This blog is one of the main ways that the NGO Delegates and the CF Team share information about the work of the Delegation and forthcoming PCB meetings. We encourage you to comment and/or ask questions. The posts are listed in order of most recent. Navigate this page by using the search function or the checklist system on the left to narrow down your search by PCB meeting, theme, or any other tag or key word.
28 February 2013 by Amy Coulterman[PDF][print]
The Developed Country NGO Delegation is currently soliciting nominations for the position of Board member (Term of Service: July 2013-2015) representing the Developed Country NGO Delegation on the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
The position will become available in July 2013 but in order to provide for a transition period the incoming Board member will be invited to join the delegation for the upcoming 29th Global Fund Board meeting (18-19 June) in Colombo, Sri Lanka, including delegation pre-meetings (as from 14 – 17 June).
7 January 2013 by Amy Coulterman[PDF][print]
The 28th Global Fund Board Meeting, held from 14th to 15th November 2012, was called for to approve the New Funding Model (NFM), as well as to select a new Executive Director (ED) of the Global Fund. Other agenda items for discussion and decision1 for the Board included forecasting resources for the future, update on Affordable Medicine Facility – malaria (AMFm), modification to the policy on ethics and conflicts of interest for Global Fund institutions, and the role of oversight of annual financial audits of the Global Fund. The communiqué focuses on key issues of concern to communities.
3 January 2013 by Amy Coulterman[PDF][print]
From the Civil Society Action Team. Posted 29 Oct, updated 3 Jan.
Issues Briefing Number 1 : Country Bands
The Global Fund Board, at its 27th Board Meeting, approved a decision point that encompassed broad elements of a New Funding Model (NFM) that would be further discussed by the Strategy, Impact and Investment Committee (SIIC) at its 5th Meeting at the end of October 2012 so that a recommendation would be presented for endorsement by the Board at its 28th Board Meeting on 14th and 15th November 2012. This brief summarizes key issues of particular concern for civil society organizations from the draft SIIC paper that will be discussed at the upcoming SIIC meeting and specifically address Country Bands.
24 September 2012 by Amy Coulterman[PDF][print]
The Developing Country NGO Delegation to the Global Fund Board has issued a press release on the decision of the Global Fund Board to support the development of the New Funding Model in principle, taken on 14 September 2012 during the Global Fund’s 27th Board Meeting in Geneva, Switzerland.
There is not a definitive model yet, but rather the decision was to support the development of the new model between now and the next Global Fund Board Meeting in November 2012.
17 September 2012 by Amy Coulterman[PDF][print]
In light of its new approach to funding grants, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has published an information note on how the institution will now engage with civil society. The note contains information on the restructuring, how civil society can engage under its new structure and an annex of key staff members you can contact. The document is available in English and French.
6 September 2012 by Amy Coulterman[PDF][print]
CLOSING DATE: Thursday 29 November 2012 at 1200 GMT.
The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is perhaps the most important and innovative health initiative developed in the 21st century. The Global Fund was created to dramatically increase resources to fight these three devastating diseases, and to direct much needed resources to areas of greatest need. As a partnership between governments, civil society, the private sector and affected communities, the Global Fund represents an innovative approach to international health financing.
16 August 2012 by Amy Coulterman[PDF][print]
This is a great opportunity to help support civil society engagement in global health institutions!
The Global Fund Developed Country NGO Delegation is currently soliciting applications for the position of Communications Focal Point (Term of Service: November 2012-2015). Applicants need to work for an NGO from the constituency, comprising Western Europe, USA and Canada, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.
Closing date for applications: 6 September 2012
2 April 2012 by Amy Coulterman[PDF][print]
© Shehzad Noorani
Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has released a report on the effects of the funding shortfalls fand the cancellation of the Global Fund’s Round 11 based on the findings of a survey of 13 countries where MSF supports HIV and TB treatment projects.
“MSF calls on the stakeholders of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria – including its donors, Board of Directors, and Secretariat – to convene an emergency donor conference and to open a new early funding window to raise the necessary resources needed to ensure that the Fund is fully functioning and open for business in 2012. Countries simply cannot wait two years to access new funds to scale-up and improve lifesaving treatment programs. For its part, the United States must also ensure that funding for US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is preserved and that the commitments for scale-up of HIV treatment are met. European Commission and European Union member states must boost their financial support, and affected country governments must make all efforts to increase scale-up of HIV and TB services.”
