MEDIA ADVISORY & INVITATION
Africa Position on Global Fund NextGen Market Shaping Strategy and Local Manufacturing
PRETORIA, 22 February 2023 – The African Constituency Bureau (ACB) for the Global Fund, in collaboration with African Union Development Agency-NEPAD (AUDA-NEPAD), UNAIDS, and the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC), will host a meeting on the Africa position on Global Fund NextGen Market Shaping Strategy and Local Manufacturing in Johannesburg from 23rd to 24th February 2023.
With funding support by GIZ BACKUP Health and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), the meeting aims at developing a roadmap for advocacy and political engagement, drafting a position statement for Africa and its implications for NextGen Market Shaping, and providing inputs to guide the next market shaping strategy’s implementation among other objectives.
The Global Fund currently accounts for over 10% of the global spending in procuring pharmaceutical and other health products and at least 30% in Africa. About 65% of its over USD$30 Billion in grants distributed to more than 130 countries since its inception have been dedicated to procurement and supply management. Africa’s imports of medical products and commodities consumed in Africa account for over 70% and are worth around USD$14 billion annually. In the Global Fund’s current funding cycle (i.e., 2022-2025), Africa received commodities valued at USD$6.9 billion, mostly imported from abroad through Global Fund support.
Africa remains arguably the Global Fund suppliers’ most significant market. Yet, of the entire value chain from growth to production and beyond the last mile distribution, African suppliers in the continent lead only in distribution, which constitutes a mere 2% of the entire Procurement and Supply Chain Management budget.
Media is invited to cover the high-level meeting as follows:
Date: 23 to 24 February 2023
Venue: Garden Court Hotel OR Tambo
For Media Queries and RSVP:
- ACB: Ms. Fassika Alemayehu firstname.lastname@example.org
- ACB: Mr. Aaron Mulaki email@example.com
- SANAC: Mr. Nelson Dlamini firstname.lastname@example.org / 078 731 0313
About The African Constituency Bureau
Established by a resolution of African Health ministers in 2012 and became operational in 2017 with an office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It brings together the two African Constituencies the Global Fund (GF) to fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria i.e., West and Central Africa (WCA) and East and Southern Africa (ESA). The ACB facilitates effective engagement, representation, and participation of the two constituencies in Global Fund policy discourses as well as enhancing their capacity to shape Global Fund policies and processes.