The Global Fund Board has launched a recruitment process for the Technical Review Panel, the independent body of experts that reviews funding applications to the Global Fund, and ensures that their strategic focus is aligned to the Global Fund Strategy 2017-2022.
The Technical Evaluation Reference Group (TERG), the Technical Review Panel (TRP), and the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), three Global Fund bodies that are independent of the Secretariat, have recently evaluated and audited the Global Fund investments in building “Resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health” (RSSH), which make up 27% of all Global Fun
According to the Technical Review Panel (TRP), integration, both across the three diseases as well as more broadly to other health services such as RMNCAH (reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health) –– a priority articulated in the Global Fund Strategy 2017–2022 –– is lacking in funding requests.
TRP identifies gaps in human resources for health interventions in funding requests to the Global Fund
“Many funding requests do not acknowledge or address the common problem of shortage or maldistribution of human resources for health (HRH),” the Technical Review Panel (TRP) says. “Some funding requests did not mention HRH challenges nor the risks these pose to meeting service delivery targets.”
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
Main decisions at Global Fund Board meeting relate to operating expenses budget and private sector engagement
On 14-15 November 2018, the Global Fund Board held its 40th meeting in Geneva, Switzerland. GFO was present, with observer status.
Pakistan’s funding request to the Global Fund prioritizes TB case notification and treating MDR-TB cases
Cameroon’s 2017 TB/HIV funding request included a strong focus on communities and key populations. This was a key theme that emerged from the comments from the Technical Review Panel (TRP) and the Grant Approvals Committee (GAC) when they reviewed the request.
Global Fund grants in Guinea are facing numerous challenges.
Global Fund grants to Thailand aim to strengthen services for key populations and support a successful transition
On 1 December 2017, acting on the recommendation of the Global Fund’s Grant Approvals Committee (GAC), the Board approved two grants emanating from Thailand’s 2017 Window 2 TB/HIV funding request. The Ministry of Health’s Department of Disease Control will serve as principal recipient (PR) for one grant, totaling $18.0 million.