In 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Global Fund developed a new funding modality, the COVID-19 Response Mechanism (C19RM) with the objectives of funding interventions at country level that focused on:
Following the Board approval of the global disease split in November 2021, the technical parameters of the allocation formula were reviewed by the Secretariat – together with technical partners on the disease burden indicators – and were recommended to the Strategy Committee (SC) in March/April.
As the Seventh Replenishment conference looms closer, attention of the Global Fund and its partners is on the pledges being made in support of it.
On 11 March 2022 the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) published its audit report on the Global Fund Grants in Kenya.
According to the report, the Global Fund had approved $1.8 billion and disbursed over $1.4 billion to Kenya.
The Governance Action Plan 2.0 (GAP 2.0), developed in response to the 2020-21 Governance Performance Assessment (GPA), was endorsed by the Ethics and Governance Committee (EGC) in July 2021. The GAP 2.0 has two priority workstreams:
Given the uncertain future, we can readily understand the Global Fund enthusiastically welcoming President Joe Biden’s request to the United States Congress for a commitment of $2 billion for the Global Fund for fiscal year 2023, the first year of the Global Fund’s 2023-2025 funding cycle.
Since I wrote my first article on the Global Fund Operational Policy Manual (GF OPM) an updated version (Issue 2.35) was published on 11 March 2022. Guess what? The only changes are to the introduction that I had written about. Sorry to bore you by looking again at this section but I think it is interesting to see what updates have been made.