Investment for impact
The people involved in the Global Fund, and in global health generally, “are at an historic moment when the confluence of scientific advancement, epidemiological intelligence and experience from more than a decade of implementation come together to offer the opportunity to end three plagues as public health threats.”
African governments have not lived up to their commitment in the Abuja Declaration to allocate 15% of their annual budgets to health expenditure.
Participants at the Global Fund's Third Replenishmentmeeting for the period 2011-2013, held in The Hague, on 24-25 March 2010,acknowledged that continued scale-up of Global Fund programmes would berequired to meet the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by2015, and that even the scenarios presented by the Fund would not be sufficientto meet the needs.
In 2009, only 47% of the Global Fund's Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) achieved 90% or more of their target, down from 60% in 2008. But overall, the Fund's KPI performance was modestly up in 2009 over 2008.
This is based on an analysis by the Fund of 26 KPIs that had been set by the Board in 2008. Some of the KPIs cover performance by Global Fund grant recipients; others cover performance by the Secretariat.
The Global Fund has released a progress report entitled Partners in Impact - Results Report 2007. The report is one of several documents released by the Fund in preparation for the Second Replenishment Meeting that was held earlier this week in Oslo. The documents are available at www.theglobalfund.org/en/about/replenishment/oslo.