The Global Fund to Fight Aids, Malaria and Tuberculosis is a multisectoral global institution developed to respond to the world's three most devastating infectious diseases. Established in 2002, through a series of initiatives by the G8 and United Nations, the Global Fund was created to be an independent organization to collect funds from a broad range of governmental and private sources and to act as a unified global response to help those most affected by the three diseases. Although there is considerable debate within global health governance as to the success of the Global Fund (in terms of fostering genuine participation and eliminating power asymmetries between G8 and non‐G8 countries, as well as its effectiveness in helping disease reduction), what continues to make the organization unique is its multisectoral decision‐making procedures. It remains one of the few global institutions where all decisions are derived from the formal participation of donor governments, receiving governments, private foundations, NGOs, and the private sector, as well as a representative for those suffering from the diseases.
http://www.theglobalfund.org/en/ Global Fund website.
Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — Politics.