Integration of TB and HIV programs in high burden countries both necessary and beneficial, experts say
Forty-one countries will from 2014 be required by the Global Fund to submit joint TB-HIV concept notes under the new funding model in what experts in both fields consider to be necessary and beneficial but also challenging to implement.
Aidspan is pleased to launch a research paper (available here) highlighting some of the main areas of conflict of interest within country coordination mechanisms that can compromise the process of principal recipient selection or grant implementation.
Aidspan has officially launched a new data analysis tool designed to provide comprehensive information about historical and current pledges and contributions to the Global Fund.
CCMs will from 2014 be required to conduct an annual self-assessment using a new Eligibility and Performance Assessment Tool to determine whether they are compliant with the Global Fund’s minimum requirements and minimum standards and to assess how well they are functioning.
Gabriel Jaramillo, who was a member of the High-Level Panel and who served as the Global Fund’s General Manager from February 2012 to January 2013, has provided the Board with some reflections on his time working with the Fund.
The current governance structures at the Global Fund are inadequate for a big and complex financial institution, former General Manager Gabriel Jaramillo says. Mr Jaramillo, who was a member of the High-Level Panel and who served as the Global Fund’s General Manager from February 2012 to January 2013, recently provided the Board with some reflections on his time working with the Fund.
“Country ownership” has been one of the core principles of the Global Fund since it was created in 2002.
In an article posted on GFO Live on 23 March 2013, we said that when Dr Nafsiah Mboi and Mireille Guigaz take up their responsibilities as, respectively, Chair and Vice-Chair of the Global Fund Board this June, it will mark the first time that two women occupy the two Board leadership positions at the same time.
by Bernard Rivers
I was recently invited by a university in the UK to serve as a visiting fellow for most of this year while conducting research on the Global Fund. I have to raise my own funding for this project, so the only advantage of the fellowship is that it provides a label to hang round my neck. But that’s exactly what I wanted, so I accepted with thanks.
Since the start of Aidspan eleven years ago, our website (www.aidspan.org) has been almost exclusively in English. The website has been an important tool in our work of explaining, analysing and discussing various aspects of the Global Fund’s operations and structure.