Case Study: Making the Global Fund work for young people


The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (the Global Fund) is the principal financing institution for the support of low and middle-income countries in the HIV response. The Global Fund’s strategy (2012–2016) does not sufficiently emphasise the growing HIV epidemic among young people and adolescents, especially young women, in many parts of the world, nor does it prioritise sexual and reproductive health and rights.

The Link Up global policy partners (the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ATHENA Network (ATHENA) and Stop AIDS Now!) have a long history of engaging with the Global Fund. This Link Up case study explores advocacy at national, regional and global levels and focuses on three national initiatives in Burundi, Myanmar and Uganda.