Aspects of the Global Fund’s technical assistance and capacity building require “significant improvement”, says OIG

3 Jun 2020
The Secretariat does not adequately monitor technical assistance provided by multilateral partners, including some UN agencies.


New WHO guidelines released on World TB Day 2020 aim to scale up preventive treatment

1 Apr 2020
Efforts to combat longstanding diseases including TB must continue during outbreaks such as COVID-19, WHO and advocates say

The first audit by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the Global Health Campus (GHC) concludes that the ‘project’ of sharing both costs and risks among several global health partners has been more effective than originally anticipated.


Heads of global AIDS, TB and malaria agencies reinforce call to ‘get back on track’ for Global Fund’s Sixth Replenishment

9 Jul 2019
Falling short of $14-billion target risks the world going backwards in progress against the three diseases

With fewer than 100 days left before the Global Fund's Replenishment Conference on October 10, we are off track from our global goal to end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria. A resurgence of these epidemics will cost lives, undermine development, and threaten global health security.


72nd World Health Assembly and other news of interest to the Global Fund partnership

29 May 2019
WHA 72, and Médecins sans Frontières calls attention to transition-related procurement challenges



Other news of interest to the Global Fund partnership

16 Apr 2019
WHO guidelines for policy on Community Health Workers, Code of ethical conduct for CCMs, reducing packaging for health commodities



World Health Organization launches new ‘country-led’ malaria response

10 Dec 2018
Following annual malaria report and news of stalled reductions in incidence, ‘High Burden to High Impact’ initiative in 11 countries is launched

After years of historic progress, the battle against malaria is stalling. There were an estimated 219 million cases in 2017, up from 217 million the year before. That was the top finding of the World Malaria Report 2018, which was released by the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners, including the Global Fund, on 19 November.


OIG investigation reveals deficiencies in Global Fund processes for procurement of HIV rapid test kits in eight countries

3 Sep 2018
Country teams have already taken corrective action

A proactive investigation undertaken by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has identified some deficiencies in the Global Fund’s processes for procuring HIV rapid diagnostic test (RDT) kits. A report on the investigation was released on 31 May 2018.


Global health leaders discuss ‘ending’ AIDS in context of universal health coverage

21 Aug 2018
Special session at AIDS 2018 brings together Dr Tedros, Peter Sands, and country ministers


Too soon to tell exactly what the implications are for the Global Fund of the new TB guidelines

2 Apr 2018
New guidelines will expand access to testing and care for people with latent TB infection

The World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended scaling up access to testing and treatment for TB infection, especially among groups who are particularly at risk, such as small children and people living with HIV. The move will expand testing and care for people with latent TB infection. Precisely what the implications of the new guidelines are for the Global Fund is not yet known.


The Global Fund's strategic initiatives focus on deliverables and outcomes

6 Feb 2018
All but one of the 14 initiatives are in the implementation phase

In operationalizing its strategic initiatives, the Secretariat has ensured that each initiative has a “sharp focus” on deliverables and outcomes, with strong accountability for delivery, a spokesperson for the Secretariat says.