Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) have shown their commitment to engage in the 7th replenishment of the Global Fund against HIV, TB and Malaria.
During a Civil Society Pre-Meeting in the lead-up to Preparatory meeting of the Global Fund’s Seventh Replenishment 2024-2026, hosted by Rwanda NGOs Forum on HIV/AIDS and Health Promotion in Kigali on February 18, 2022, health sector stakeholders had an opportunity to discuss what it will take to achieve the vision of a world free of HIV, TB, and Malaria.
The meeting was organized in collaboration with UNAIDS Country Office, CCM-Rwanda, GFAN Africa and the Global Fund, to share updates on the 7th Replenishment of the Global Fund to fight HIV, TB and Malaria.
During His Remarks, The chairperson of Rwanda NGOs Forum Muramira Bernard highlighted the role being played by Rwanda CSOs to Advocate for a successful 7th Replenishment of the Global Fund “with science, Funds and effective global collaboration that puts communities at the center, we can force even the deadliest diseases into retreat. Everyone deserves to live a healthy life and to access health services without any financial hardships. By working together and making effective health investments we can Leave No One Behind in the fight against HIV, TB and Malaria.” He added.
“With The Global Fund Support, Rwanda has registered tremendous success through our national programs including the remarkable progress made towards achieving HIV epidemic control,continued reductions in TB incidence and increases in treatment success rates” Stated the Representative from the Ministry of Health.
Since 2002, through contributing to resilient and sustainable systems for health, the Global Fund (GF) partnership has saved more than 44 million lives and reduced the annual death toll from HIV, TB and malaria by 46% in countries where the GF invests. The 7th replenishment will seek to mobilize a fund of at least $18 Billions to save 20 Millions Lives for the three years grant cycle 2024 to 2026.
The Global Fund plays a pivotal role in the fight against HIV, TB and Malaria. We strongly appreciate Rwanda and the Global Fund partnership towards saving lives of Rwandan communities. Donor governments and countries are called on to join efforts and increase their resources during this 7th replenishment so that millions of lives can continue to be saved,” Said Nooliet Kabanyana, the Executive Secretary of RNGOF on HIV/AIDS & HP.
In the words of Peter Sands, Executive Director of the Global Fund, “Governments and the private sector have key roles in global health, but civil society is the oil in the engine. An engaged civil society drives progress.”
No one is safe until everyone is safe, that’s why the GF encourages solidarity to leverage generosity of donors. No one should be left behind in the response to HIV, Malaria and TB,” Francoise Vanni, Director of External Relations and Communications at the Global Fund.
The 6th replenishment of the Global Fund mobilized $14.02bn that will save 16M lives and avert 234 million of new HIV, Malaria and Tuberculosis in 2021-2023.