Global Fund lessons for Sustainable Development Goals

07 April 2017 Vol 356, Issue 6333

Policy Forum
Global Fund lessons for Sustainable Development Goals
By Jeffrey D. Sachs, Guido Schmidt-Traub
Science07 Apr 2017 : 32-33 Restricted Access
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB), and Malaria (GF) was launched in 2001 in the context of the AIDS pandemic and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Thanks in large part to key design principles (DPs), the GF public-private partnership has played a major role in advancing public health science and in scaling up and strengthening evidence-based public health efforts in developing countries. As world leaders prepare to advance international development finance at the July 2017 Group of 20 (G20) Summit, we suggest the GF as a template for funding research, development, and scale-up of interventions in both health and non-health areas of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which replaced MDGs in 2016.