Global Fund issues guidance for countries’ adaptation of programs during the COVID-19 pandemic

15 Apr 2020

The Global Fund Secretariat published four guidance notes between 26 March and 7 April 2020. These notes provide information on how to adapt HIV, TB, malaria, and Resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health (RSSH) grant implementation in the context of COVID-19. Links to sources precede a highlight of each guidance note.



La pandémie de COVID-19 plaide pour des investissements plus efficaces du Fonds mondial dans les systèmes de santé en Afrique subsaharienne

4 Apr 2020
Les soins intensifs dans la région sont en souffrance- le Fonds mondial peut-il aider ?


COVID-19 pandemic makes a case for more effective Global Fund investments in health systems in sub-Saharan Africa

1 Apr 2020
Critical care in the region is in a shambles - can the Global Fund help?


Dans la pratique, les fonds de cofinancement des subventions du Fonds mondial sont davantage utilisés pour l’achat de produits de santé que pour le renforcement des systèmes de santé

13 Mar 2020
Dans les pays à faible revenu, les fonds de cofinancement devraient être consacrés davantage à la mise en place de systèmes de santé autosuffisants


Global Fund grants’ co-financing used more to buy commodities than to strengthen health systems, in practice

25 Feb 2020
In low-income countries co-financing should focus more on building self-sustaining health systems


Global Fund pressures Democratic Republic of Congo, facing an Ebola epidemic, to fulfill its co-financing commitment

24 Sep 2019
Penalty for non-compliance “for no justifiable reasons” can reduce the grants by up to 15%

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.


Global Fund impact on building and strengthening a health system: The example of Rwanda

12 Aug 2019
Rwanda was quick to respond to the opportunity the Global Fund presented to strengthen its health system

The Global Fund has recognized the importance of health systems in the response to the three pandemics since its inception, but building resilient and sustainable systems for health became a strategic pillar in the Global Fund’s 2017-2022 strategy "Investing to End Epidemics".


Global Fund Head of Resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health describes evolution in the approach to health systems strengthening

30 Jul 2019

Viviana Mangiaterra, Head of Resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health at the Global Fund since 2014, spent most of her career working in the field of maternal and child health services at the WHO and later at the World Bank. Hired to conceptualize the Global Fund’s commitment to health system strengthening, she designed the tools and framework that underpin the RSSH pillar of the 2017–2020 strategy.


Le cadre de gestion et de suivi des investissements dans les systèmes de santé du Fonds mondial nécessite une nette amélioration, affirme le Bureau de l’Inspecteur général

11 Jun 2019
Les mesures d’atténuation des risques des activités consacrées aux systèmes de santé sont jugées « partiellement efficaces »

Global Fund Secretariat responds in part to evaluation and audit of its health system investments

11 Jun 2019
Secretariat has not yet offered responses on a few important issues

The Technical Evaluation Reference Group (TERG), the Technical Review Panel (TRP), and the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), three Global Fund bodies that are independent of the Secretariat, have recently evaluated and audited the Global Fund investments in building “Resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health” (RSSH), which make up 27% of all Global Fun