On 24 July 2019, the Global Fund Board approved funding in the amount of $18.0 million from the 2017-2019 allocations for several interventions on the Unfunded Quality Demand (UQD) Register. The funds will be added to three existing country grants and one existing multi-country grant. The sources of these funds are portfolio optimization and a private sector contribution. (See Table 1 below.)
On 22 March 2019, the Global Fund Board approved funding for two country grants and supplementary funding for a third –– for a total value of $11.0 million. Interventions worth $4.1 million were added to the Unfunded Quality Demand (UQD) Register. Domestic commitments for the programs included in the approved country grants amounted to $28.5 million. (See Table 1 for details.)
Le Conseil d’administration du Fonds mondial approuve des fonds pour une première série d’interventions du registre des demandes de qualité non financées pour 2017/2019, identifiées dans le cadre de l’optimisation du portefeuille
Global Fund Board approves funding for first set of interventions on UQD register for 2017–2019 identified through portfolio optimization
A Global Fund multi-country program in Southeast Asia helps countries SHIFT towards sustainable HIV financing
Philippines’ HIV funding request to the Global Fund contains a good mix of prevention and treatment: TRP
The Philippines’ HIV funding request was strategically focused with appropriately targeted investments towards HIV prevention programs for key populations, and access to testing and treatment services. This was the conclusion of the Technical Review Panel (TRP) and the Grant Approvals Committee (GAC) when they reviewed the request.
Transition planning is a road towards programmatic sustainability, says Curatio International Foundation
In 2015, the Global Fund commissioned the development of the Transition Preparedness Assessment (TPA) Framework. The tool assesses the readiness of various countries to carry out the transition of their HIV, TB and malaria programs from the Global Fund’s support to domestic funding. “The road to sustainability: transition preparedness assessment framework” has been developed by the Curatio International Foundation (CIF).
The Global Fund has reversed a demand that it imposed three years ago that the Tropical Disease Foundation (TDF), a principal recipient (PR) in the Philippines, repay the Fund $1.77 million of grant money.
The Global Fund has resumed funding for four of the five suspended grants to the Philippines, with different principal recipients (PRs) at the helm - and was expected shortly to sign an agreement with a new PR for the fifth grant. The five grants were suspended in September 2009, following evidence of unauthorised expenditures by the PR, Tropical Disease Foundation (TDF).
An audit conducted on the implementation of Global Fund grants in the Philippines documents numerous systems weaknesses, accounting irregularities and unauthorised expenditures on the part of one principal recipient (PR), the Tropical Diseases Foundation (TDF).