The Global Fund has issued the Human Rights for HIV, TB, Malaria and Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) Grants Information Note. Under the Global Fund New Funding Model (NFM) applicants are encouraged to include human rights programming in the concept notes they develop. As the NFM includes a thorough process of national dialogue leading up to the drafting of the concept, the process itself can help adequate voice and representation among Key Affected Populations and other groups working to enhance and expand human rights. In the Human Rights for HIV, TB, Malaria and HSS Grants Information Note the Global Fund sets out three key steps for integrating human rights in Global Fund programmes: Identify who is at risk of HIV, TB or malaria, who has the disease, and what activities are needed to address human rights barriers and effectively reach those populations.
Design all disease programs using a human rights-based approach. Invest in a package of services to remove human rights barriers to access, including community system strengthening.