Global Fund Board awards $53.3 million to three more interim applicants

6 Jan 2014
Egypt, Suriname and Tanzania join ranks of interim funding recipients

The Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria announced its approval of funding of up to $53.3 million for three interim applicants in the transition phase of the new funding model (NFM) on 23 December.

In approving the funding, the Board was acting on recommendations from the Technical Review Panel (TRP) and the Secretariat, including the Grant Approvals Committee (GAC).


Revised Eligibility Policy Retains the Main Elements of the Old Policy

9 Nov 2013
Countries that become newly ineligible will benefit from transition provision
NGO rule is retained

The Global Fund has adopted a revised Eligibility and Counterpart Financing Policy to replace the old Eligibility, Counterpart Financing and Prioritization Policy. Aside from the fact that the prioritisation section of the policy was dropped – it is no longer relevant in the context of the new funding model (NFM) – the revisions were not particularly extensive.


Pakistan Becomes the First Country to Be Awarded Money Under the New Funding Model

7 May 2013
$8 million will be added to an existing TB grant
Funds will be used to replenish stocks of first-line drugs

Pakistan is the first interim applicant in the transition phase of the new funding model (NFM) to be awarded money. On 3 May, the Global Fund Board approved funding in the amount of $8 million. This is the same amount that was identified for Pakistan when the interim applicants were announced (see GFO article). 


Communities and NGO Delegations Seek More Information on Funding Allocations for the Transition Phase of the NFM

6 May 2013

The Communities and NGO delegations on the Global Fund Board have written to Executive Director Mark Dybul seeking clarification and additional information on how funding was allocated to early and interim applicants in the transition phase of the new funding model (NFM).


Additional Information on Transition Phase

11 Mar 2013

In an email sent to Board members on 7 March, Global Fund Executive Director Mark Dybul provided additional information on the transition phase of the new funding model (NFM). The email was in response to questions posed to the Secretariat since the NFM was launched on 28 February.


An Estimated $1.9 Billion Will Be Available for the Transition Period

1 Mar 2013
New funding model is officially launched
Fifty-seven early and interim applicants identified

The Global Fund forecasts that $1.9 billion will be available in 2013–2014 for the transition period of the new funding model (NFM). The transition period will run from March 2013 to September 2014. The NFM was formally launched on Thursday, 28 February. The announcement was made in a news release issued by the Global Fund.