Grant Approval

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Global Fund Board awards $53.3 million to three more interim applicants

6 Jan 2014
Egypt, Suriname and Tanzania join ranks of interim funding recipients

The Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria announced its approval of funding of up to $53.3 million for three interim applicants in the transition phase of the new funding model (NFM) on 23 December.

In approving the funding, the Board was acting on recommendations from the Technical Review Panel (TRP) and the Secretariat, including the Grant Approvals Committee (GAC).

4.

Seven Interim Applicants Receive Funding for HIV and TB

29 Nov 2013
$30.8 million awarded

The Board of the Global Fund to Fights AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has approved funding in the amount of up to $30.8 million for seven interim applicants in the transition phase of the new funding model (NFM). The Board’s decision was announced on 26 November.

In approving the funding, the Board was acting on recommendations from the Technical Review Panel (TRP) and the Secretariat, including the Grant Approvals Committee (GAC).

2.

Global Fund Approves 10 Re-Submitted Proposals from the Transitional Funding Mechanism

5 Jul 2013
Upper two-year ceiling is $82.2 million

Earlier this year, the Global Fund approved 10 re-submitted proposals under the Transitional Funding Mechanism (TFM) with a total value of $82.2 million. The original proposals from these applicants had been rated Category 4 by the Technical Review Panel (TRP), which meant that the proposals were not recommended for funding but that applicants were encouraged to re-submit.

1.

First Concept Notes Are Approved

15 Jun 2013
Board awards funding to Myanmar, El Salvador and Zimbabwe

The Global Fund Board has approved funding for five concept notes submitted by three early applicants in the transition phase of the new funding model (NFM). The three countries involved are Myanmar, El Salvador and Zimbabwe. Total approved funding was up to $449.8 million. The Board approved the funding by electronic vote. The decision was made public on 15 June. These constitute the first funding approvals for early applicants.

3.

Funding Approved for Four More Interim Applicants

15 Jun 2013
Chad, PNG, Kenya and Mozambique will receive a total of up to $40.5 million

The Global Fund Board has approved up to $40.5 million for four interim applicant countries: Chad, Papua New Guinea (PNG), Kenya and Mozambique. The Board decisions were based on recommendations from the Grant Approvals Committee (GAC). This brings to five the number of interim applicant countries that have received funding.

5.

TRP and GAC Comment on the Funding Awarded to Myanmar

15 Jun 2013
Renewal funding of $168.4 million added to what Myanmar will receive as an early NFM applicant

When the Global Fund Board approved early applicant funding for Myanmar for all three diseases (see first article in this newsletter), it also approved funding for the renewal of existing grants for these diseases. The total funding approved for Myanmar is shown in the following table:

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Early Applicant Funding for Zimbabwe to Be Combined with Funding from a Round 8 HIV Grant

15 Jun 2013
$31 million in unfunded quality demand identified

The $278.9 million in early applicant funding approved for HIV in Zimbabwe will be combined with existing funding from a Round 8 HIV grant. The principal recipient (PR) for this grant is the United Nations Development Programme.

The Global Fund provided a narrative to explain the comments of the Technical Review Panel (TRP) and the Grant Approvals Committee (GAC) on the new funding. This article provides a summary of the comments.

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Comments on the Funding Awarded to El Salvador

15 Jun 2013
Renewal funding of $3.9 million added to the NFM early applicant funding

When the Global Fund Board approved early applicant funding for El Salvador for HIV under the new funding model (NFM), it also approved funding for the renewal of two existing HIV grants. The amount of renewal funding approved was $3.9 million. When combined with the $20.2 million in NFM indicative funding and the $2.9 million in NFM incentive funding, total funding awarded to El Salvador was $27.0 million.

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Global Fund Board Decides Not to Approve Funding for Phase 2 of Guinea-Bissau HSS Grant

4 Jun 2013
Little impact, poor value for money among the reasons cited

The Global Fund Board will not approve funding for Phase 2 of a Round 8 health systems strengthening (HSS) grant in Guinea-Bissau. The Board’s No-Go decision follows notice of an intent to recommend a No-Go for this grant provided by the Global Fund Secretariat in October 2012 (see GFO article).

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India Should Assume More Responsibility for Its TB Programmes, Global Fund Committee Says

4 Jun 2013
Board approves funding for next implementation period of three TB grants

Given India’s economic status, the government should assume greater responsibility for TB programmes, and should ultimately assume full responsibility.

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