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Why every dollar counts for global health

15 October 2015

Every dollar in the 2016 replenishment will count for the Global Fund's effort in accomplishing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) says Debora Derrick from Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria


At the 70th United Nations Assembly, 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be announced, which aims to create a blueprint for a world in 2030 that has eradicated poverty in all its forms, and has ended hunger and food insecurity. In order to further accelerate the global health impacts we have seen under the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), SDG 3 and its sub-goals were set up to promote healthy lives for everyone across the globe and at all ages.

Achieving SDG 3.3, which calls for entirely ending the epidemics of HIV/AIDs, Tuberculosis, Malaria and other deadly infectious diseases by 2030, is especially important as it would have spillover effects on strengthening health systems and improving maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH). It will also have impacts beyond the scope of health care, such as in poverty elimination.

To accomplish the SDGs will require a broad spectrum of worthy achievements, but many of those achievements will prove elusive unless they can be carried out by healthy populations. It will therefore be more important than ever to focus on collaborative efforts of international donors such as the Global Fund, in partnership with government, civil society, private sector and other health stakeholders, and to call attention and resources to global health amid so many priorities. Especially with an eye toward continued success under the SDGs, the Global Fund's upcoming replenishment in 2016 will be crucial. Every dollar in the replenishment will count in the Global Fund's efforts to create a healthy environment, which in turn will serve as a building block for so many other improvements to our society.


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