20 years after its creation in 2002, the Global Fund partnership has saved over 44 million lives – nearly halving the number of deaths caused by AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. However, with less than 10 years until the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 deadline, the world is off track to reach the global targets for HIV, TB and malaria, with the COVID-19 pandemic threating to set back progress by decades.
At the same time, the world’s attention is now focused on health and the importance of protecting our societies from infectious disease threats. COVID-19 has galvanized public awareness on global health security in a way that builds enormous public support for investing in health.
It is in this context that the Global Fund is developing a bold, agile and collaborative next Strategy, which will commence in 2023 and whose impact will be measured through 2030. The next Strategy will need to set out how the Global Fund aims to contribute to the achievement of the ambitious 2030 goals for HIV, TB, malaria, and health more broadly, as set out in Sustainable Development Goal 3.
The next Global Fund Strategy is being developed through a highly consultative process, guided by the Global Fund Strategy Committee and Board, and by input and evidence provided by Global Fund Partners, including through the Open Consultation on Strategy Development, and the 6th Partnership Forums.
The Strategy Framework, approved by the Global Fund Board in July 2021, outlines the primary goal and objectives of the next Global Fund Strategy, as well as the partnership enablers that will support the delivery of the Strategy through the inclusive Global Fund partnership model. The Strategy Framework will guide the development of the Strategy Narrative, which will describe in more detail the areas of work to be taken forward in the next Strategy period to accelerate impact towards the 2030 horizon.
The inputs received throughout the Strategy development process are being used by the Global Fund Secretariat, Strategy Committee and Board to develop the post-2022 Global Fund Strategy Framework and Narrative. The Strategy’s final approval by the Board is expected in November 2021. Following the Strategy’s approval, preparations will be made for implementation, including the development of the Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Framework and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to measure the performance of the next Strategy, updated policies and preparation for the next cycle of grants. It will also kick off preparations for the 7th Replenishment in 2022.
For more information or any questions please contact the Strategy development team at the Global Fund Secretariat at .
From 2 February to 15 March 2021, approximately 350 representatives from across the Global Fund partnership came together for the 6th Partnership Forums to review input, evidence, and guidance received on strategy development and to help identify areas of future focus for the next Global Fund Strategy. Four summary reports are available that capture the key points and recommendations for the next Global Fund Strategy brought forward through the 6th Partnership Forums.
The Open Consultation on Strategy development served as an avenue for critical input into the Strategy development process. The Open Consultation received over 325 submissions representing >5,500 individuals from across the Global Fund partnership in the period from May 2020 until 1 January 2021. Refer to the final synthesis of the Open Consultation [ download in English | Français ] for more detail.
Many resources are available to help you meaningfully contribute to the next Global Fund Strategy. We encourage you to review materials in our Global Fund and Partner Resources section.