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Alliance and RESULTS UK respond to IDC inquiry on Zambia

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FEB
2012

Children in Zambia (c) the Alliance

In response to the UK’s International Development Select Committee Inquiry on Zambia, the Alliance and RESULTS UK submitted joint evidence on the impact that Tuberculosis (TB) and AIDS continues to have on Zambia’s efforts to reach the MDGs.

Following the cancellation of Round 11 by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, a body of evidence has been compiled for the Inquiry which shows how new funding constraints are likely to have a significant effect on the ability of the UK and Zambian Governments to fulfil their commitments on TB, HIV and malaria.

The submission built upon the Zambia country impact study which featured in the Alliance policy report Don’t Stop Now: How underfunding the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria impacts on the HIV response.  The evidence was compiled by the Alliance international secretariat and RESULTS UK, in close collaboration with Alliance Zambia and Community Initiative for TB, AIDS and Malaria (CITAM+), Zambia.

It describes how a lack of funding and increasing demands on scarce resources puts Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) who are central to the disease response, at risk of closure; leading to thousands of people not being able to access essential life saving treatment and basic support services. It suggests that strategies to address barriers to health care, particularly for women and most at risk populations will also be threatened.

The submission urges the Zambian Government, multilateral and bilateral donors (including DFID) and CSOs to urgently work together to ensure that funding is made available to meet the needs of affected populations.

Related links

To follow the Inquiry, click here

To read more about the work of Alliance Zambia click here

To download the Don’t Stop Now report click here

To visit the RESULTS UK website

    Funding constraints are likely to have a significant effect on commitments on TB, HIV and malaria