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10.

On KPIs, four 2015 performance targets were missed

27 Apr 2016
Eight of the 13 KPIs show strong performance

The Global Fund has failed to meet its 2015 targets on access to funding, value for money, resource mobilization, and human rights protection. The Fund is also unlikely to meet its 2016 target for health system strengthening.

This information was contained in a paper on the results of the Fund’s key performance indicator targets presented to the Board at its meting in Abidjan on 26-27 April.  

3.

Board adopts new Strategy for 2017-2022: “Investing to End Epidemics”

27 Apr 2016
Increased emphasis on health systems, human rights and gender equality

The Global Fund Board has approved a strategy to guide the organization for the next six years.

“The Global Fund Strategy 2017-2022: Investing to End Epidemics” – is built around four strategic objectives, as follows:

8.

The Global Fund submits position paper to U.N. special session on the world drug problem

12 Apr 2016

Current drug control policy undermines, rather than supports, the reach and impact of health programs for people who use drugs. Experience and evidence show that the international community could dramatically improve health and human rights outcomes.

3.

Recommendations for transitioning countries made available

31 Mar 2016
APMGlobal Health and Aidspan release a paper on transition

APMGlobal Health and Aidspan have jointly released recommendations for countries transitioning from Global Fund support. The recommendations are contained in a paper entitled Transitions from donor funding to domestic reliance for HIV responses.

8.

Sustainability is about more than just money, study says

1 Feb 2016
Political will and respect for human rights are among the other factors that need to be considered

Planning for how programs will be sustained after The Global Fund (or any other donor) has withdrawn from a country – or is anticipated to withdraw, sooner or later – must take into account more than just where the money will come from.

2.

Let’s shift our thinking: Tailoring Global Fund support to country needs

7 Jan 2016
The recently adopted Global Fund Strategic Framework 2017-2022 sets important parameters for the partnership to support countries in ending the three epidemics. The new strategic framework will strengthen systems for universal health coverage in line with the Sustainable Developments Goals. It focuses our efforts on those countries and populations with the greatest needs, and challenges us to find tailored (i.e.
6.

Global Fund promises a major effort to expand investment in human rights programming

16 Dec 2015
Under the NFM, guidance on including human rights in concept notes has improved considerably

As far back as Round 10, applicants were asked to indicate how their proposals would help to create an enabling policy and legal environment, and address issues of human rights related to repressive laws and policies.

4.

Losing my (Global Fund Board) virginity

17 Nov 2015

In the past week, I travelled from Mbabane in Swaziland to Geneva in Switzerland. When I was a boy, growing up in Swaziland, we frequently got mail that had been sent, initially, to Switzerland. In the 1970s, no one knew where Swaziland was. Today, the little Southern African kingdom has one of the highest HIV prevalence rates in the world.

6.

Ending the epidemics is a greater challenge than achieving progress: Dybul

17 Nov 2015
Executive Director challenges the Global Fund to do better

Executive Director Mark Dybul provided the Board with a report that celebrated the Global Fund’s achievements but also challenged the Fund to do better on a number of fronts.

3.

The TERG applauds the principles and directions of current strategy but identifies several areas requiring improvement

17 Nov 2015
“Strategic Review 2015” released

The Global Fund Strategy 2012-2016 remains as valid now as it was when it was developed in 2011 and its principles and directions should continue to guide the Fund in the coming years. This was a central conclusion of the Strategic Review 2015, carried out by the Technical Evaluation Reference Group. A report on the review was provided to the Board at its meeting on 16-17 November.

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