6th Global Fund Replenishment Conference – Step up the Fight
On 16 September, the French Embassy in Ethiopia and to the Africa Union hosted an advocacy event ahead of the 6th Global Fund Replenishment Conference (Lyon, 9-10 October 2019).
Participants, including Dr. Lia Tadesse, State Minister, Federal Ministry of Health, Ambassador Frédéric Bontems, Dr. Djoudalbaye Benjamin from the African Union Commission, representatives of the Global Fund and representatives of Ethiopian civil society organizations, called for an increase in contributions to the Global Fund in order to accelerate the fight against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.
They committed to work together towards the achievement of Global Fund goals, including through improved domestic resource mobilization and more involvement from civil society organizations.
A visit of Addis Ababa St. Peter’s Specialized Hospital TB department, that highlighted the results achieved thanks to Global Fund support, and a workshop with civil society organizations in the health sector, were also organized on the same day.