Paying the price: Who is really affecting the Global Fund decision making processes?
19 March 2013: MEDIA RELEASE
GLOBAL FUND PROCESSES NEGLECT LGBT AND YOUTH
Johannesburg – Researchers today revealed that the Global Fund processes in place in South Africa and neighbouring countries discriminate against gay and lesbian people as well as youth.
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is an international financing institution dedicated to attracting and disbursing resources to prevent and treat HIV and AIDS, TB and malaria and is one of the world’s largest funders of HIV/TB and malaria, totalling 864 grants, worth US$21.9 billion.1 The distribution of this money, approximately half (over US$10 billion) has been granted to African governments, is decided by committees at national level called Country Coordinating Mechanisms (CCMs), and it is these committees that researchers at AIDS Accountability International think are neglecting the needs of youths and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.
Download the full report: Who is really affecting the Global Fund decision making processes? A Community Consultation Report, Gemma Oberth
Download the survey report: Who is really affecting the Global Fund decision making processes? A Quantitative Analysis of Country Coordinating Mechanisms (CCMs), Phillipa Tucker