The following is a press release issued by the Global Fund within the past hour. GFO is present in Arusha, and after the board meeting closes at the end of tomorrow, Friday November 19, GFO will send out a further issue providing information on this and other important decisions made at the meeting.
18 November 2004
Global Fund Board Agrees to Launch New Round of Proposals
[Adapted by the author from a presentation she gave on July 14 at the Bangkok International AIDS Conference, at a satellite session entitled, "The Global Fund: How CCMs Can Be More Effective," organized by Aidspan and other NGOs.]
All those attending the Bangkok International AIDS Conference are invited to a satellite meeting on CCMs.
Title: The Global Fund - How CCMs can be More Effective
Date: Wednesday 14 July 2004, 18:00 to 20:00
Location: Bangkok International AIDS Conference, Conference Room D
Audience: CCM members (actual and potential) from all sectors
Today, March 28, the New York Times published as its lead story an article entitled "Plan to Battle AIDS Worldwide is Falling Short." In view of the significance of the article, Aidspan is reprinting the complete article in this special issue of GFO.
Highlights of the article include the following:
This is a special edition of Global Fund Observer (GFO), devoted entirely to the topic "Funding the Fund: Ten Key Issues." This edition is intended, in particular, to serve as an input to the "International Meeting to Support the Global Fund" to be held in Paris on Wednesday July 16.
Board chair Tommy Thompson spoke with Global Fund Observer during the second day of the June 5-6 board meeting. Bernard Rivers conducted the interview.