For many years, the Alliance has fought to ensure adequate financing for health and HIV. With our Linking Organisations and partners, we have lobbied for an increase in donor funding, national spending and innovative financing.
In 2011, there was a paradigm shift in the way we talk about the HIV response. Thanks to new scientific and research breakthroughs it has become realistic to start talking about ending AIDS. With the right levels of investment in the approaches that have been proven to work we could achieve an HIV-free generation. Yet right when we need that investment, the global economic crisis has led to many donors flat lining or reducing aid. Now is not the time to give up and our message to the international community is ‘Don’t stop now, finish the job!’
We have a particular focus on the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria. In 2013 we worked to shape its new funding model and persuaded the UK and other donors to increase their Global Fund contributions. We continue to lobby to protect financing for middle-income countries, where most people living with HIV reside, and to ensure increased Global Fund support for programmes which address the needs and rights of key populations.