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Global Fund Board Approves NSA Grants

12 Nov 2009

The Global Fund Board has approved five grants in the "first learning wave" of National Strategy Applications (NSAs). The approved proposals requested $434 million over the first two years and $756 million over their lifetimes (up to five years).

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Round Nine Results, by Country

12 Nov 2009

Based on advice from the TRP, the Board divided eligible Round 9 proposals into five Categories, as follows:

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Global Fund Board Approves Round 9 Grants Despite Financial Shortfall

12 Nov 2009

Despite having relatively little funding available, the Global Fund Board has approved 85 Round 9 grants that will cost up to $1.99 billion over the first two years. This makes Round 9 the Fund's second largest round, after Round 8. In addition (see article 3, below), the Board approved five "National Strategy Applications" that will cost $0.39 billion over the first two years.

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Important Steps Towards a New Grant Architecture

30 Apr 2008

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.

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Main Decisions Made at Global Fund April Board Meeting

30 Apr 2008

The main decisions made by the Global Fund Board at the meeting that ended yesterday were, in chronological order, as follows. (For precise wording of what the Board agreed, check in

www.theglobalfund.org/documents/board/17/GF-B17-DecisionPoints.pdf for the Decision Points specified below.)

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Global Fund Provisionally Agrees on Early Launch of Round 9

30 Apr 2008

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).

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Board Approves Three New Round 7 Proposals Following Successful Appeals

14 Mar 2008

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.

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Record Amount in New Grants Recommended for Approval in Round 7

30 Sep 2007

Round 7 applicants to the Global Fund submitted fewer, but bigger and better, proposals than applicants in all previous rounds.

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Boston Globe Profiles Fund's New Executive Director

30 Apr 2007

On 22 April 2007, the Boston Globe ran the following article by John Donnelly.

World health fund has new director, new challenges

The fight to save tens of millions of lives from AIDS and other infectious diseases has reached a critical crossroads, and Michel Kazatchkine stands in the middle of it.

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Michel Kazatchkine, the Fund's New Executive Director

1 Mar 2007

After Michel Kazatchkine was selected to be the next Executive Director of the Global Fund, GFO interviewed him by phone. Here are excerpts from what he said.

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