PMNCH joins the Global Fund “Partners Constituency”

27 APRIL 2016 | GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

Today, the Global Fund Board has approved a request from the Partnership (“PMNCH”) to be represented on its Board through the Partners Constituency. The inclusion of the Partnership in this constituency is in recognition of the link between the 2017-2022 Global Fund Strategy which stresses the importance of women and girls; and the Partnership’s work to ensure women’s, children’s and adolescents’ wellbeing through the fight against AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis. Moreover, the 2017-2022 Strategy also places a strong emphasis on human rights, in addition to women and girls as the three diseases usually disproportionally impact these populations. This is also closely aligned with the Partnership’s work in support of the updated Global Strategy to reach such populations, everywhere.

The Partnership has committed to work through the Partners Constituency to advocate for action on the three diseases that will enable women, children and adolescents to survive, thrive and transform the world. PMNCH further commits to participate actively in the coordination and consensus-based decision-making of the Constituency and represent the agreed positions. The Partnership will actively engage and participate in the Constituency’s deliberations and development of input on Global Fund matters and as an official member of the Partners Constituency, the Partnership may also be nominated to represent the Constituency in one of the Standing Committees of the Global Fund Board. Moreover, by following the internal working and procedural modalities agreed within those organizations forming the Partners Constituency, the Partnership may also be requested to hold one of the three official governance roles, namely Board Member, Alternate Board Member and Communications Focal Point representing the Constituency and engaging directly with the Global Fund Board.

Members of the Partnership are already engaged in providing guidance and technical assistance to the Global Fund recipients and play a central role in advocacy and engaging communities as well as a broad range of other efforts that have a direct relationship on the Global Fund grant implementation, including through central role of the Partnership with the Global Financing Facility.

The Partnership Board discussed and supported the organization’s request to join the Partners Constituency in recognition of the Global Fund’s substantial impact on the shared vision of realizing a world in which every woman, child and adolescent in every setting realize their rights to physical and mental health and wellbeing, in particular through fighting the three devastating diseases AIDS, TB and Malaria which impact the lives of women, children and adolescents.