From the GFO Editor

10 Mar 2007

Friends of the Global Fund Africa

Last month, Friends of the Global Fund Africa (Friends Africa) held its inaugural meeting in Kigali, Rwanda. This is the fourth Friends organization to be established; the others are in the USA, Japan and Europe. Each of them is formally independent of the Fund.


Over 300 Organizations Sign International Appeal for Global Fund Financing

24 Aug 2005

Over 300 organizations in 67 countries have signed the International Appeal for Full Funding of the Global Fund. This Appeal was launched two weeks ago by the three NGO board members of the Global Fund, backed by a coalition of NGOs in Europe, North America and Japan.


Urgent Call for Action regarding Global Fund financing

10 Aug 2005

To: Global Fund supporters around the world

From: Rita Arauz Molina, Global Fund board member representing Developing Country NGOs

Peter van Rooijen, Global Fund board member representing Developed Country NGOs

Anandi Yuvaraj, Global Fund board member representing communities living with HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria

Date: 10 August 2005

Re: Urgent Call for Action regarding Global Fund financing


Global Fund Grants are Three Months Behind Schedule, on Average

5 May 2005

Global Fund grants are, on average, three months behind schedule, according to an analysis conducted by Aidspan, the NGO that publishes GFO.


New Chair and Vice-Chair

24 Apr 2005

The Board elected Dr. Carol Jacobs of Barbados to serve as Chair for the next two years, and it elected Prof. Michel Kazatchkine to serve as Vice-Chair. They took over from Mr. Tommy Thompson, former US Secretary of Health and Human Services, and Dr. Helene Rossert, head of the French NGO AIDES, respectively, whose terms of office had expired.


Global Fund Board Completes Tenth Board Meeting

24 Apr 2005

This issue of GFO is devoted almost entirely to decisions made at the Global Fund board meeting that took place in Geneva on April 21-22. The Fund holds three board meetings per year. This was the tenth such meeting. GFO was present, with observer status.


NGOs Choose New Global Fund Board Members

17 Apr 2005

NGO delegations to the Global Fund have chosen new board members and alternates to represent them.

Elizabeth Mataka (znan@zamnet.zm), Executive Director of the Zambia National AIDS Network (ZNAN), will serve for the rest of 2005 as Alternate (that is, Deputy) board member representing Developing Country NGOs, and then for 2006 as the board member.


The Major Strengths and Weaknesses of Previous Applications to the Fund

27 Mar 2005

Chapter 3 of "The Aidspan Guide to Round 5 Applications to the Global Fund" discusses the strengths and weaknesses of applications submitted in Rounds 3 and 4. The list provided is based on an extensive analysis by Aidspan of comments made on those applications by the TRP.

The main strengths that the TRP has mentioned are as follows:


Deciding Whether to Consider Submitting a Non-CCM Proposal

27 Mar 2005

[The following is an excerpt from "The Aidspan Guide to Round 5 Applications to the Global Fund", available at www.aidspan.org/guides.]


CCMs need to Move Fast to Implement New Requirements

7 Mar 2005

At its November meeting, the Global Fund Board resolved that for all proposals submitted for Round 5, and for all Phase 2 renewals as of June 2005, CCMs must follow some key new requirements. Because these are requirements rather than just recommendations, the Round 5 application form can be expected to ask for proof that these requirements have been implemented.

The requirements are: