Huzeifa Bodal is a Team Leader at the global programme BACKUP Health implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.
New Global Fund Report shows massive disruption to health care caused by COVID-19 in Africa and Asia
A new report by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria shows that the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly interrupted health systems and health service delivery for communicable diseases such as HIV, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria in low- and middle-income countries in Africa and Asia in 2020.
Voices of the People IV: Africa calls for investments in health systems at the sixth Global Fund Partnership Forums
The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria organized the 6th Partnership Forums for the Africa region from 15 to 18 February 2021. The Forums, entirely virtual due to the COVID-19 restrictions, reviewed input received on Strategy development to date and collected the perspectives of a wide range of stakeholders.
The Global Fund is on track to maximize disease impact during this strategic period, says its strategic mid-term review
The Technical Evaluation Reference Group (TERG) of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB), and Malaria commissioned a mid-term review of its 2017-2022 strategy. The review found mixed progress towards the strategic objectives (SOs).
The Global Fund has recognized the importance of health systems in the response to the three pandemics since its inception, but building resilient and sustainable systems for health became a strategic pillar in the Global Fund’s 2017-2022 strategy "Investing to End Epidemics".
West and Central Africa is one of the most challenging regions for Global Fund grants. A recent Office of the Inspector General (OIG) advisory review found that weak health systems and insufficient monitoring are linked to low grant execution and slow progress against the diseases.
Global Fund’s management and framework for investments in health systems need significant improvement, OIG says
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted the first audit of the Global Fund’s Resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health (RSSH) investments aiming “to provide reasonable assurance on the adequacy and effectiveness of Global Fund processes for the management of RSSH activities”.
Are African countries ready for the Global Fund’s Sixth Replenishment’s push toward greater domestic financing to end HIV, TB and malaria?
This year (2019) is a replenishment year for the Global Fund. With every replenishment comes a greater push for more domestic financing. Are the African countries ready?
Among the grants approved by the Global Fund Board on 21 December 2018 (see GFO article) were three multi-country grants. Two of the grants were for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA); the third was for West and Central Africa. (See table.)
The Global Fund’s Country Coordinating Mechanism evolution project prepares consultants at Casablanca workshop
The Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) hub of the Global Fund Secretariat organized a workshop in Casablanca, Morocco, from September 17 to 21, 2018, aimed to orient consultants who have been selected to support the 18 countries included in the pilot phase of the Global Fund’s CCM evolution project.