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Introduction of the Global Fund E-Forum 2015

The Global Fund is a 21st-century partnership, working closely with a wide diversity of partners –implementing governments, donors, civil society, international development organizations, the private sector and communities living with and affected by the diseases. We actively support country-owned approaches that develop and implement effective, evidence-based programs to accelerate the end of AIDS, TB and malaria as epidemics.

Against a rapidly shifting landscape in global health and development, the Global Fund’s approach to defining its strategic direction is firmly based on this principle of partnership through which all partners take part in decision-making.

In order to be best prepared for future challenges and opportunities, the Global Fund has started the process of developing its new 2017-2021 Strategy. This new Strategy is expected to be adopted by the Board of the Global Fund in spring 2016. It will guide our partnership’s work in a crucial moment in the fight against the three diseases.

The e-Forum is an integral part of this extensive consultation process. Borderless, open to all, and in multiple languages, it is uniquely positioned to engage all sectors of society in an inclusive and participatory way to collectively shape the future work of the Global Fund.

This year’s e-Forum will start on 20 April and run over a 10-week period. All stakeholders are invited to discuss the nine high-level strategic thematic areas of the Global Fund.

It is moderated simultaneously in four languages, English, French, Russian and Spanish.

The current “Global Fund Strategy 2012-2016: Investing for Impact” was also developed in close cooperation with our partners and a wide range of stakeholders. The Global Fund Strategy 2012-2016 has been guiding the partnership’s work and is the basis for delivering results: Programs supported by the Global Fund in countries and communities most in need, as of December 2014, have 7.3 million people on antiretroviral therapy for AIDS, have tested and treated 12.3 million people for TB, and have distributed 450 million insecticide-treated nets to protect families against malaria.

The e-Forum 2015 is your opportunity to help shape the strategy and ensure the Global Fund’s increasing impact for the three diseases and global health. Your contribution will help define our strategic framework to most effectively fight the three diseases.

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