Global Fund partners in eastern and southern Africa have resolved to undertake robust country dialogues and advocate for an increase in domestic financing to boost the fight against HIV, tuberculosis and malaria.
For nearly a decade, China was one of the largest recipients of grants from the Global Fund for its fight against AIDS, TB and malaria. From 2003-2012, more than $805 million was disbursed to support 15 grants, nearly half of which (46%) contributed to prevention, diagnosis and treatment campaigns for TB across the country.
The Global Fund expects Ukraine to do more with less.
The Global Fund is telling countries whose 2014–2016 allocations consisted of only enough money to cover the costs of their existing grants that the money they are receiving has to last until the end of 2017.
The Fund is also telling all countries not to expect to receive any new funding from the 2017-2019 allocation period until the end of 2017.
by Karen Madoyan
by Bernard Rivers
In 2011, the Global Fund faced a crisis of confidence triggered by some negative media articles. In line with the old adage that you should never let a good crisis go to waste, the Fund’s Board sought to address a number of weaknesses, some of which had never been previously discussed.
Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) will from December 2015 no longer be eligible for Global Fund financing as it is currently designated an upper middle-income country with low burden of disease.
The Global Fund on 12 March announced the allocation of $14.82 billion dollars across the 123 countries eligible for financial support of activities in at least one disease component, timing the release of a comprehensive list of the amounts available to each country with personalized letters sent directly to country coordinating mechanisms (CCMs).
Representatives from African implementing countries took a step closer in March towards the inauguration of a regional bureau that will help coordinate and harmonize communications on the continent in order to be better positioned to influence decision-making by the Global Fund Board.
Aidspan approached dozens of countries for comment about the allocation envelopes announced on March 12. Below are the responses received in time for publication of GFO 240 on March 19. Several countries contacted said that consultations were expected in coming weeks; Aidspan intends to collate further responses and will publish another compilation if warranted.