Global Fund Executive Director Mark Dybul says that the disease split for the funding allocated to early and interim applicants in the transition phase of the new funding model (NFM) should not be viewed in isolation, but rather in the context of all funding for 2013–2014.
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The Global Fund is encouraging Myanmar to ask for some new money in its request for continued funding for its two HIV grants, in order to permit a faster scale-up of antiretroviral treatment (ART). The encouragement came following a visit to Myanmar by General Manager Gabriel Jaramillo in August 2012.
The Global Fund is now forecasting that it will have uncommitted assets worth $1,428 million by December 2014. The forecast was prepared by the Secretariat and was presented to the Global Fund Board at its meeting on 13–14 September 2012. The forecast represents an increase of $373 million over the forecast presented to the Board at its 26th meeting in May 2012.
Current estimates of funds available for Round 11 significantly lower than forecasted in May 2011
Funds might not be available until 4th quarter of 2013
The Global Fund's Technical Review Panel (TRP) has recommended that the Global Fund Board approve 89 Round 10 grants that, over their first two years, will cost $1.76 billion. This makes Round 10 the third largest round ever of Global Fund grants (after Rounds 8 and 9).
Donors are expected to give the Global Fund about $11.7 billion over the three years 2011-2013. This is 20% more than the $9.7 billion that was pledged three years ago for the 2008-2010 period; but it is significantly less than the Global Fund says that it needs.
New Debt2Health agreements have been signed among the Global Fund and several countries. One agreement involves Australia and Indonesia; another involves Germany and Côte d'Ivoire. This brings the total number of Debt2Health agreements to four.
It appears likely that the demand for funding in Round 10 will be about the same as it was in Round 9. The Global Fund has released preliminary figures indicating that the total two-year cost for all Round 10 applications amounts to $4.36 billion.
An online petition campaign has been organised in support of an effort to "fully finance" the Global Fund. The campaign is aiming to get 500,000 signatures by 30 September 2010. Organisers plan to submit the petition to world leaders at the Global Fund's replenishment meeting in New York on 4-5 October 2010.
On 1 June 2010, the Global Fund issued a press release to announce that PRODUCT RED, the Global Fund"s largest private sector contributor, has now contributed more than $150 million to support Global Fund HIV/AIDS programmes in Rwanda, Lesotho, Swaziland, Ghana, Zambia and South Africa.