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Innovative Partnerships, Steady Donor Aid Can Accelerate Path To UHC, End Epidemics

Devex: Opinion: Innovative partnerships to end epidemics and pave the way to UHC
Marijke Wijnroks, interim executive director of the Global Fund, and Jonathan Klein, co-founder and chair of Getty Images, Inc. and chair of the Board of Friends of the Global Fight

“…[T]here is still work to be done to end [the HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria] epidemics, and more funding and collaboration across many countries and sectors is needed. … Below are five successful strategies to explore innovative partnerships and financing to see significant gains in both health and health coverage by 2030. 1. Collaboration is flourishing and must be advanced to save more lives. … 2. Encouraging increased domestic financing translates to better health. … 3. Private sector partners are investing more than capital, and it’s working. … 4. A win-win for business: Supporting health can also help the bottom line. … 5. Keep thinking outside the box to grow financial, social, and health returns. … It’s time to step up groundbreaking financial initiatives and work collaboratively to raise the capital needed. Fortunately, there’s something everyone can do: advocate for steady funding for HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria programs, which will support both the growth of [universal health coverage (UHC)] and help end the epidemics for good” (9/11).

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