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Classement des 20 pays ayant reçu les allocations les plus élevées du Fonds mondial pour la lutte contre les trois maladies
Le Mozambique, l’Inde et le Nigeria se sont vu allouer les sommes les plus importantes au titre du VIH, de la tuberculose et du paludisme
A ‘top 20’ ranking of countries with the largest Global Fund 2020-2022 allocations for the three diseases
Mozambique, India, and Nigeria received the largest allocations for HIV, TB and malaria
Multi-country grant for Southern Africa receives $12 million
On 22 February 2019, the Global Fund Board approved one multi-country grant, one matching funds request and one set of interventions on the Unfunded Quality Demand (UQD) Register –– worth a total of $16.0 million. The Board was acting on the recommendations of the Technical Review Panel (TRP) and the Grant Approvals Committee (GAC). This was the 17th batch of approvals from the 2017–2019 allocations.
Another $66 million was approved for interventions on the UQD Register
On 31 January 2019, the Global Fund Board approved three country grants worth $13.4 million. It also approved two multicountry grants valued at $22.5 million. The Board was acting on the recommendations of the Technical Review Panel (TRP) and the Grant Approvals Committee (GAC). See Tables 1 and 2 for listings of the country and multi-country grants.
Inadequate oversight and lack of rules for handling expenses were contributing factors
In an investigation of Global Fund grants to Mozambique, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has found that the Executive Secretary of Mozambique’s Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) was responsible for non-compliant expenditures of $26,020 over the period of a year between 2016 and 2017, by claiming false expenses and vouchers. Of this, $22,593 was fraudulent.
$16 million in matching funds also approved
Countries include Armenia, Bhutan, Chad, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, El Salvador, Guatemala, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mozambique, Romania, Suriname, Tunisia
On 17 August 2018 and on 26 October 2018, the Global Fund Board approved two HIV grants and three TB grants worth $28.1 million. The Board also approved $15.9 million in matching funds requests for six components.
Fluctuations monétaires : comment le Fonds mondial et les récipiendaires principaux gèrent le risque
Dans les pays confrontés à la volatilité monétaire, différentes approches sont adoptées pour protéger les achats
Les fluctuations monétaires constituent une préoccupation importante pour les parties prenantes du Fonds mondial, notamment les pays bénéficiaires dont la monnaie peut connaître des variations significatives sur des périodes relativement courtes. La force du dollar US et de l’euro ces dernières années a encore aggravé le problème pour de nombreux pays.
In countries with currency volatility, various approaches are used to protect procurement
Currency fluctuations are a major concern for Global Fund stakeholders, particularly recipient countries whose domestic currency can experience significant shifts over relatively short periods of time. The strength of both the US dollar and the Euro in recent years has further exacerbated this issue for many countries.
Mozambique’s TB/HIV funding request to the Global Fund builds on achievements of current grants, TRP says
Matching funds requests sent back for iteration
Among the grants approved by the Board in the third batch of funding (see GFO article) were four TB/HIV grants to Mozambique. In this article, we report on the comments of the Technical Review Panel (TRP) and the Grant Approvals Committee (GAC) on the funding request from which these grants emanated.