TB33% Campaign aims to push the Global Fund to reform its inequitable model of resource distribution by disease and to ensure that TB response receives an adequate share of its funding, corresponding to the dire scale of the epidemic and its impact. The Campaign will achieve this by engaging people and communities affected by TB, civil society, technical partners, and donors to call on the Global Fund as the largest international financer of TB programs to review its Global Disease Split formula. The Campaign is calling for an increase in the Global Fund financing of the TB response to at least 33%, emphasizing the high mortality rates, high rates of people missing diagnosis and care, low uptake of new tools, the dramatic impact of COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions on the global TB response, as well as the limited international funding available. Without a considerable increase in international funding for TB, the world is doomed to fail miserably on its commitment to end TB by 2030.
It should be noted that the Campaign was acknowledged by the Stop TB Partnership Board:
33rd Board meeting, November 2020, Decision point 33-3 (Financing the TB Response):
- The Board recommends that the Secretariat works with partners during 2021 to increase resource investments for TB. The Board commends the three Civil Society Constituencies for drawing attention to the importance of ensuring evidence-driven and equitable approach to disease burden allocations through their launch of the TB33% Campaign. The Board requests the Secretariat to support partners in resource mobilization efforts to ensure the full spectrum of activities needed for a robust response to the TB epidemic, from research to implementation, including prevention.