The Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria announced its approval of funding of up to $53.3 million for three interim applicants in the transition phase of the new funding model (NFM) on 23 December.
In approving the funding, the Board was acting on recommendations from the Technical Review Panel (TRP) and the Secretariat, including the Grant Approvals Committee (GAC).
The Global Fund has adopted a revised Eligibility and Counterpart Financing Policy to replace the old Eligibility, Counterpart Financing and Prioritization Policy. Aside from the fact that the prioritisation section of the policy was dropped – it is no longer relevant in the context of the new funding model (NFM) – the revisions were not particularly extensive.
Pakistan is the first interim applicant in the transition phase of the new funding model (NFM) to be awarded money. On 3 May, the Global Fund Board approved funding in the amount of $8 million. This is the same amount that was identified for Pakistan when the interim applicants were announced (see GFO article).
Communities and NGO Delegations Seek More Information on Funding Allocations for the Transition Phase of the NFM
The Communities and NGO delegations on the Global Fund Board have written to Executive Director Mark Dybul seeking clarification and additional information on how funding was allocated to early and interim applicants in the transition phase of the new funding model (NFM).
In an email sent to Board members on 7 March, Global Fund Executive Director Mark Dybul provided additional information on the transition phase of the new funding model (NFM). The email was in response to questions posed to the Secretariat since the NFM was launched on 28 February.
The Global Fund forecasts that $1.9 billion will be available in 2013–2014 for the transition period of the new funding model (NFM). The transition period will run from March 2013 to September 2014. The NFM was formally launched on Thursday, 28 February. The announcement was made in a news release issued by the Global Fund.