The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria's investments in harm reduction through the rounds-based funding model (2002-2014)

Bridge, Jamie, Hunter, Benjamin M, Albers, Eliot, Cook, Catherine, Guarinieri, Mauro, Lazarus, Jeffrey V, MacAllister, Jack, McLean, Susie and Wolfe, Daniel (2016) The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria's investments in harm reduction through the rounds-based funding model (2002-2014). International Journal of Drug Policy, 27. pp. 132-137. ISSN 0955-3959

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Abstract

Background: Harm reduction is an evidence-based, effective response to HIV transmission and other harms faced by people who inject drugs, and is explicitly supported by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. In spite of this, people who inject drugs continue to have poor and inequitable access to these services and face widespread stigma and discrimination. In 2013, the Global Fund launched a new funding model-signalling the end of the previous rounds-based model that had operated since its founding in 2002. This study updates previous analyses to assess Global Fund investments in harm reduction interventions for the duration of the rounds-based model, from 2002 to 2014. Methods: Global Fund HIV and TB/HIV grant documents from 2002 to 2014 were reviewed to identify grants that contained activities for people who inject drugs. Data were collected from detailed grant budgets, and relevant budget lines were recorded and analysed to determine the resources allocated to different interventions that were specifically targeted at people who inject drugs. Results: 151 grants for 58 countries, plus one regional proposal, contained activities targeting people who inject drugs-for a total investment of US 620. million. Two-thirds of this budgeted amount was for interventions in the

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > International Development
Depositing User: Benjamin Hunter
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2019 14:46
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2019 15:00
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/86069

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