French Ambassador Lays Out Her Roadmap for the Global Fund

3 Aug 2012

Editor's Note: In the session on "The Global Fund: The Next 5 Years" at the International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C. on 26 July, Mireille Guigaz, Ambassador of France for the Fight Against HIV and Communicable Diseases, and representative of France on the Global Fund Board, described what she saw as the opportunities, challenges and risks for the Fund.


Should the Global Fund Try to Recover All "Losses"?, Sub-Committee Asks

16 Dec 2011

Report touches on several issues related to the OIG


Sub-committee says that imposing more and more requirements on implementers may cause some of them to "walk away"



Board Adopts Evaluation Strategy

16 Dec 2011

As reported in our Board decisions article in GFO 167, the Global Fund Board has approved a five-year Evaluation Strategy. This article provides additional information.


Board Releases Summary of Board Meeting on the Report of the High-Level Panel

13 Oct 2011

Recommendations to be implemented with a goal of avoiding any increases in staffing or administration

Staff managing grants to spend considerably more time in-country


Global Fund Board Accepts Most of the Recommendations of the High-Level Panel

28 Sep 2011

Consolidated Transformation Plan to be developed by November 2011

Several recommendations to be implemented immediately


High Level Panel Releases Report Recommending Major Changes to the Global Fund

20 Sep 2011

A High Level Panel led by former President Mogae of Botswana and former US Secretary of Health and Human Services Michael Leavitt has recommended in its report, released yesterday, that the Global Fund make some major changes in its structure and working methods.


Global Fund Board Chair Resigns Due to Illness

23 Aug 2011

Vice-Chair to serve as Interim Chair until new elections are held

On 16 August 2011, the Global Fund announced that Martin Dinham has resigned as Chair of the Global Fund Board "due to an unexpected deterioration in a long-standing health condition."


Call for Nominations for the Communities Delegation on the Global Fund Board

9 Aug 2011

The Communities Delegation on the Global Fund Board, which represents communities living with HIV and TB, and affected by malaria, has issued a call for nominations for membership on the delegation. Membership would be for a three-year period, 2012-2014. The position is unpaid and requires a commitment of about eight hours per week (on average). The deadline for applications is Friday, 12 August at 15:00 GMT.


Board Rejects Request for Phase 2 Funding from Sri Lanka

24 Sep 2010

In August 2010, the Global Fund Board rejected a request for funding for Phase 2 of a Round 6 tuberculosis (TB) grant in Sri Lanka. This is the first time in more than three years that the Global Fund has declined to approve a Phase 2 request. Some Board members opposed the decision.


New "Country Team Approach" Adopted for Managing Grants

24 Sep 2010

The Global Fund is making some changes to the way the Secretariat manages grants. A new "country team approach" is being adopted, initially in 13 countries, but it will encompass a further 29 countries by the second quarter of 2011.