New HIV infections and HIV-related deaths are on the rise in Pakistan, says OIG

24 Jun 2020
Adequacy and effectiveness of interventions and implementation arrangements need significant improvement


‘Realities on the ground’ for Asia-Pacific civil society’s engagement in Global Fund ‘country dialogue’ are improving

12 Feb 2020
2018 survey reflects results from Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Vietnam


Global Fund Board approves initiatives worth $18 million from the Unfunded Quality Demand Register

31 Jul 2019
A private sector contribution of $2 million will support RAI grant in Southeast Asia; others through portfolio optimization

On 24 July 2019, the Global Fund Board approved funding in the amount of $18.0 million from the 2017-2019 allocations for several interventions on the Unfunded Quality Demand (UQD) Register. The funds will be added to three existing country grants and one existing multi-country grant. The sources of these funds are portfolio optimization and a private sector contribution. (See Table 1 below.)


HIV outbreak in Pakistan draws attention to major failures in healthcare system

25 Jun 2019
More than 600 people, mostly children, infected through unsafe medical practices

An outbreak of HIV among children in Pakistan that began in April, in the province of Sindh, has caused outrage in the country and attracted worldwide media attention. So far more than 600 people, more than 80% of whom are children, have been infected with HIV most likely due to unsafe use of syringes, intravenous drips and unsafe blood transfusions.


Global Fund’s management and framework for investments in health systems need significant improvement, OIG says

28 May 2019
Risk mitigation measures for health system activities deemed ‘partially effective’

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted the first audit of the Global Fund’s Resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health (RSSH) investments aiming “to provide reasonable assurance on the adequacy and effectiveness of Global Fund processes for the management of RSSH activities”.


OIG seeks to address newly emerging themes which are cause for concern this year

29 Nov 2016

As reported in the last GF0 issue # 300 here, the OIG’s Progress report mentioned challenges it faced in 2016. The report also mentions some other issues which have emerged in the latter part of 2016 which if not addressed, could pose problems in achieving its operational objectives and targets into 2017.

Après des mois de retard, l’accord-cadre pour les subventions du Pakistan est prêt à être signé

18 Feb 2016
Les subventions existantes ont été prolongées pour permettre aux décaissements de ne pas être interrompus

Après un retard d’environ six mois, l’accord-cadre pour les subventions du Fonds mondial au Pakistan va enfin être signé.

D’après le nouveau modèle de financement, chaque pays doit signer un accord-cadre qui détaille les termes et les conditions pour toutes les subventions du pays en question. Ensuite, des documents de confirmation sont signées séparement pour chaque subvention approuvée par le Fonds mondial.


After months of delay, the framework agreement for grants to Pakistan is set to be signed

18 Feb 2016
Existing grants have been extended to ensure that disbursements are not interrupted

After a delay of about six months, the framework agreement for Global Fund grants to Pakistan is set to be signed the week of 22 February.

Under the new funding model, each country signs a framework agreement which spells out the terms and conditions for all grants to that country. Then, separate grant confirmation forms are signed for each grant for which The Global Fund Board has approved funding.


OIG audit of grants to Pakistan reveals weaknesses in implementation arrangements, and financial and procurement management

2 Oct 2015
Internal controls over programmatic activities were assessed as being generally effective

An audit by the Office of the Inspector General of grants to Pakistan concluded that while internal controls over programmatic activities are generally effective, there is considerable room for improvement in implementation arrangements, financial management, and procurement and supply chain management.


Pakistan Becomes the First Country to Be Awarded Money Under the New Funding Model

7 May 2013
$8 million will be added to an existing TB grant
Funds will be used to replenish stocks of first-line drugs

Pakistan is the first interim applicant in the transition phase of the new funding model (NFM) to be awarded money. On 3 May, the Global Fund Board approved funding in the amount of $8 million. This is the same amount that was identified for Pakistan when the interim applicants were announced (see GFO article).