Database of civil society organizations in Burkina Faso boosts the community response

16 Dec 2015
Database fed into the development of an HSS concept note

A database of civil society organizations in Burkina Faso was instrumental in developing the community component of a concept note on health systems strengthening, according to Simon Kaboré, executive director of RAME (Réseau pour l’Accès aux Médicaments Essentiels) and member of the country coordinating mechanism.


Operating budget and workplan for 2016 approved

17 Nov 2015
At $305 million, the budget is up slightly from 2015

The Global Fund Board has approved an operating budget of $305 million for 2016, which includes $16.3 million for the Office of the Inspector General. This compares to actual expenditures of $286 million in 2014 and projected expenditures of $296 million for 2015.


More attention should be paid to data collection and use, authors say

31 Oct 2015
“There is a lack of data to guide smart investment decisions”

The Global Fund needs to accord a much higher priority to data collection and use, according to Cathryn Streifel and Todd Summers, authors of a paper on “Data for Decisionmaking and the Global Fund.” The paper, published in October by the Center for Strategic International Studies, was based on a discussion organized by CSIS among a small group of data experts.


Global Fund Project in Zimbabwe Uses Technology to Improve Data Collection

22 May 2013
Similar projects are underway in many other countries

A project being implemented under a Global Fund grant will improve Zimbabwe's health information systems by providing Internet connection infrastructure for 82 urban and rural sites. The Zimbabwe project is just one of many similar projects around the world where modern communications technology is being used to enhance data collection.


The Global Fund Should Take Transparency to Another Level

18 Apr 2013

by Robert Bourgoing


Global Fund Provides CCMs with NewTool for Grant Oversight

11 Mar 2010

The Global Fund has introduced the "dashboard," an information tool designed to support country coordinating mechanisms (CCMs) as they carry out their grant oversight functions.