Resources Thank you! Your action helped to freeze the 55% rule
This action is now closed. The Global Fund Board decided on 11 May to freeze its 55% rule!
The rule stated that 55% of the funding commitments of the Global Fund in any given year should be allocated to low-income countries. This severely limited the ability of the Global Fund to invest in comprehensive responses with drug users and other key populations in countries classified as middle income countries.
On 7 May the International HIV/AIDS Alliance published a report on the impact of the ‘55% rule’ on harm reduction programmes for people who use drugs. Most of these programmes take place in middle income countries.
Read the report ‘Don’t Stop Now: HIV, drug use and the Global Fund!’