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The Global Fund Must Not Turn Its Back on Venezuela

The Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+) wishes to express our grave concern and profound disappointment with the Global Fund’s recent decision to reject a humanitarian plea for financial and technical support made by the Venezuelan Network of Positive People (RGV+) on behalf of the thousands of HIV+ people who are suffering through a devastating food and health services crisis in Venezuela.

An Equitable Access Initiative report presents alternatives to the use of income level classification in decisions on eligibility and resource prioritization

David Garmaise Global Fund Observer

Multi-criteria framework recommended

From the perspective of the Global Fund, the main takeaway from the final report of the Equitable Access Initiative (EAI) is that decisions on eligibility and prioritization of resources should be based on more than just income level and disease burden.