The Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria has implemented its strategy to finally eradicate these three diseases. This strategy is planned to be applied until 2021. In this context, in June 2015 a virtual survey was conducted to the civil society in Latin America, which consisted of 10 questions that departed from the feedback provided by civil society in the Partnership Forum carried out in April this year.
People from all over Latin America participated in the survey with the exception of Chile, Cuba and Uruguay. Attended by leaders and representatives of organizations of people with HIV, trans women, and sex workers, among many others.
From the results of the survey the following recommendations were consolidated, which will be sent to the Secretariat of the Global Fund:
- About women, girls and gender equality: It is important that the Global Fund makes any investment and coordination for the promotion of sexual and reproductive health. The need to involve trans people and support their visibility is also highlighted.
- About the transition of the Global Fund
The Global Fund should consider that some of our Governments are not able to even finance the work with key populations and to support civil society, once removed from the countries.
- About the response of Civil Society
The survey participants were clear in stating that the Governments will not invest domestic resources on strengthening of health systems, an important point that the Global Fund should take into account in the future.
- About the funding model
81% of respondents agreed with the need for better communication and information and the consistency of messages in national dialogues and 80% agreed with the need to improve technical assistance.
- About Human Rights
84% of respondents agreed with that, in the future, the Global Fund increases its investments in Human Rights organizations and programs, especially those of key populations.
Among other recommendations, the participants noted that the Global Fund must, with urgency, analyze its approach against combination prevention strategies; engage in a dialogue with national stakeholders in removing legal barriers; in the promotion and protection of Human Rights and the reduction of gender-based violence towards key populations.
These are just some recommendations from the heart of the region that we hope that the Global Fund takes into account for a better implementation of its strategy.