What We Are

Aidspan is an international non-governmental organisation based in Kenya whose mission is to reinforce the effectiveness of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Aidspan does so by serving as an independent watchdog of the Global Fund and of the implementers of its grants. 

Aidspan’s vision is that the Global Fund will raise and disburse adequate money to fight AIDS, TB and malaria worldwide, with the Fund and the implementers of its grants being fully transparent, fully accountable, and achieving the greatest possible impact.
 
Aidspan’s Strategic Framework in One Page is available here.
 
Aidspan finances its work primarily through grants from governments and foundations. Aidspan does not accept funding of any kind from the Global Fund
 
Aidspan and the Global Fund maintain a positive working relationship, but have no formal connection. Aidspan does not allow its strategic, programmatic or editorial decision-making to be influenced by the Global Fund or by relationships with actual or potential funders. Furthermore, the Global Fund and Aidspan’s funders bear no responsibility for the contents of any Aidspan publication.
 
Aidspan was incorporated in the USA in 2002 and was registered in 2003 as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation. From 2002-2007 Aidspan performed most of its work from New York City.
 
Since 2007 Aidspan has employed most of its staff and performed most of its work in Kenya . Aidspan believes that a watchdog committed to bolstering the effectiveness of the Global Fund and holding it accountable should be based in the global South, where Global Fund grants are implemented, rather than in the global North, where most of the money comes from.