Intercountry consultation on the sustainability of tuberculosis, HIV and malaria programs in the Eastern Mediterranean Region and the transition to national funding – Global
5 June 2022 – Countries in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region receiving resources from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria must begin to address the sustainability of their national HIV, tuberculosis and malaria strategies and programmes. tuberculosis and malaria, regardless of their economic capacity or disease burden.
To facilitate this, WHO is developing a document to help countries in the Region strengthen the sustainability of their HIV, TB and malaria services and, when ready, prepare for the transition from Global Fund support. The document provides a menu of actions, under different components of the health system, that countries can adopt depending on their context.
In order to raise awareness on the issue and present the draft document, the WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean organized an intercountry consultation on 1 and 2 June in Cairo, Egypt, which was attended by participants from Djibouti, from Egypt, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Lebanon, Morocco, Pakistan, Sudan and Tunisia, as well as staff from WHO and partners, including the Global Fund , IOM and UNAIDS.
Discussions during the consultation focused on ensuring the validity and feasibility of the proposed menus of actions and ensuring that the document adequately reflects the needs and challenges of countries in the Region.