Global Fund expresses concern over Benin’s plan to shift funds away from HIV and malaria towards an RSSH funding request
When it reviewed the funding requests from Benin, the Grant Approvals Committee (GAC) and the Technical Review Panel (TRP) expressed serious concerns about what they perceived as gaps in Benin’s HIV and malaria programs – which, they said, were partly due to the decision of the country coordinating mechanism (CCM) to shift some of its allocation towards an RSSH funding request.
The original allocation for Benin was as follows:
On 20 March 2017, the deadline for applications in Window 1 of the current funding cycle, the Uganda country coordinating mechanism (CCM) submitted a funding request containing three components: TB/HIV, malaria and RSSH (resilient and sustainable systems for health). The CCM also submitted a proposed program split for its 2017-2019 allocation.
In the allocation letters to countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA), the Global Fund made a strong push for increasing investments in building resilient and sustainable systems for health (RSSH).
Les pays ne peuvent pas reporter les fonds non-utilisés dans leur allocation pour la période 2017/2019
Si, à la date de fin de la subvention en cours, un pays possède des fonds non utilisés, il ne peut pas les intégre
If a country has unused funds in an existing grant when the grant reaches its termination date, it cannot carry them forward into the allocations for 2017-2019. “Unused” means undisbursed or uncommitted at the Secretariat level, or cash remaining uncommitted at the implementer level.
In its latest report, the Grant Approvals Committee (GAC) recommended approval of funding for a TB/HIV grant to Central Africa Republic. The report mentions, among other things, that “GAC partners highlighted the opportunity to put into place an action to strengthen the CCM [country coordinating mechanism].”