Read the full report in English and French.
27 March 2012 by Amy Coulterman[PDF][print]
© Adrian Clark
UNAIDS PCB NGO Delegation and International Network of People who Use Drugs (INPUD) express satisfaction at the decision of the Global Fund Board to include Round 5 in the Transitional Funding Mechanism
The NGO Delegation and INPUD are both delighted at the news that the Global Fund Board has made an exception to the technical guidance that defines which established Global Fund programmes are eligible for inclusion in the Transitional Funding Mechanism (TFM).
30 January 2012 by Amy Coulterman[PDF][print]
Access the full statement and recommendations in English, French, Spanish and Russian.
Press release ( FR | RU | SP )
UNAIDS Reference Group on HIV and Human Rights Releases Statement and Recommendations on The Global Fund and the Crisis of HIV Funding
Geneva, 30 January 2012 – The November 2011 announcement of the cancellation of the 11th round of funding of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria because of the Fund’s financial difficulties presents the international community with both a health and a human rights crisis. Since its first round of funding in 2002, the Global Fund has played an indispensable role in advancing the health and human rights goals of the global HIV response.
30 January 2012 by Amy Coulterman[PDF][print]
The International HIV/AIDS Alliance and the Secretariat of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria has launched a new interactive grants management toolkit for Global Fund subrecipients in Spanish.
In partnership with Friends of the Global Fund LAC and Fundacion Huesped, the toolkit aims to increase knowledge concerning grants management among implementing organizations working on Global Fund grants.
Copies of the toolkit in DVD format have been sent to all Global Fund Country Coordinating Mechanisms, Principal Recipients and Sub-Recipients throughout the Spanish-speaking region, but it is also available online at http://www.herramientasubreceptor.org.
1 December 2011 by Amy Coulterman[PDF][print]
Anna, a member of Mothers for Life, a Swazi group of women living with and affected by HIV
For our special World AIDS Day 2011 series on women and girls in HIV responses, NGO Delegate for Latin America and the Caribbean, Mabel Bianco, reports on the problems of implementing the Global Fund’s gender strategy and advocates for ways the Global Fund can ensure its Strategy speaks to and for women and integrates their needs in the HIV response.
10 November 2011 by Amy Coulterman[PDF][print]
Seeking solicitations for delegation members for the Global Fund Board Delegation of the Communities Living with HIV, TB and Affected by Malaria 2012-2014
Deadline: 12 December 2011 at 1200 GMT
For information on criteria, roles and responsibilities and application process, please see the call for membership and application form.
The Communities Delegation is made up of individuals living with HIV, TB and affected by malaria, and its vision is one in which all communities living with, or affected by HIV, TB and malaria to have equitable access to quality services and support needed to prevent, treat and/or live with these infections within a conducive environment that respects human rights. The mission of the Communities Delegation is to ensure the voices and issues of people living with HIV, TB and affected by malaria influence the deliberations and decisions on investments and programmes of the Global Fund to achieve greater and sustained impact for communities.
30 September 2011 by Amy Coulterman[PDF][print]
Note: These statements are not necessarily endorsed by the NGO Delegation, but are here for your reference and information.
A statement from the Communities Living with HIV, Tuberculosis and affected by Malaria Delegation of the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (pdf)
The Communities Living with HIV, Tuberculosis and affected by Malaria Delegation (Communities Delegation) of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) welcomes the report of the High-Level Independent Review Panel (HLP) and acknowledges the recommendations put forth in strengthening fiduciary controls and oversight mechanisms at all levels of the Global Fund, which are consistent with its values of transparency and accountability.
27 September 2011 by Amy Coulterman[PDF][print]
The results from an online consultation we reported on this summer are now ready. The Global Report: “Recommendations for the Evaluation of the Gender Equality Strategy of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Based on Findings from a Virtual Consultation and Focus Group Discussions” presents the results, analysis and recommendations that came out of the Global Consultation on the Implementation of the Gender Equality Strategy of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, developed by FEIM and IAWC in partnership with GCWA.