An annual retreat is held to induct new members of the Communities Delegation and to strategise on key issues. The annual retreat is held in the first quarter of each year, funds permitting. While the primary work of the Communities Delegation and its members are conducted over the listserv, e-forum and teleconferences.

The Communities Delegation Handbook is provided to all new Delegation Members and is updated annually also for the perusal of Communities Delegation Members. The Handbook has been developed by the Communities Delegation as a tool that ensures Members understand their roles in supporting and guiding the leadership and decision-making roles of the Board and Alternate Board Member. The 2016 version of the Delegation Handbook is available here.


Our vision for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is one in which all communities living with or affected by HIV, Tuberculosis and malaria have equitable access to quality services and support needed to prevent, treat and/or live with these infections within an environment that respects human rights.


Our mission is to ensure the voices and issues of people living with and affected by HIV, Tuberculosis and malaria influence the deliberations and decisions on investments and programmes of the Global Fund to achieve greater and sustained impact for communities.


Our goal is to ensure that our participation on the Global Fund results in universal access to quality prevention,treatment, care and support for communities living with and affected by the three diseases based on the principles of equity and human rights.

Guiding Principles

The vision, mission and work of the Communities Delegation is underpinned by three principles:
  • The right of people living with, and affected by, HIV, Tuberculosis and malaria to be meaningfully involved at all levels of policy and programme development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation in responses to the three diseases;
  • That all people infected and affected by the three diseases regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, colour, age, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, economic condition, occupation, status at birth, physical, mental and sensory disability or any other health challenges, drug use, life choices, civil, political, social or other status have the right to a voice in response to the three diseases, and access to quality prevention, treatment, care and support.
  • Respect for value of all human life, the dignity and equality of all people, and the elimination of all human suffering.