Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) expressed concerns about the Global Fund’s policies on allocation, co-financing, and transition.
In an open letter sent to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria (GFATM) on 16 November 2016, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) conveyed its concerns about the Global Fund’s policies on allocation, co-financing, and transition, as the GFATM Board and Secretariat prepare to roll out its next funding allocations to countries.
In the letter MSF urged the Global Fund to freeze the implementation of transition plans until a risk assessment has been conducted and a roadmap for scaling up access to optimal new diagnostics and treatments has been created.
“The Global Fund must avoid premature implementation of co-financing and transition policies that would damage services to vulnerable populations, procurement of affordable optimal tools, and scale-up plans where governments are either unwilling or unable to rapidly take over costs previously covered by the Global Fund. Accelerated transitions and hasty application of Global Fund policies may not only undermine progress, but even reverse the gains made.”
To read the full letter, click here.