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German development agency and Global Fund train three more African countries in strengthening health systems
The COVID-19 crisis highlights the critical importance of health systems
Evaluation describes France's 5% Initiative for Global Fund grant recipients as "creative" and "relevant"
Evaluators recommend improvements in the operations and oversight of the initiative
The 5% Initiative “is relevant in the context of specific difficulties linked to the implementation of Global Fund grants in the French-speaking region….” The initiative is “a creative mechanism combining a bilateral approach within a multilateral framework.”
Applicants from 55 countries are eligible
The 7% Initiative has launched two “mutually complementary, but distinct” calls for proposals: AP-7PC-2018-01 seeks projects aiming to strengthen health systems at all levels from community to national; AP-7PC-2018-02 calls for projects aiming to improve access to high-quality health services for vulnerable populations.
Participants were not comfortable with the proposed concept of differentiated models for CCMs
The consultation in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire on the evolution of the country coordination mechanism (CCM) model provided a valuable opportunity for CCM members to share a dialogue among peers and with the Global Fund Secretariat. Participants took advantage of the opportunity to voice their concerns about the challenges they face in ensuring their CCMs function effectively.