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Let’s shift our thinking: Tailoring Global Fund support to country needs

7 Jan 2016
The recently adopted Global Fund Strategic Framework 2017-2022 sets important parameters for the partnership to support countries in ending the three epidemics. The new strategic framework will strengthen systems for universal health coverage in line with the Sustainable Developments Goals. It focuses our efforts on those countries and populations with the greatest needs, and challenges us to find tailored (i.e.
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Ending the epidemics is a greater challenge than achieving progress: Dybul

17 Nov 2015
Executive Director challenges the Global Fund to do better

Executive Director Mark Dybul provided the Board with a report that celebrated the Global Fund’s achievements but also challenged the Fund to do better on a number of fronts.

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Board adopts framework for new Strategy

16 Nov 2015
Contains vision and mission statements and four focus areas

The Global Fund has approved the framework for the next strategy. The strategy itself, which will cover the period 2017-2022, will be approved at the first Board meeting in 2016.

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OIG audit in South Sudan raises questions about managing grants in difficult operating environments

19 Oct 2015
Weaknesses identified in managing programs and health services and products, and in governance and oversight

An audit by the Office of the Inspector General on grants to South Sudan concluded that while financial and fiduciary controls are at the level of the principal recipients were effective, there are weaknesses in the management of programs and health services and products, and in governance and oversight. A report on the audit was released on 5 October.

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Performance-based financing to be introduced in health centers in DRC

21 Sep 2015
One of the Fund’s goals is to harmonize interventions among donors

A new performance-based financing system will be implemented in the Democratic Republic of Congo, through a partnership involving the Global Fund, GAVI, Unicef and the World Bank. In 2016-2017, the Global Fund will allocate $20 million to finance health centers and their staff on the basis of the quantity and the quality of services provided.

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Burundi crisis demonstrates need for flexible health systems

10 Jul 2015
No stock-outs reported but extent of defaulting on treatment as yet unknown

Violent clashes between demonstrators and security forces in Burundi sent tens of thousands of people fleeing both inside and beyond the borders of the central African state. These displacements were only one consequence of the crisis in the capital that stretched the capacity of an already-strapped health system: demonstrating a need for flexibility in resourcing in so-called challenging operating environments.

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Ecuador and Rwanda audits show mixed results

15 Jan 2015
Problems in governance, oversight and management in Rwanda; deficiencies in program performance and controls of health services and products in Ecuador

Reports on audits of grants in Rwanda and Ecuador were released by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) at the end of December.

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