Welcome to AIDSPAN. non-profit organization based in Kenya.

Aidspan is a non-profit organization based in Kenya whose mission is to reinforce the effectiveness of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria by serving as an independent watchdog of the Fund and its grant implementers.


The silent advocacy and analytical support that is at the core of Aidspan's work makes it difficult, at times, to show the direct impact of its activities. However, there are some achievements worth highlighting:

High Degree of trust

Development of a high degree of trust and confidence at the highest levels of The Global Fund, which provides Aidspan with an unprecedented level of access and observer status at Fund board meetings.

First-ever watchdog

Establishment of a first-ever watchdog of a major multilateral financing institution with the purpose of increasing the effectiveness of the institution.

Influence on the Fund's policymaking

Influence on the Fund's policymaking, including funding models, with the publication of products including the Equitable Contributions Framework.

Local Watchdog Project

The 2010 launch of the Local Watchdog Project in east and southern Africa. Since the launch, in-person training on the Fund and watchdogging techniques has been conducted with 362 people in 12 countries.

Transparency of Global Fund

Increasing the transparency of The Global Fund by successfully lobbying for the Fund to post on its website (a) Board decisions taken by electronic vote; and (b) attachments to concept notes.

Creation of OFM

Creation of a French-language version of GFO (Observatoire du Fonds mondial

In Depth analysis

In-depth analysis on the problems at the Fund in 2011-2012 that spurred major policy and strategic changes.

Quality Improvement

Improving the quality, completeness and presentation of Global Fund data.

Exposure of misuse of money

Exposure of misuse of money, including the 2005 revelation of corruption within the Ugandan Ministry of Health.

Accessible and informative presentations

Accessible and informative presentations of Fund grant management data, as well as pledges and contributions.

Flagship publication

More than 280 issues of its flagship publication, Global Fund Observer, which provides clear information about the Fund to some more than 8,500 people in 150 countries.