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Global Fund impact on building and strengthening a health system: The example of Rwanda

12 Aug 2019
Rwanda was quick to respond to the opportunity the Global Fund presented to strengthen its health system

The Global Fund has recognized the importance of health systems in the response to the three pandemics since its inception, but building resilient and sustainable systems for health became a strategic pillar in the Global Fund’s 2017-2022 strategy "Investing to End Epidemics".

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Regional Community Treatment Observatory catalyzes Global Fund investments in West Africa

25 Jun 2019
Community monitoring grant alleviates stock-outs and improves data quality

West and Central Africa is one of the most challenging regions for Global Fund grants. A recent Office of the Inspector General (OIG) advisory review found that weak health systems and insufficient monitoring are linked to low grant execution and slow progress against the diseases.

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Global Fund’s management and framework for investments in health systems need significant improvement, OIG says

28 May 2019
Risk mitigation measures for health system activities deemed ‘partially effective’

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted the first audit of the Global Fund’s Resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health (RSSH) investments aiming “to provide reasonable assurance on the adequacy and effectiveness of Global Fund processes for the management of RSSH activities”.

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Are African countries ready for the Global Fund’s Sixth Replenishment’s push toward greater domestic financing to end HIV, TB and malaria?

29 Jan 2019
Health funding competes with funding for basic social needs such as education and nutrition

This year (2019) is a replenishment year for the Global Fund. With every replenishment comes a greater push for more domestic financing. Are the African countries ready?

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Three multi-country initiatives were among grants approved by the Global Fund Board

28 Jan 2019
Two grants in the EECA and one in West and Central Africa were valued collectively at $24 million

Among the grants approved by the Global Fund Board on 21 December 2018 (see GFO article) were three multi-country grants. Two of the grants were for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA); the third was for West and Central Africa. (See table.)

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The Global Fund’s Country Coordinating Mechanism evolution project prepares consultants at Casablanca workshop

16 Oct 2018
Technical assistance consultants will support 18 selected countries in the pilot phase

The Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) hub of the Global Fund Secretariat organized a workshop in Casablanca, Morocco, from September 17 to 21, 2018, aimed to orient consultants who have been selected to support the 18 countries included in the pilot phase of the Global Fund’s CCM evolution project.

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Peter Sands calls for increases in funding from implementing countries and for health’s share of ODA

31 Jul 2018
Global Fund Executive Director says resilient health systems must be funded domestically

“It is a false dichotomy to have a tension between Universal Health Care or ‘ending the epidemic’,” said Global Fund Executive Director Peter Sands at the 22nd International AIDS conference, where scores of formal and thousands of informal discussions focused on the need to integrate HIV testing, care and treatment into the broader global health agenda.

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OIG annual report says governments and partners are key to enabling the Global Fund to address quality of service issues

11 Jun 2018
The Fund, acting alone, cannot resolve these challenges

“There is often an asymmetry between the high level of accountability for impact that the Global Fund is generally held to and the sometimes low level of control that the organization has on many of the factors that drive such impact.”

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BACKUP workshops in Africa explore bottlenecks to implementing Global Fund grants

17 Apr 2018
Communications, transparency and accountability were recurring thematic areas

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Political instability, decreasing resources and a resurgent malaria epidemic: A challenging environment for Global Fund grants in Burundi

6 Feb 2018
Malaria incidence doubled between 2014 and 2016

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