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Overall amount increased by 23% compared to 2017-2019 allocations
The Global Fund’s 42nd Board Meeting confirms 2020-2022 Allocations, committee selection processes, and expansion of wambo.org
Second exceptional funding request for Venezuela among electronic decisions
On 14-15 November 2019, the Global Fund Board held its 42nd meeting in Geneva, Switzerland. A ‘pre-day’ of information, discussion and interactive sessions was held on 13 November. Aidspan and the GFO/OFM were present, with observer status. The main decisions made at the meeting, in chronological order, are described below.
Main decisions at Global Fund’s 41st Board meeting include updated allocations methodology and restricted financial contributions
Decision on changes to committee selection processes deferred for further consultation
On 15-16 May 2019, the Global Fund Board held its 41st meeting in Geneva, Switzerland. GFO was present, with observer status. The main decisions made at the meeting, in chronological order, are described below.
Some refinements likely but no major changes expected
The Global Fund’s Technical Evaluation Reference Group (TERG), the Technical Review Panel (TRP) and the Secretariat have jointly concluded that the allocation methodology used for 2017–2019 “is effectively delivering on its objectives by increasing funds to countries of higher burden and lower economic capacity while accounting for populations disproportionately affected by the three diseases.”
As Global Fund multi-country grants enter a new phase, we map all ongoing and planned regional and multi-country grants
There will be 16-19 multi-country grants from 2017-2019 catalytic funding; and there are 24 active regional grants from 2014-2016
All but one of the 14 initiatives are in the implementation phase
In operationalizing its strategic initiatives, the Secretariat has ensured that each initiative has a “sharp focus” on deliverables and outcomes, with strong accountability for delivery, a spokesperson for the Secretariat says.
The countries involved account for 55% of all missed cases of TB and multidrug-resistant TB
The Global Fund, the World Health Organization (WHO), the Stop TB Partnership and 13 countries with a high burden of TB have launched a program to find and treat an additional 1.5 million missing cases of TB by the end of 2019.
In our article, “More information on catalytic investments,” published on 17 April 2017 in GFO 309, we erroneously said that in order to access Matching Funds, a component of catalytic investments, countries must commit domestic funds equal to the matching amount requested. We wrote: “In addition, they must “match the Matching Funds” – i.e.
Through its catalytic investments, the Global Fund is pushing $125 million into TB case finding
Two high-profile initiatives were launched late last year, each designed to shore up the response to the global tuberculosis epidemic.
Catalytic investments: $800 million for matching funds, multi-country approaches, and strategic initiatives
There will be a lot more funding for strategic initiatives and multi-country programs
The Global Fund Board has approved $800 million to be set aside for catalytic investments over the 2017-2019 grant cycle. These investments are intended to catalyze country allocations to ensure they deliver results against the aims of 2017-2022 Global Fund Strategy.