Community Systems Strengthening. Information Note, Global Fund, 2014

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Community Systems Strengthening. Information Note. (2014). The Global Fund to Fights AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

Communities have always played a vital role in responses to AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. The Global Fund has been at the forefront of the movement to provide more systematic support to community engagement, which is essential for enabling effective responses to AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. The Community Systems Strengthening (CSS) Framework, first developed in 2010 by the Global Fund, civil society organizations and other development partners, has helped applicants to more clearly frame, define and quantify efforts to strengthen this area of work1. It has also helped those advocating for support to community responses to articulate the importance of CSS when negotiating with national disease programs, CCMs and grant implementing organizations.