Interregional workshop in preparation for transitioning towards domestic financing in TB, HIV and Malaria response

This report is prepared on a workshop, organized jointly by the WHO Regional Office for Europe, WHO headquarters, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and the United States Agency for International Development, took place on 17–19 October 2018, in Tbilisi, Georgia.

The overall objective was to provide a platform for countries and key partners to exchange good practices, lessons learned and common challenges in transitioning to domestic financing, and to define the next steps and technical assistance needs.  As well as to:

• review and exchange the existing concepts and frameworks on financial and programmatic sustainability;

• identify, discuss and document regional and country-specific mechanisms, approaches and lessons learned on issues related to transition;

• share, discuss and analyse specific thematic areas and gaps that are hindering successful transitions and discuss solutions to address these;

• define the technical assistance needs of countries; and

• agree on follow-up action points for countries, WHO and other partners.

Participants included representatives from 23 countries that have transitioned, are transitioning or may soon transition from external financing; representatives from civil society and community organizations; representatives from donor and partner organizations; and staff of the Global Fund, WHO headquarters, and several WHO regional offices.

This document reviews the meeting content and summarizes outcomes and action points.

Please find the full version of the report by the following link.