The Global Fund’s bold, ambitious new Strategy: Fighting Pandemics and Building a Healthier and More Equitable World sets out how the Global Fund partnership aims to accelerate impact towards the 2030 horizon and contribute to a world free of the burden of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria with better, more equitable health for all, as set out in Sustainable Development Goal 3.
The Strategy’s primary goal is to end AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, with a particular focus on making catalytic investments and leveraging innovations to spur faster progress in reducing new infections, addressing structural barriers to improved HIV, tuberculosis and malaria outcomes and building equity, sustainability and lasting impact. The new Strategy puts people and communities at the center of all our work.
Achievement of the Strategy’s primary goal to end AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria is underpinned by four mutually reinforcing contributory objectives that leverage the core strengths and comparative advantages of the Global Fund’s unique partnership:
Each of these individual objectives is vital to accelerate impact against the three diseases. By supporting all four areas together the Global Fund will catalyze system- and society-wide impact that is greater than the sum of its parts.
The new Strategy responds directly to the dramatic changes in the global health context by introducing an evolving objective on pandemic preparedness and response (PPR), to bring the Global Fund partnership’s expertise and inclusive model to this new imperative. This PPR objective enables the Global Fund to play its part, alongside partners, in the global response to COVID-19; to strengthen the resilience of systems for health and HIV, tuberculosis and malaria programs to pandemic threats; to support countries and communities to prevent, detect and respond to new pathogens of pandemic potential; and to address the multifaceted threats to health arising from climate change.
The success of the Global Fund model is based on the principles of country ownership and partnership. Delivery of this Strategy will depend on each player in the Global Fund’s extraordinary partnership - implementer governments, communities, civil society, technical partners, development partners, the private sector, among others – playing their distinct and complementary part. The Partnership Enablers section in the new Strategy lays out explicit roles and accountabilities for every partner to ensure clarity and shared responsibility for our collective success, and highlights the strengthened collaboration needed to accelerate the pace of implementation.
A comprehensive and accountable monitoring and evaluation framework, including key performance indicators, is used to measure the success of the Global Fund partnership in achieving the Strategy’s primary goal and objectives. The Strategy’s success is also measured through achievement of the global partner plans and relevant Sustainable Development Goal 3 goals and targets.
The Global Fund Strategy (2017-2022): Investing to End Epidemics outlined our partnership’s bold agenda for 2017-2022 and was guided by the vision of a world free of the burden of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria with better health for all. The Strategy has four strategic objectives at its core: Maximize impact against HIV, tuberculosis and malaria, Build Resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health, Promote and Protect Human Rights and Gender Equality, and Mobilize Increased Resources.