The Technical Evaluation Reference Group has developed a position paper on health systems strengthening, in which it advances a number of recommendations. The Secretariat has been asked to prepare a workplan with timelines for implementing the recommendations.
According to a new report, children may still not be prioritized under the new funding model.
A database of civil society organizations in Burkina Faso was instrumental in developing the community component of a concept note on health systems strengthening, according to Simon Kaboré, executive director of RAME (Réseau pour l’Accès aux Médicaments Essentiels) and member of the country coordinating mechanism.
As far back as Round 10, applicants were asked to indicate how their proposals would help to create an enabling policy and legal environment, and address issues of human rights related to repressive laws and policies.
In November 2015, the Global Fund Board approved $224 million in funding for 22 grants emanating from concept notes submitted by 14 countries and one regional organization. The Board was acting on recommendations from the Grant Approvals Committee and the Technical Review Panel.
Malawi grants receive more than two-thirds of the $620 million in funding approved by the Board in October
In October 2015, the Global Fund Board approved $620 million in funding for 22 grants emanating from concept notes submitted by 11 countries and five regional organizations. The Board was acting on recommendations from the Grant Approvals Committee and the Technical Review Panel.
On 27 July 2015, the Global Fund Board approved $319.8 million in funding for 11 grants in six countries that had submitted concept notes. Included in this amount was $25.3 million in incentive funding. In addition, the Fund placed interventions worth $17.1 million in the registry of unfunded quality demand. For details, see the table.
Meaningful participation of civil society in country dialogue has been a central pillar of the Global Fund’s New Funding Model (NFM). Money has been invested, meetings have been held, and documents have been published. But did it matter?
Georgia’s concept notes for both HIV and TB are closely reflecting the priorities identified in their national strategic plans, a recent WHO evaluation has found, but must ensure that more interventions focus on improving case detection rates for the two diseases.
Papua New Guinea has signed a $14.2 million grant with the Global Fund under the new funding model that emphasizes outreach and targeted prevention messages for key populations, as well as continuing service delivery even to the most remote areas in the Pacific nation.