The Global Fund Board has approved changes to the composition of its three standing committees – the Strategy Committee (SC); the Audit and Finance Committee (AFC); and the Ethics and Governance Committee (EGC). The Board also approved changes to the selection processes for both the leadership and the membership of the committees.
The Annals of Global Health, a peer-reviewed journal, published in May an article by Georgetown University researchers Dr Matthew Kavanagh and Lixue Chen, called “Governance and Health Aid from the Global Fund: Effects Beyond Fighting Disease”.
Funding requests to the Global Fund in next allocation period will need to scale up investments in RSSH, TRP says
Despite the progress that has been made, a greater focus on resilient and sustainable systems for health (RSSH) will be required in the 2020–2022 allocation period if the Global Fund is to achieve its RSSH-related strategic objectives, the Technical Review Panel (TRP) says in a report released recently on RSSH investments in the
In an article in GFO 344 published on 17 October 2018, we reported on the contents of the advisory review on governance conducted by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG). We also reported on measures in the Global Fund’s Governance Action Plan which was developed in response to the advisory review.
OIG releases reports on investigations into Global Fund grants in Papua New Guinea, Nigeria and Eswatini
Between 10 July and 20 August 2018, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released reports on three different investigations into Global Fund grants in Papua New Guinea, Nigeria, and the Kingdom of Eswatini (formerly known as Swaziland).
A follow-up audit of three grants to Tanzania has found that although Tanzania continues to make progress against the three diseases, quality of service issues persist, particularly in the HIV program. The audit also found that men who have sex with men (MSM) continue to face major barriers accessing services.
Going into the regional consultations on country coordinating mechanisms (CCMs), the Global Fund was proposing to adopt a differentiated approach to the role and structure of CCMs. They said that instead of having one standard model for all countries, as at present, there should be several models based on country size and operational context.
The Global Fund Board has voted to amend its Bylaws to convert the non-voting seat on the Board currently reserved for a Swiss citizen residing in Switzerland to one reserved for “one representative of public donors which are currently not part of a voting donor constituency but have each pledged a contribution of as least $10 million in the current replenishment cycle.” The Board also asked the Secretariat to invite these donors to join this
Five strategic themes emerge from the OIG’s audits and investigations of Global Fund grants and processes in 2016
Five significant strategic themes emerged from the work of the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) in 2016: