It is said, and it is often repeated, that the Global Fund is a unique model of a partnership that brings together the public sector, technical and financial partners, the private sector and representatives of civil society, in a single effort to eliminate pandemics. This diversity is reflected in the Global Fund’s Board of Directors, which has one seat for the private sector, and four seats for communities and NGOs from the North and South.
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Civil Society engagement in the Sixth Replenishment campaign: A unique example in the world of global health
The Global Fund estimates that health programs supported by the Fund resulted in 32 million lives saved for the period ending December 2018. This figure was included in Results Report 2019, which the Fund released on 19 September 2019.
The Annals of Global Health, a peer-reviewed journal, published in May an article by Georgetown University researchers Dr Matthew Kavanagh and Lixue Chen, called “Governance and Health Aid from the Global Fund: Effects Beyond Fighting Disease”.
Latin America and Caribbean constituency expresses concerns following Global Fund’s 41st Board meeting
The decisions of the Global Fund at its 41st Board meeting contributed to a commitment to reviewing the key performance indicators and expected results before the upcoming Replenishment pledging conference, to be held in Lyon, France in October 2019, and accelerating efforts towards ending AIDS, TB and Malaria.
Are African countries ready for the Global Fund’s Sixth Replenishment’s push toward greater domestic financing to end HIV, TB and malaria?
This year (2019) is a replenishment year for the Global Fund. With every replenishment comes a greater push for more domestic financing. Are the African countries ready?
Former Director of External Relations reflects on 15 years of resource mobilization at the Global Fund
Dr. Christoph Benn was the Director of External Relations for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria from 2003 to 2018, and was a member of the founding Board of the Global Fund in 2002.
The Global Fund announced on its website on 5 September that India will host the preparatory meeting for the Sixth Replenishment in New Delhi, on 8 February 2019.
The purpose of the preparatory meeting is “to provide Global Fund partners with key information on the impact to be achieved and the financial resources needed to end the epidemics by 2030, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals,” the Fund says.
Update on Global Fund resource mobilization: lessons learned from Fifth Replenishment, early outlook for Sixth
If your country receives money from the Global Fund, and if you compare your country’s allocation in 2017-2019 with its allocation in 2014-2016, it is likely you will find that the amount for 2017-2019 is lower, sometimes significantly lower. This may be true whether you are looking at the full allocation for your country or at the allocations for individual components.
I had the privilege of attending my first Global Fund Replenishment meeting last month in Montreal, Canada, as a GFO correspondent. My reports on the formal meeting and side events appeared in GFO 296. The event was split over two days: an afternoon of speeches and a pledging session, in which countries, one-by-one, announc