The Board of the Global Fund has confirmed that the Round 9 Call for Proposals will be on 1 October 2008, nearly six months earlier than had originally been anticipated. Round 10 is then expected to begin in April 2009.
Large parts of the Global Fund Board meeting that ended yesterday were mind-numbingly boring, sometimes inevitably so and sometimes not. However, things certainly came to life when Round 9 was discussed.
The Board's decision regarding Round 9 creates some important new options that every CCM that is currently working on a Round 8 proposal needs to think hard about.
In an unexpected development, the Board of the Global Fund yesterday agreed in principle that Round 9 will be launched nearly six months earlier than had been anticipated. The Board also agreed that CCMs whose Round 8 proposals narrowly fail to be approved will be permitted to resubmit those proposals as part of Round 9, after they address shortcomings pointed out by the Technical Review Panel (TRP).
French and Spanish Versions of <i>"The Aidspan Guide to Round 8 Applications to the Global Fund – Volume 2: The Applications Process and the Proposal Form"</i> are Released
French and Spanish versions of Volume 2 of "The Aidspan Guide to Round 8 Applications to the Global Fund," in two separate editions for single- and multi-country applicants, are now available at www.aidspan.org/guides. The English editions of Volume 2 were posted last month.
If you stopped an ordinary man in the street here in Kenya and told him that there is a Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria which gives money to help Kenya fight the three diseases, he would probably be pleasantly surprised. For not many people here have any idea that such a fund exists.
The Global Fund Board has approved three of the seven Round 7 proposals whose original rejection had been appealed by the applicants. The newly approved proposals are a malaria proposal from Azerbaijan that will cost $2.5 million over the first two years, a TB proposal from Cambodia that will cost $8.7 million, and a TB proposal from Zambia that will cost $4.1 million.
Aidspan Guide to Round 8 Applications to the Global Fund 2013; Volume 2: The Applications Process and the Proposal Form is Released
Volume 2 of "The Aidspan Guide to Round 8 Applications to the Global Fund" for single-country applicants has just been published (in English). It is accessible at no charge at www.aidspan.org/guides, where various other Aidspan Guides are also available. Versions in French and Spanish will be posted in the next couple of weeks.
Four Excerpts from <i>“The Aidspan Guide to Round 8 Applications to the Global Fund – Volume 1: Getting a Head Start”</i>
Following are four sample excerpts from the revised version of “The Aidspan Guide to Round 8 Applications to the Global Fund – Volume 1: Getting a Head Start,” whose publication was announced in GFO #83 (available at www.aidspan.org/gfo) and whose update was announced above. The guide itself is accessible at www.aidspan.org/guides.
Acaban de ser publicadas las Versiones en francés, español y ruso de los Documentos de Aidspan para las Subpropuestas Nacionales
[Editor's note: This article is an adaptation in Spanish of an article that appeared in English in GFO Issue 82.]
Aidspan ha preparado cuatro documentos para asistir a los MCPs en el proceso de solicitar subpropuestas nacionales para su posible integración en la propuesta nacional consolidada del MCP: