Key Populations and the Global Fund: Delivering Key Results
These advocacy briefs by Global Fund Advocates Network (GFAN) and the Free Space Process, with support of ICSS and ICASO, examine the evidence around the vital role that key and vulnerable populations play in advancing results through Global Fund investments.
Investment in key and vulnerable populations is needed now more than ever. It is essential to meeting global commitments on HIV, TB, and malaria. We will not achieve the Global Fund Strategy or the SDGs without the scale-up of key population programs.
The Global Fund plays a unique role in investment for key and vulnerable populations. It supports countries to scale-up high quality interventions for key populations – those that are rights- and evidence-based, responding to globally agreed upon good practice and normative guidance.
Beyond its investments, the Global Fund has a crucial catalytic role – mobilizing domestic funding for key and vulnerable populations, supporting the transition to local ownership, and improving the legal and policy environment.
The Global Fund gives key and vulnerable populations a voice, providing unique opportunities to engage in national governance structures and all stages of the New Funding Model.
The Global Fund places key and vulnerable populations at the heart of its work – providing a ‘package’ of supportive strategies, policies, and processes.