On April 4, ICASO and APCASO announced a partnership to provide technical assistance to implementers of Global Fund-supported programs, to reduce barriers preventing people from accessing HIV, tuberculosis and malaria services.
Global Fund Country Coordinating Mechanism evolution initiative: Mid-term lessons from Tanzania, Niger, Uganda and Burundi
The Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) evolution initiative aims to strengthen CCMs’ performance in four areas: their internal functioning, oversight of the grants, engagement between the CCM and its constituency members, and linkages with other national governance bodies.
GIZ BACKUP Health proposes a new approach to technical assistance for Global Fund implementers, in Dakar
GIZ BACKUP Health officially presented a new technical assistance approach for Global Fund recipients called STAGE - Strategic Technical Assistance for Grant Excellence - during a 4 day-workshop in Dakar, Senegal.
Evaluation describes France's 5% Initiative for Global Fund grant recipients as "creative" and "relevant"
The 5% Initiative “is relevant in the context of specific difficulties linked to the implementation of Global Fund grants in the French-speaking region….” The initiative is “a creative mechanism combining a bilateral approach within a multilateral framework.”
Among the grants approved by the Board recently were four TB grants and one TB/HIV grant to India. In this article, we report on the comments from the Technical Review Panel (TRP) and the Grants Approvals Committee (GAC) on the funding request from which these grants emanated.
The consultation in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire on the evolution of the country coordination mechanism (CCM) model provided a valuable opportunity for CCM members to share a dialogue among peers and with the Global Fund Secretariat. Participants took advantage of the opportunity to voice their concerns about the challenges they face in ensuring their CCMs function effectively.
This year, I wrote three Global Fund funding requests for African HIV and TB programs. In Window 1 (20 March 2017), I wrote for Zimbabwe; in Window 2 (23 May 2017), I wrote for Zambia; and in Window 3 (28 August 2017), I wrote for Swaziland.
Both Zimbabwe’s and Zambia’s funding requests were invited to proceed directly to grant-making. Swaziland anticipates learning the outcome of its request in mid-October.
The Global Fund has issued two requests for proposal (RFPs) that aim to improve the engagement of civil society and communities in Global Fund programs and processes.
Support engagement of key populations
Civil society survey finds three-quarters of respondents have accessed Global Fund technical assistance
In a recent survey of 54 representatives from African civil society organizations and community groups, 76% reported previously accessing technical assistance (TA) to support their engagement in Global Fund processes.
A report released by the Global Fund last November provides stories of effective community engagement on HIV, TB and malaria. How We Engage contains eight case studies, of which five are country-specific: Cambodia, El Salvador, Kyrgyzstan, Benin and Sierra Leone.