As of 1 July 2019, the Technical Review Panel (TRP) has completed its reviews of funding requests for the 2017-2019 allocations and has issued recommendations covering all of the funds available for country allocation ($10.3 billion); all of the matching funds that were subject to TRP review ($313 million); and all of the funds earmarked for multi-country grants ($260 million).
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On 16 August 2019, by electronic vote, the Global Fund Board approved funding for three country grants worth $32.7 million (Colombia HIV, Honduras TB/HIV and Kazakhstan TB). Domestic commitments for the programs included in the approved country grants amounted to $1.17 billion. Initiatives valued at $2.4 million were added to the Unfunded Quality Demand (UQD) Register. (See Table 1.)
The Global Fund describes the $41.6 million in funding awarded to India in April as an innovative approach that will catalyze significant additional funding for the fight against tuberculosis. The award includes $40.0 million to buy down a portion of a $400.0-million loan from the World Bank over five years.
Global Fund Board approves new country and multi-country grants along with interventions on UQD Register
On 13 May 2019, the Global Fund Board approved, by electronic vote, funding for five country grants having a total value of $25.2 million. Domestic commitments for the programs included in the approved country grants amounted to $937.9 million. The five country grants were for four countries: Gabon, Georgia, Peru and Serbia. The largest award ($9.3 million) was for a Georgia HIV grant. (See Table 1 for details.)
On 22 February 2019, the Global Fund Board approved one multi-country grant, one matching funds request and one set of interventions on the Unfunded Quality Demand (UQD) Register –– worth a total of $16.0 million. The Board was acting on the recommendations of the Technical Review Panel (TRP) and the Grant Approvals Committee (GAC). This was the 17th batch of approvals from the 2017–2019 allocations.
As part of a larger package of approvals in December, the Global Fund Board approved a $36.4 grant known as the Middle East Response. This is the second time the several-country arrangement has been funded as such, but now includes an expanded remit.
On 21 December 2018, the Global Fund Board approved 16 country grants worth $229.4 million. It also approved three multi-country grants valued at $24.0 million. The Board was acting on the recommendations of the Technical Review Panel (TRP) and the Grant Approvals Committee (GAC).
On 28 May 2018, the Global Fund Board approved 13 country grants worth $234.2 million. This includes $7.4 million in matching funds. The Board also approved $6.2 million in matching funds requests for grants from two countries for which regular funding had already been approved.
Global Fund Board approves funding for two country grants, a multi-country grant and 10 matching funds requests