health systems


GIZ BACKUP Health strengthens its focus on health systems and evolves to meet the demand

8 Sep 2021
Strong health systems are common denominators for the successful implementation of all global health initiatives, says Huzeifa Bodal

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

21 Apr 2021

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

10 Mar 2021
Investing in strong health systems is essential to end HIV, TB and malaria epidemics

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

4 Nov 2020
However, progress toward building health systems and promoting human rights is more subdued

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).


Global Fund impact on building and strengthening a health system: The example of Rwanda

12 Aug 2019
Rwanda was quick to respond to the opportunity the Global Fund presented to strengthen its health system

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".


Regional Community Treatment Observatory catalyzes Global Fund investments in West Africa

25 Jun 2019
Community monitoring grant alleviates stock-outs and improves data quality

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

28 May 2019
Risk mitigation measures for health system activities deemed ‘partially effective’

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?

29 Jan 2019
Health funding competes with funding for basic social needs such as education and nutrition

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?


Three multi-country initiatives were among grants approved by the Global Fund Board

28 Jan 2019
Two grants in the EECA and one in West and Central Africa were valued collectively at $24 million

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

16 Oct 2018
Technical assistance consultants will support 18 selected countries in the pilot phase

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.


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