A Focus on Upper-Middle Income Countries

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria (Global Fund) is under mounting pressure to reduce the funding it provides to upper-middle-income countries while at the same time ensuring that the important program commitments it has made up to now are sustained and that no vulnerable persons are left behind even as the Global Fund recedes as a major donor. This is particularly an issue for key populations—those at heightened risk of infection but facing barriers to accessing lifesaving service because of political, cultural, and legal barriers—that have benefited from Global Fund-financed programs but risk losing that support if and when the Global Fund recedes or leaves.


Cathryn Streifel

Todd Summers