The Technical Review Panel (TRP’s) has just completed its assessment of the funding requests submitted within the first window in March. It is sending notifications to the Secretariat’s country teams and the Country Coordinating Mechanisms (CCMs). Due to the disruptions caused by COVID-19, the TRP worked remotely to assess funding requests.
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The Global Fund Technical Review Panel praises innovative funding requests and worries about impact of COVID-19
The Global Fund Secretariat published four guidance notes between 26 March and 7 April 2020. These notes provide information on how to adapt HIV, TB, malaria, and Resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health (RSSH) grant implementation in the context of COVID-19. Links to sources precede a highlight of each guidance note.
La pandémie de COVID-19 plaide pour des investissements plus efficaces du Fonds mondial dans les systèmes de santé en Afrique subsaharienne
COVID-19 pandemic makes a case for more effective Global Fund investments in health systems in sub-Saharan Africa
Dans la pratique, les fonds de cofinancement des subventions du Fonds mondial sont davantage utilisés pour l’achat de produits de santé que pour le renforcement des systèmes de santé
Global Fund grants’ co-financing used more to buy commodities than to strengthen health systems, in practice
Global Fund pressures Democratic Republic of Congo, facing an Ebola epidemic, to fulfill its co-financing commitment
The Global Fund has requested the Democratic Republic of Congo to prove that the country has fulfilled its co-financing commitment, or in other words, that the State had spent about $44.6 million on health during the year 2018 as part of a commitment to spend about 98.9 million during this grant cycle, as agreed during grant signing; otherwise the DRC risks losing up to $80 million, representing 15% of the value of the grants.
The Global Fund has recognized the importance of health systems in the response to the three pandemics since its inception, but building resilient and sustainable systems for health became a strategic pillar in the Global Fund’s 2017-2022 strategy "Investing to End Epidemics".
Global Fund Head of Resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health describes evolution in the approach to health systems strengthening
Viviana Mangiaterra, Head of Resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health at the Global Fund since 2014, spent most of her career working in the field of maternal and child health services at the WHO and later at the World Bank. Hired to conceptualize the Global Fund’s commitment to health system strengthening, she designed the tools and framework that underpin the RSSH pillar of the 2017–2020 strategy.
Le cadre de gestion et de suivi des investissements dans les systèmes de santé du Fonds mondial nécessite une nette amélioration, affirme le Bureau de l’Inspecteur général