Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Global Fund 10 year Anniversary

 

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: 

 

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.

Key Dates
• 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.

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.

 

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