As part of a larger package of approvals in December, the Global Fund Board approved a $36.4 grant known as the Middle East Response. This is the second time the several-country arrangement has been funded as such, but now includes an expanded remit.
On 21 December 2018, the Global Fund Board approved 16 country grants worth $229.4 million. It also approved three multi-country grants valued at $24.0 million. The Board was acting on the recommendations of the Technical Review Panel (TRP) and the Grant Approvals Committee (GAC).
Of the $98 million in country grants approved by Global Fund Board from 2017-2019 allocations, Latin America and Caribbean receive $57 million
This is the second of two articles in this issue on the grants recently approved by the Global Fund Board. In this article, we report on the comments of the Grant Approvals Committee (GAC) on four countries in the Latin American and Caribbean region: Belize, El Salvador, Panama and Paraguay.
On 12 November 2018, through electronic voting, the Global Fund Board approved $98.0 million in funding for 14 country grants from 13 countries. Of the 14 grants, four were for TB; three TB/HIV; three HIV; three malaria; and one TB/RSSH.
On 17 August 2018 and on 26 October 2018, the Global Fund Board approved two HIV grants and three TB grants worth $28.1 million. The Board also approved $15.9 million in matching funds requests for six components.
Global Fund grants underfund HIV prevention among adolescents, the key driver of the epidemic in Eastern and Southern Africa
Global Fund Board approves funding for two country grants, a multi-country grant and 10 matching funds requests
Global Fund grants already recommended by the TRP represent 88% of the $10.3 billion available for countries for 2017–2019
Two-thirds of the expected funding requests for 2017–2019 have already been received. The Technical Review Panel has already recommended grants from these funding requests worth 88% of the $10.3 billion allocated to countries.
Meanwhile, the Global Fund’s survey of participants has found that most people rate the experience of applying in this funding cycle Good or Very Good.
Global Fund Board approves fifth batch of country grants from 2017-2019 allocations, in the amount of $1.22 billion
On 12 January 2018, the Global Fund Board approved 33 country grants worth $1.22 billion. This was the fifth batch of approvals from the 2017–2019 allocations, and brings the cumulative amount awarded to date to $8.86 billion.