Partnership Development and Resource Mobilization

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Goal:

The main goal of this program component is to strengthen the efforts of the Division of Prevention and Control of AIDS, TB and Malaria and its country offices through the formation of partnerships that lead to an increase in resources and help advance efforts to prevent and control HIV, TB and Malaria in Member States in Sub-Saharan Africa and help achieve the MDGs

Financial.

  • Mobilization of financial resources is imperative to meet the increased demands presented by Member States supported by AFRO.
  • The bulk of resources needed to majority will have to be mobilized from international development agencies, governments, foundations and the private sector.

In-kind.

  • Establishing networks to attain in kind contributions and expertise supplementing and complementing those of ATM are equally important.
  • Many of the challenges associated with weak health systems and infrastructures can be remedied through in-kind contributions, notably expertise e.g. in the form of secondment of staff or networks.
  • In-kind support or expertise is particularly valuable to address challenges associated with (a) shortage of appropriately trained and motivated health workers (b) poor commodity security and supply systems and (c) weak health operations, challenges that partners, notably the private sector, are ideally suited to assist with.

Coordination and support.

  • Promoting special rapport with Global Health Initiatives, such as the Global Fund to fight HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria (GFATM) and the US Government’s President’s Emergency Plan for HIV/AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is considered critical for ATM’s partnership development strategy
  • With experts centrally placed in every Member State and with strong relationships to the Ministries of Health throughout the AFRO region, ATM to take lead in coordinating support to GHIs, related UN-agencies contributions, and local non-governmental agencies (NGOs) and communities in order to alleviate existing gaps.