Country Focus

Global Health Initiatives

Global Health Initiatives (GHIs), such as The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund), the GAVI Alliance (GAVI), Roll Back Malaria and the Stop TB Partnership, are an emerging global trend in health. They are usually partnerships that have been established to raise additional resources, typically targeting specific diseases, and to help countries achieve the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

CSU assists country offices with coordinating the various partners and technical inputs required for country-level GHI work, and also collaborates with GHIs at regional and headquarter levels, coordinating and participating in partner discussions.

WHO collaboration with GHIs

CSU and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

The Global Fund was established to raise and disburse funds for AIDS, TB and malaria. As a major international financing instrument, the Global Fund channels 82% of all funding for TB, 50% for malaria and 21% for AIDS. Read more about the Country Support Unit's (CSU) Global Fund-related work.

CSU and the Post-2015 Health Agenda

In 2013, a Global Thematic Consultation on Health will be held to discuss progress towards the MDGs and post-2015 goals. The responsible Task Team is co-led by WHO and UNICEF, in collaboration with the Governments of Botswana and Sweden, and supported by a secretariat and UN interagency group (OHCHR, UNAIDS, UNDESA, UNDP, UNFPA).

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