Global Fund Board approves an additional $16 million from 2017–2019 allocations

19 Mar 2019
Multi-country grant for Southern Africa receives $12 million

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.


Global Fund Board approves $36 million for country and multicountry grants

25 Feb 2019
Another $66 million was approved for interventions on the UQD Register

On 31 January 2019, the Global Fund Board approved three country grants worth $13.4 million. It also approved two multicountry grants valued at $22.5 million. The Board was acting on the recommendations of the Technical Review Panel (TRP) and the Grant Approvals Committee (GAC). See Tables 1 and 2 for listings of the country and multi-country grants.


OIG investigation in Mozambique finds embezzlement of funds by CCM Executive Secretary

15 Jan 2019
Inadequate oversight and lack of rules for handling expenses were contributing factors

In an investigation of Global Fund grants to Mozambique, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has found that the Executive Secretary of Mozambique’s Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) was responsible for non-compliant expenditures of $26,020 over the period of a year between 2016 and 2017, by claiming false expenses and vouchers. Of this, $22,593 was fraudulent.


Global Fund Board approves another $28 million in grants from the 2017–2019 allocations

5 Nov 2018
$16 million in matching funds also approved
Countries include Armenia, Bhutan, Chad, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, El Salvador, Guatemala, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mozambique, Romania, Suriname, Tunisia

On 17 August 2018 and on 26 October 2018, the Global Fund Board approved two HIV grants and three TB grants worth $28.1 million. The Board also approved $15.9 million in matching funds requests for six components.


Fluctuations monétaires : comment le Fonds mondial et les récipiendaires principaux gèrent le risque

20 Jun 2018
Dans les pays confrontés à la volatilité monétaire, différentes approches sont adoptées pour protéger les achats

Les fluctuations monétaires constituent une préoccupation importante pour les parties prenantes du Fonds mondial, notamment les pays bénéficiaires dont la monnaie peut connaître des variations significatives sur des périodes relativement courtes. La force du dollar US et de l’euro ces dernières années a encore aggravé le problème pour de nombreux pays.


Currency fluctuations: How the Global Fund and PRs manage risk

12 Jun 2018
In countries with currency volatility, various approaches are used to protect procurement

Currency fluctuations are a major concern for Global Fund stakeholders, particularly recipient countries whose domestic currency can experience significant shifts over relatively short periods of time. The strength of both the US dollar and the Euro in recent years has further exacerbated this issue for many countries.


Mozambique’s TB/HIV funding request to the Global Fund builds on achievements of current grants, TRP says

9 Jan 2018
Matching funds requests sent back for iteration

Among the grants approved by the Board in the third batch of funding (see GFO article) were four TB/HIV grants to Mozambique. In this article, we report on the comments of the Technical Review Panel (TRP) and the Grant Approvals Committee (GAC) on the funding request from which these grants emanated.


Les cibles nationales ambitieuses de mise sous traitement ne se retrouvent souvent pas dans les cadres de résultats des subventions, selon le CAS

20 Dec 2017
La cause : « les limites budgétaires de la période d’allocation 2017/2019 »
Le CAS appelle à la tenue urgente de discussions interinstitutions incluant les gouvernements donateurs

Ambitious national targets for getting people on treatment often not reflected in grant performance frameworks, GAC says

13 Dec 2017
The reason? “Limitations of budgets in the 2017-2019 allocations period”
GAC calls for urgent inter-agency discussions, with donor governments included

In its report to the Board on the third batch of grants it recommended for approval, the Grant Approvals Committee (GAC) said that it was very concerned that national programs have ambitious goals to continue scaling up antiretroviral therapy (ART), with the aim of achieving the 90-90-90 targets or even treating all patients diagnosed with HIV – but that these goals are not necessarily reflected in performance frameworks because of “limitation


Le Mozambique présente au Fonds mondial une demande de financement de 513,1 millions de dollars pour la lutte conjointe contre le VIH et la tuberculose

20 Jun 2017
Deux nouveaux récipiendaires principaux de la société civile appuieront l’intensification du programme à destination des populations clés