It might surprise you to learn that challenging operating environments account for a third of the global disease burden for HIV, TB, and malaria, and a third of Global Fund investments. (For malaria alone, the proportion is 50%.) This makes COEs particularly critical to the Fund’s mission and objectives.
At its meeting in Abidjan on 26-27 April, the Board adopted a policy on COEs.
As the continent receiving the lion's share of Global Fund investments in the fight against AIDS, TB and malaria, Africa must do more to ensure its voices are heard in decision-making and strategy development: this was the clarion call made in Addis Ababa on 5 May at the first official meeting of the Africa Bureau.