Aidspan Launches Consultation on Design of New Funding Model

15 Oct 2012
Users of the Aidspan website can comment on summaries of the paper being considered by the SIIC
Join the discussion at www.aidspan.org/page/discussion-page

On 12 October 2012, the Global Fund Secretariat submitted a paper containing options and recommendations for the design of the new funding model to the Strategy, Investment and Impact Committee (SIIC) of the Global Fund Board. The SIIC will discuss the paper at its meeting in Geneva of 24–26 October 2012.


Is There Scope for Risk?

10 Oct 2012
Could someone please call the language police?

Anyone who has scrutinized reports from the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) will have noticed that in the last couple of years the tone has become less strident and more nuanced. The new tone is welcome, but I have a quibble about some of the new language.


Remembering Dr Tewolde Gebremeskel, a pioneer in the fight against malaria

4 Oct 2012

By Kate Macintyre

I was saddened to learn that Dr Tewolde Gebremeskel, Head of the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) in Eritrea, has died at the age of 60.  His intelligence, fierce drive, transparency, work ethic and energy, supported by an able, well-organised team, have been largely responsible for Eritrea’s successful malaria control programme in the last 15 years.


Search for an Executive Director

18 Sep 2012

In an article in GFO 195 on the search for the next Executive Director of the Global Fund, we wrote: “As previously agreed by the Board, the final list of four candidates will include at least two women.” We used that same language in an ar


Aidspan Has a New Website and a New Logo

27 Aug 2012
Check out the new-look website: www.aidspan.org
New features include “GFO Live”

For ten years, Aidspan has had a website that has served us well, enabling us to carry out our mandate as a watchdog of the Global Fund. Through the website, we have been able to provide access to our many Aidspan guides and reports and our hundreds of GFO articles. The website has gained a wide audience over the years and has become an authoritative source of Global Fund–related information.


Aidspan Guide to TFM Applications Now Available

10 Jan 2012

The English-language version of "The Aidspan Guide to Applications under the Global Fund's Transitional Funding Mechanism" is now available at www.aidspan.org/guides. French-, Spanish and Russian-language versions should be posted by the end of January.The deadline for applications under the TFM is 31 March 2011.


Aidspan Seeks Applicants for Three Staff Positions

10 Jan 2012

Aidspan, independent watchdog of the Global Fund and publisher of GFO, seeks applicants for three newly-established positions: Senior Research Officer, Senior Editor, and Editor/Writer. All three positions are based at the Aidspan office in Nairobi.


Moving On

16 Dec 2011



A Critique of the Global Fund's Consolidated Transformation Plan

15 Dec 2011

In a bid to survive its suddenly increased difficulties in getting adequate funding, the Global Fund Board approved an extensive and far-reaching Comprehensive Transformation Plan (CTP) at its meeting in Accra, Ghana on 20-21 November 2011. The CTP seeks to strengthen oversight, risk management and fiduciary control measures throughout the Global Fund system, especially at country level.


The Report of the High-Level Panel - Strong and Thought-Provoking, but with Worrying Flaws

13 Oct 2011

The Report of the High-Level Independent Review Panel that the Global Fund released on 19 September is anything but dull. It is easily the most high-profile and frank review that has ever been conducted of the Global Fund.