Offline: Can the Global Fund survive?

The Lancet
Jul 07, 2018 Volume 392 Number 10141 p1-94

Offline: Can the Global Fund survive?
Richard Horton
Published: 07 July 2018  [Initial text]
France will host the Sixth Replenishment Conference for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in 2019. The result may make or break the Global Fund. Although the date of the conference is not formally confirmed, it is likely to be sometime between June, when France will host the G7, and September (the UN General Assembly in New York). With a pre-replenishment conference expected around January, the investment case for donors needs to be ready by the end of 2018. And, with a crucial Global Fund Board meeting in November, there are only 4 months left to decide the broad outlines of that case. This terrifyingly narrow time window matters because the Fund remains uncertain about its argument for replenishment. Uncertainty before one of the most important moments in the Fund’s history is not a good place to be….