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