Ethics is a cornerstone of the Global Fund. The Fund’s creation was intrinsically an ethics-based decision writ large: the world’s answer to the ethical question of how to enable equitable access to life-prolonging care and treatment, for those living with the world’s three biggest killer infectious diseases, to those who previously did not have such access.
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The Global Fund has made some progress in establishing ethics- and integrity-related structures and processes, OIG says
In the first audit by the Office of the Inspector General of ethics and integrity (risks, structures, and processes) at the Global Fund, the OIG assessed the adequacy and effectiveness of the Ethics and Integrity Framework across Global Fund structures and processes, within the Secretariat, governance bodies, and its operations, including those beyond the Secretariat, such as relationships with implementers and suppliers.
A paper prepared for the Global Fund Board meeting on 14-15 November in Geneva outlines options regarding a future process to select the Board chair and vice-chair. The current Board leadership was selected in May 2017. Because the terms of the chair and vice-chair are for two years, the next Board leadership renewal is scheduled to happen in May 2019.