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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
UNAIDS Reference Group on HIV and Human Rights Releases Statement and Recommendations on The Global Fund and the Crisis of HIV Funding
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.
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.
The Global Fund’s Gender Equality Strategy, implemented as of 2009, recognizes the staggering gender inequalities that fuel the HIV, TB and malaria epidemics and aims to strengthen the response to the three diseases for women and girls through increased funding of programs and activities that address gender inequalities and the creation of mechanisms for increasing their participation in these programs and in the structure of the Global Fund.
But, what are the opinions of women around the globe, who it is supposed to target, on how successful this has been? This is the question that drove the creation of a virtual consultation and focus groups to find out the views, experiences and recommendations of diverse women working on the ground in the response to the epidemics. This consultation, developed in July and August 2011 by the Foundation for Studies and Research on Women (FEIM) and the Global Coalition on Women and AIDS (GCWA), complemented a broader independent evaluation also undertaken this year of both the Gender Equality Strategy and the Sexual Orientation and Gender Equality (SOGI) Strategy. The consultation by FEIM and GCWA aimed to strengthen and ensure that women’s voices were adequately incorporated and expressed to better inform the Global Fund’s future actions regarding women and girls.
By working with regional and national focal points, and in eight languages, the consultation gathered the responses of 937 women in 97 countries around the globe. Their overall message was that the Gender Equality Strategy is not known and that much work is needed to achieve the implementation of the Strategy and to ensure women’s knowledge of and engagement with it across the globe.
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
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.
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.
Consultation Results: Recommendations for the Evaluation of the Gender Equality Strategy of the Global Fund
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.