Global Fund multi-country program in East Africa spearheads trip to China to learn about harm reduction technologies
Le Fonds mondial a publié la liste finale des promesses de dons faite à la cinquième Conférence de reconstitution qui s’est tenue à Montréal, au Canada, les 16-17 septembre 2016.
I had the privilege of attending my first Global Fund Replenishment meeting last month in Montreal, Canada, as a GFO correspondent. My reports on the formal meeting and side events appeared in GFO 296. The event was split over two days: an afternoon of speeches and a pledging session, in which countries, one-by-one, announc
The Global Fund has released a final list of pledges made up and at the Fifth Replenishment Conference in Montreal, Canada on 16-17 September 2016. The list is available in English in PDF format here.
For nearly a decade, China was one of the largest recipients of grants from the Global Fund for its fight against AIDS, TB and malaria. From 2003-2012, more than $805 million was disbursed to support 15 grants, nearly half of which (46%) contributed to prevention, diagnosis and treatment campaigns for TB across the country.
A Chinese NGO has called on the Global Fund to "continue to freeze" funding to the Chinese government for HIV.
Discussions continue on concerns raised by the Fund
The Global Fund has lifted the temporary freeze on disbursements for its grants to China. However, not all of the concerns raised by the Global Fund when it imposed the freeze on China's HIV grant in November 2010, and other grants in May 2011, have been resolved. Discussions are continuing.
France has announced that it will contribute $1.4 billion to the Global Fund during the three-year period 2011-2013, an increase of about 9% over its contribution during the period 2007-2009. France is one of five countries that have indicated this week how much they plan to contribute. Most countries will make their announcements at the Global Fund's replenishment meeting in New York on 4-5 October 2010.
Key decisions made by the Global Fund Board at the meeting that ended yesterday were, in chronological order, as follows. (For precise wording of what the Board agreed, check in www.theglobalfund.org/en/files/boardmeeting16/GF-BM16-Decisions.pdf for the Decision Points specified below.)
The Global Fund Board yesterday concluded a two-day meeting in Kunming, China. This was the first board meeting chaired by Rajat Gupta, former CEO of McKinsey & Co., and the first attended by Michel Kazatchkine since he settled in as the new Executive Director.