Make the Financial Transaction Tax Work for the Global Fund
- The Global Fund’s Executive Director to Step Down in March
- The Global Fund Appoints Gabriel Jaramillo as General Manager
- UNAIDS commits its support to the Global Fund and calls for solidarity
- Video - Global Fund Supporters Call for Continuing Action at Tenth Birthday
- Ten-year fight for world health - A war chest, by Kofi Annan
- The Transformation of the Global Fund - Concerns and Opportunities
- Health and Science - Dispatch from Davos – The Global Fund’s 10-year journey
- The Global Fund Welcomes Us$750 Million Promissory Note from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
- The Global Fund – saved and wrapped in the US flag?
- Yvonne Chaka Chaka's Speech of the World Economic Forums’ Crsytal AwardSaudi Arabia Donates US $25,000,000 to the Global Fund
- Don't Stop Now: How Underfunding the Global Fund Impacts on the HIV Response - International HIV/AIDS Alliance report on the Global Fund warns millions will go without HIV services
Report of the High-Level Independent Review Panel on Fiduciary Controls and Oversight Mechanism
The High-Level Independent Review Panel on Fiduciary Controls and Oversight Mechanism was established in March after the Global Fund’s Office of the Inspector General reported misappropriation of Global Fund grant funds in some countries.
The panel has submitted its recommendations to the Global Fund’s Board and finds that the organization needs to focus much more on its core business of managing grants to save and protect lives. It recommends improving financial and Board oversight, simplifying grant application processes, and putting in place a robust risk management framework.
Read the report here.
News on the High-Level Panel Report:
- Global Fund Welcomes Call by Independent High Level Panel for Stronger Financial Safeguards
- NGO Leaders: Global Fund Champions Proactive Measures against Fraud
- Global Fund verdict could be devastating for the fight against Aids
Round 11 Call for Proposals
Round 11 Call for Proposals is now open, with a submission date of December 15, 2011. As with previous rounds, there are a number of changes to the application process and the eligibility criteria for countries wishing to apply. There are also a number of important lessons and opportunities that civil society organizations can take into account as they get involved in Round 11 proposal development.
• The call for proposals for Round 11 was launched August 15, 2011
• The deadline for submission of funding proposals is December 15, 2011
• Funding decisions will be made at a Meeting of the Global Fund Board to be held in May 2012.
Round 11 Resources and Guides:
Guide: Supporting community-based responses to AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria: A guidance tool for including community systems strengthening in proposals for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
NGO Leaders: Distorted Claims About Global Fund Grants Hurt the Poorest
On January 23, 2011, Associated Press ran a story about the misuse of Global Fund funds. A media storm ensued. Below you will find links to the original story and other commentaries on this issue.
- AP Enterprise: Fraud Plagues Global Health Fund (original news story)
- Global Fund statement on abuse of funds in some countries
- VIDEO: Monitoring global aid funding
- Why The AP Story Is Good News for the Global Fund
- The Global Fund Got It Right On Corruption
- Joint statement by RESULTS Canada, the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and the Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development
- Sign-On Letter developed by RESULTS Canada, the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and the Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development
About the Global Fund:
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Malaria and TB was formed between 2000 and 2002, when a permanent Secretariat was formed. Initial financing was provided by the G8 countries when they met in Genoa in 2001. The Global Fund Board consists of representatives of donor and recipient governments, NGOs, the private sector (businesses and foundations) and affected communities. Key partners also participate - UNAIDS, WHO, Roll Back Malaria, Stop TB, UNITAID and the World Bank. It meets twice a year and is responsible for overall governance and the approval of grants. For more information on the Global Fund, click here.
ICAD's former Executive Director, Michael O'Connor, served as a member of the delegation of developed country NGOs from 2002. During this time he served on the Partnership Forum Steering Committee in 2004 and 2006.
ICAD coordinated an NGO meeting for Global Fund Executive Director, Michel Kazatchkine in April 2009.