Challenges remain in the "inherent structure and paradigm" of the Global Fund, study says

6 Feb 2018
"Lack of country offices has many negative downstream effects

Despite the reforms that are associated with the new funding model (NFM), challenges remain “in the inherent structure and paradigm of the Global Fund.” The lack of country offices has many negative downstream effects, including having to rely on in-country partners, and ineffective coordination of in-country activities.


Processes related to the implementation of the 2012-2016 Strategy are ineffective: OIG

5 Apr 2016
However, actions are being taken to address the problem

The processes and controls for the implementation of of the 2012-2016 strategy are currently ineffective, the Office of the Inspector General says, although actions are being taken to improve them. This information is contained in a report on an audit conducted by the OIG. The report was released on 8 March.


Only a small number of country concept notes remain to be processed

22 Mar 2016
Almost 90% of the notes are in grant-making or have already resulted in Board-approved grants

The Secretariat has provided an update on the new funding model to the Strategy, Investment and Impact Committee and the Financial and Operational Performance Committee. The update has not been made public but Aidspan has received permission to report on its contents. The Secretariat also provided Aidspan with additional information for this article.


Sustainability lessons from transitions in Costa Rica, Fiji, Romania, and Bulgaria

25 Jan 2016

In anticipation of The Global Fund’s new strategy (2017-2022), many are calling for clarity on how the Fund will ensure the sustainability of its investments. This is particularly relevant as the Fund transitions out of many upper-middle-income countries.


Survey finds African key populations still largely excluded from decision-making, despite NFM promises

23 Nov 2015
Participation diminishes as countries move through the stages of the application process

According to a new report, cornerstone principals of the new funding model, such as inclusive country dialogue and meaningful participation, have not translated in practice for key populations in sub-Saharan Africa.

Global Fund greenlights regional TB program for miners in Southern Africa

18 Aug 2015

The Wits Health Consortium has been approved as the principal recipient on a new, $30 million regional grant to address the growing problem of tuberculosis among Southern Africa’s miners.


Country-led and community-owned? How cultural imperatives at the global level translate on the ground

18 Aug 2015

In my seven years as a technical advisor to the National Department of Health in Papua New Guinea, I watched the evolution of the relationship between the country and the Global Fund.


Sustainability at core of new HIV strategy in Moldova

18 Aug 2015
Transition away from Global Fund support figures prominently in the development of the 2016-2020 strategic plan currently under development

In developing its new national strategy for HIV/AIDS, Moldova is, equally, drafting a transition plan that is predicated on the assumption that there will be no more Global Fund support for prevention, treatment and care interventions from 2018.


In Malaysia, innovative but vulnerable work to reach MSM with HIV testing

17 Aug 2015

In October 2014, the Kuala Lumpur AIDS Support Services Society (KLASS) was selected as a sub-recipient under the Global Fund’s new funding model (NFM) to help conduct a new pilot HIV program targeting men who have sex with men (MSM).


New report measures impact of civil society participation in priority-setting in NFM concept notes

17 Aug 2015
Eight countries in Eastern and Southern Africa were evaluated for the report

Meaningful participation of civil society in country dialogue has been a central pillar of the Global Fund’s New Funding Model (NFM). Money has been invested, meetings have been held, and documents have been published. But did it matter?