Interregional workshop in preparation for transitioning towards domestic financing in TB, HIV and Malaria response (Tbilisi, Georgia, 17–19 October 2018)
An interregional workshop to prepare countries for transitioning to domestic financing in the tuberculosis, HIV and malaria response, 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. 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.