From Namibia to Ecuador, Senegal and Jamaica, partners in the global effort to defeat AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria are busy this month holding consultations at regional meetings about the new funding model that is now being fully implemented by the Global Fund. The meetings are inclusive, stressing the need to deepen partnerships to achieve the most effective impact.
Dialogue in Dakar
At the regional meeting in Dakar, Senegal, more than 250 participants from 20 countries in Western and Central Africa put special focus on how issues of gender, maternal and child health and respect for human rights should be fully integrated into the new funding model, including the development of a concept note to apply for funding. The words “partnership” and “dialogue” were frequently used.