The members of the Caritas Internationalis Task Force on The Global Fund and representatives of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria will meet 11-13 December. The meeting in Geneva is to deepen their partnership in combating diseases among the world’s poorest communities.
The meeting will also allow taskforce members to reinforce their capacity to manage Global Fund grants and follow up on previous initiatives, such as the completion of the fund’s capacity self-assessment by several countries. It will also provide members with the opportunity to share experiences related to Global Fund grants and opportunities.
A faith-based response to health challenges
Overall, the gathering will underscore the benefits of partnership between the fund and the faith-based community, which has played a critical role in responding to health challenges globally.
In conjunction with the meeting of the Task Force, the two organisations will sign a Letter Of Intent. The document will be signed by Michel Roy, Secretary General of Caritas Internationalis, and Françoise Vanni, Head of External Relations, The Global Fund, on 12 December.
As a partnership between governments, civil society, the private sector and people affected by diseases, the Global Fund mobilizes and invests nearly US$4 billion annually to support programmes on HIV, TB and Malaria. These programmes are run by local experts in more than 140 countries and support the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the United Nations.
Under the framework of this Letter of Intent, the Global Fund and Caritas will explore a partnership to potentially develop joint initiatives in support of the fight against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.
Those initiatives would include joint advocacy to policy makers and key stakeholders; the sharing of good practices and lessons learnt; collaborative fundraising efforts; and joint efforts to build or strengthen the capacity of Caritas national member organisations in HIV, TB and/or Malaria response.
For further information, contact Mr. Stefano Nobile, CI Focal Point for Health and HIV, at firstname.lastname@example.org