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1 UNITAID An innovative mechanism for scaling up access to medicines and diagnostics for HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria ROMANIAN DEVELOPMENT CAMP Second Edition, Venus – Romania September 16-19,2009 Pascale Daou, Donor Relations Officer, UNITAID

2 Building the way  2000 – The MDG's “ Finding new flows of development finance is crucial if the world is to meet its ambitious series of anti-poverty goals by the target date of 2015.” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon

3  Monterrey consensus on financing for development  The Global Action against Hunger and Poverty  New York Declaration on Innovative Sources of Financing for Development  The Leading Group on Innovative Financing Building the way

4 Official signature of the five founding countries when UNITAID was launched, on 19 September 2006, at the United Nations General Assembly, New York Five founding countries (September 2006)

5 Medicines are in the North, patients in the South Less developed countries represent: 84% of the world population Less than 11% of the global health expenditure More than 93% of the disease burden globally A global challenge for Health…

6 UNITAID’s mission is to contribute to scale up access to treatment for HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis for the people in developing countries by leveraging price reductions of quality drugs and diagnostics, which currently are unaffordable for most developing countries, and to accelerate the pace at which they are made available. UNITAID mission

7 UNITAID is an innovative funding mechanism, hosted by WHO Facing a global state of emergency, UNITAID contributes to bring solutions UNITAID added value

8 From 5 founding countries (2006): Brazil, Chile, France, Norway, UK Now (2009): supported by 29 countries and the Gates foundation UNITAID membership

9 UNITAID: What is Innovative?

10 Innovative funding : How? Funds in UNITAID : -Innovative -Additional sources -Sustainable and predictable

11 UNITAID now

12 How the air tax works Applied to all airlines departing from countries that impose it Paid by all passengers when purchasing their ticket as an addition to existing airport tax Airlines are responsible for declaring and collecting the levy Passengers in transit are exempt (no administrative burden for airport in participating countries) Solidarity levy respects countries' tax sovereignty

13 The decision making process Political decision on the principle Interministerial discussion Collection of revenue Consultation with other stakeholders Entry into force of the law Adoption of the law

14 A flexible 'air tax' approach

15 Furthermore… no economic impact on air traffic Zero economic impact

16 One dollar makes little difference to a passenger. To a child with malaria, it can mean the difference between life and death

17 Funds collected US$'000s Funds collected in ,059 Funds collected in ,889 TOTAL717,948

18 Over US$ 900 Million committed funds HIV / AIDS Pediatric ARV$121 million Second line ARV$162 million PMTCT$75 million Total$359 million Malaria ACT$209 million LLINs$109 million Total$318 million Tuberculosis First line TB$26 million Pediatric TB$11 million MDR-TB$71 million Diagnostics$26 million Total$136 million Cross cutting issues Transversal$52.5 million Pre qualification medicines$47 million Pre qualification diagnostics $7.5 million Total$107 million

19 UNITAID Projects around the world HIV/AIDS: 49 countries Malaria: 29 countries Tuberculosis: 72 countries

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21 With UNITAID funding, new treatments are put on the market where: - Dosages are adapted to patients need – pediatric, second line - Medicines can be taken in the form of tablets (fixed dose combinations) - Products are heat stable: no refrigeration needed anymore - No need for water to dilute medicines (problem of access to drinkable water in some countries). - More quality products are available: 16 new prequalified medicines in 2008 More friendly-users medicines

22 Now (partnering with CHAI): Fixed dose combination 3 tablets a day US $ 60 per patient per year Before: Single dose syrups 16 bottles of syrup monthly US $ 200 per patient per year Better products at lower price Pediatric ARVs

23 Better products at lower price Tuberculosis A rotating stockpile that treats 5800 patients a year New faster diagnostics that can detect MDR-TB in just two days (previous test took six weeks)

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25 Global Laboratory Initiative A unique partnership model


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