and Wellbeing for all.

 

Key Themes: 

Achieving Universal Health Coverage
co-financing commitments
Resilient and sustainable systems for health
Engaging Private Sector
Universal Health Coverage Day 2023

Universal Health Coverage Day 2023

In September 2023, world leaders gathered to endorse the second United Nations (UN) Political Declaration on Universal Health Coverage (UHC), titled “Universal Health Coverage: Expanding Our Ambition for Health and Well-Being in a Post-COVID World.” The inaugural UN Political Declaration on UHC, charted in September 2019, set the trajectory for the global community to attain UHC by 2030 and to leave no one behind which is reinforced in 2023.

Calling for community-led HIV responses – #LetCommunitiesLead

Calling for community-led HIV responses – #LetCommunitiesLead

In 2022, despite progress, AIDS claimed a life every minute, totalling 630,000 deaths from AIDS-related causes. Out of 39 million people living with HIV globally, 29.8 million receive life-saving treatment. Concerningly, 9.2 million are not receiving treatment, and 2.1 million are not virally suppressed. Unacceptably, treatment coverage for children and adolescents is low, with 660,000 children (43% of the 1.5 million) living with HIV not receiving treatment. In 2022, 23% of new infections occurred in the Asia-Pacific region, where HIV numbers are rising significantly in some countries.

Calling for integrated HIV, TB and Malaria programmes inclusive of Mental Health care services

Calling for integrated HIV, TB and Malaria programmes inclusive of Mental Health care services

Led by GFAN AP and supported by Keshav Suri Foundation, Revival Disability India, communities living with, affected by and/or vulnerable to HIV, TB and malaria come together to remind leaders that key and vulnerable populations affected by and/or living with HIV, TB and malaria are at a peculiar position when it comes to mental health due to the stigma, discrimination, lack of psychosocial support, financial burdens, criminalisation, side effects, ageing, etc. We can not truly fight HIV, TB and malaria without adequate mental health support.

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