disease burden

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Global Fund announces country allocations under NFM

19 Mar 2014
Concerns abound about allocation period, transition funding and integration of existing and new money

The Global Fund on 12 March announced the allocation of $14.82 billion dollars across the 123 countries eligible for financial support of activities in at least one disease component, timing the release of a comprehensive list of the amounts available to each country with personalized letters sent directly to country coordinating mechanisms (CCMs).

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SIIC Approves Parameters for the Allocation Formula for 2014–2016

8 Nov 2013
Disease burden indicators finalised
Band 4 methodology determined

The Strategy, Investment and Impact Committee (SIIC) has determined the parameters to be used for the allocations formula for 2014–2016. The SIIC approved indicators for disease burden and ability to pay; the methodology for determining Band 4 allocations; and maximum and minimum shares for apportioning indicative funding. This article provides details.

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Historic Moment Provides Many Opportunities for the Global Fund, Dybul Says

19 Jun 2013

The people involved in the Global Fund, and in global health generally, “are at an historic moment when the confluence of scientific advancement, epidemiological intelligence and experience from more than a decade of implementation come together to offer the opportunity to end three plagues as public health threats.”

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Opportunity for Scale-Up in Next Implementation Period of Nepal TB Grant

11 Apr 2013
Funding of $15.1 million approved
Responsibility for procurement of health products shifts to global mechanisms, but the long-term plan is to build procurement capacity in Nepal

The Grants Renewal Panel says that overall performance of a single-stream-of-funding TB grant in Nepal has been high and that there is an opportunity for scale-up in the next implementation period.

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Global Fund Board Approves Design of New Funding Model

16 Nov 2012
No significant changes from what was proposed by the SIIC
Model will not be fully implemented until 2014

The Global Fund Board has approved a design for the new funding model, though some elements of the design will require further work. The Board has also approved a transition phase for 2013 as a way of testing various elements of the new model. The full model will not likely be rolled out until 2014.

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Aidspan Paper Examines How the Global Fund Calculates Lives Saved

5 Nov 2012
Implications for policies and programmes discussed

Aidspan has published a paper critiquing the way in which the Global Fund quantifies lives saved through programmes that it supports. The paper was prepared by Dr David McCoy, a public health physician and senior clinical lecturer at Queen Mary University London, and Nele Jensen, a physician.

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The New Funding Model Will Push LAC Out of the Global Fund’s Portfolio

2 Nov 2012

by Javier Houcade Bellocq

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OIG Releases Report on Diagnostic Review for Peru Grants

18 Sep 2012
The government’s takeover of Global Fund Programmes praised, but some weaknesses in grant management identified
Report identifies good practices that could assist other countries receiving Global Fund support

The government of Peru has taken up funding for many activities that were initiated with Global Fund support over the past eight years and has achieved considerable success in the fight against the three diseases. This was one of the conclusions of a diagnostic review of Global Fund grants to Peru conducted by the Office of Inspector General.

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Board Adopts Evaluation Strategy

16 Dec 2011

As reported in our Board decisions article in GFO 167, the Global Fund Board has approved a five-year Evaluation Strategy. This article provides additional information.

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Aidspan Reviews an Academic Study on the Effect of Investment in Malaria Control on Child Mortality

20 Sep 2011

A new publication from Aidspan, by Dr David McCoy, reviews a published academic study on the impact of Global Fund grants for malaria prevention.

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