In Partnership with the Global Fund
The Stop TB Partnership invests significant parts of its efforts to work with the largest international donor for TB. The Global Fund to fight Aids, TB and Malaria provides almost 80% of the external funding for TB globally.
The Stop TB Partnership works with The Global Fund to ensure efficiency in investments to fight TB in countries and programmes and to bring the voice of TB communities at the core of the process.
According to estimates, TB accounts for more than half the estimated 8.7m lives saved by the Global Fund ever since its launch in 2002. In 2013, the Global Fund reported that 11.2 million people were treated for TB. Supporting the Global Fund therefore means supporting the main force for defeating the TB pandemic.
- Stop TB Partnership represents the Partners Constituency at the Global Fund Board. The Fund’s Board includes representatives of affected communities, non-governmental organizations, private sector, donor and recipient governments.
- The Partnership is an active member of the Strategic Investment and Impact Committee, the Grant Approval Committee, the TB & HIV working group, Communities Rights and Gender Advisory Groups and the Joint Civil Society Action Plan.
- It provides technical support to the process of developing stronger concept notes and country dialogues to increase the chances of getting funded.
- As a key and active partner in the ‘TB Situation Room’, which has been designed to increase disbursements of allocated funds - the Partnership addresses bottlenecks in funding, implementation of grants and works towards improving proposals national strategic plans and concept note development.
- The Partnership is a catalyst, and has formed a platform called ‘Core Group’ through which the Partnership coordinates information and advocacy efforts on the Global Fund between a key group of partners in TB and public health.