Board Decisions Regarding CCMs

1 Jul 2004

The board discussed a collection of proposed "requirements" and "recommendations" regarding CCM composition and working methods. These proposals had been developed in the course of extensive discussions by the board's Governance and Partnership Committee (GPC), whose members include five developing country governments, four developed country governments, and four civil society members.


Key Decisions Made by Global Fund Board

30 Jun 2004

Key decisions made by the Global Fund board at the meeting that ended today were as follows.


Global Fund Board Meets Next Week

21 Jun 2004

The Global Fund will hold one of its three yearly board meetings next week in Geneva from June 28-30.

Some significant items to be discussed include the following:


Ten Top Problems Faced by CCMs

21 Jun 2004

CCMs have been the topic of an extensive report from GNP+, of a study by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and of several case studies commissioned by the Global Fund. They will be a major theme at the Fund's Partnership Forum in Bangkok. And they will be discussed in detail at the upcoming Global Fund board meeting.


Hélène Rossert, First NGO Representative to be Chosen as Vice Chair

16 May 2004

At the March board meeting, the Global Fund board elected Hélène Rossert as Vice Chair. She is the first NGO representative, and the first woman, to serve in either of the top two board positions. (For more on the election itself, see GFO Issue 20, available at


Global Fund Secretariat is Reorganized

16 May 2004

The Secretariat of the Global Fund has undergone a significant reorganization. The main changes have occurred at the level immediately below Executive Director Richard Feachem: some staff have left, some no longer report directly to Dr. Feachem, and some now have increased responsibilities. The number of director-level staff reporting to Dr. Feachem has been reduced from six to four.


Global Fund board gets used to a new chair - and vice versa

12 Jun 2003

The Global Fund's fifth board meeting took place in Geneva on June 5-6. It was the first board meeting to be chaired by Tommy Thompson, who also serves as head of the US delegation to the Fund and as US Secretary of Health and Human Services, one of the largest departments in the US government.


Tommy Thompson, Global Fund Chair

12 Jun 2003

Board chair Tommy Thompson spoke with Global Fund Observer during the second day of the June 5-6 board meeting. Bernard Rivers conducted the interview.



Open Issues Regarding Rounds 1 and 3

7 May 2003

Why, after one year, have only two thirds of the necessary Round 1 grant agreements been signed? Why has only $20 million been disbursed? (For details, see the Analysis article above.)


US Leader Tommy Thompson Chosen to Chair Global Fund

31 Jan 2003

The Global Fund included the following in its press release of today:


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