GLOBAL FUND’S NEW TB AND MALARIA GRANT TO NORTH KOREA
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Global Fund pressures Democratic Republic of Congo, facing an Ebola epidemic, to fulfill its co-financing commitment
The Global Fund has requested the Democratic Republic of Congo to prove that the country has fulfilled its co-financing commitment, or in other words, that the State had spent about $44.6 million on health during the year 2018 as part of a commitment to spend about 98.9 million during this grant cycle, as agreed during grant signing; otherwise the DRC risks losing up to $80 million, representing 15% of the value of the grants.
Latin America and Caribbean constituency expresses concerns following Global Fund’s 41st Board meeting
The decisions of the Global Fund at its 41st Board meeting contributed to a commitment to reviewing the key performance indicators and expected results before the upcoming Replenishment pledging conference, to be held in Lyon, France in October 2019, and accelerating efforts towards ending AIDS, TB and Malaria.
The Republic of Fiji was the recipient of a Global Fund grant to support Fiji’s national tuberculosis plan from 2010 to 2018.
Peter Sands became the Executive Director of the Global Fund in March 2018. He gave his first interview to the Global Fund Observer after the 40th Board Meeting in Geneva, in November 2018. This is the first article of a two-part interview with the ED.
Global Fund’s technical evaluation group will focus on ‘prospective country evaluations’ and thematic reviews in 2019
The Technical Evaluation and Reference Group (TERG) of the Global Fund gave its report to the Board at the pre-Board meeting session held on November 13, 2018, at the new Global Health Campus in Geneva, Switzerland.
In 2016, the Global Fund Board approved the Sustainability, Transition and Co-financing (STC) policy, a policy designed to guide implementing countries’ transition from Global Fund support to their own full funding and implementation of their HIV, TB and malaria programs.
The Global Fund’s approach to supporting sustainability and transition is based on the central premise that planning for sustainability is something that should be taken into account by all countries regardless of where they sit on the development continuum.
Since the approval of the Sustainability, Transition and Co-Financing (STC) Policy in 2016, the Global Fund has begun exploring innovative financing mechanisms as a way of increasing co-financing and program sustainability and, in the process, scaling up HIV, TB and malaria services in low- and middle-income