New commentary: How can the Global Fund ensure that malaria eliminating countries receive an appropriate level of investment?

The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria has been the largest financial supporter of malaria since 2002. In 2011, the Global Fund transitioned to a new funding model, which prioritizes grants to higher burden, lower income countries. In recent years, the Global Fund’s allocation formula has raised concerns that some low endemic countries would experience a funding gap in their malaria programs. Although most national governments in eliminating countries provide nearly 80% of funding for malaria efforts, the Global Fund’s investments often fill a critical gap in providing access to care to high-risk populations – otherwise not supported through domestic efforts.

Notwithstanding its focus on high burden countries, the Global Fund has an opportunity to work with partners in achieving global malaria elimination targets. To learn more about this opportunity and to better understand what it will take to achieve progress towards a world free of malaria, read this commentary from the MEI’s Rima Shretta and Erika Larson – out today in AIDSPAN’s Global Fund Observer.