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We are pleased to share with you the latest Global Fund Private Sector Delegation (PSD) newsletter covering updates, news and information on the PSD, the Global Fund and its Board.
This edition of the PSD Newsletter contains:
The year 2012 saw major growth, reform and progress for the Global Fund. The Fund appointed as its executive director Mark Dybul, a widely recognized and visionary leader on global health and a member of GBCHealth's Corporate Advisory Board. The Fund also revamped its grant-making model and extended a program that makes affordable antimalarial medicines more accessible around the world.
Global Fund-supported programs continued to have a greater impact than ever: on November 30, the Global Fund released results that showed a substantial increase since 2011 in the number of people being treated for HIV, in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of the virus and other interventions. The results included:
For more information, including a detailed table of results, read the Global Fund's press release here.
On the occasion of Global Fund General Manager Gabriel Jaramillo's World AIDS Day visit to China, GBCHealth, BD and the China Country Coordination Mechanism (Ministry of Health) hosted a private sector reception and dinner on December 4 in Shanghai, China. The event was attended by Jaramillo, Dr. Ren Minghui (Director-General of the China Ministry of Health's Department of International Cooperation) and senior executives from a number of Chinese and multi-national companies, including Access Bank, The Coca-Cola Company, Desano Pharmaceuticals Co., Edelman, GE, Nike, Northeast Pharmaceutical Group, Rongheng International Trading Co., and Standard Chartered Bank. The intimate gathering offered a unique opportunity to dialogue with Jaramillo on the Global Fund's mission, China's global health engagement and opportunities for the private sector.
Dr. Ren made a few short remarks emphasizing the importance of the collaboration of the Chinese Ministry of Health and the Global Fund, while outlining key upcoming priorities for the Ministry. Jaramillo acknowledged the strong presence of corporate companies at the reception, while emphasizing the importance of further engaging more private sector companies in the fight against AIDS, TB and malaria. Read reception coverage here.
The Global Fund — in partnership with GBCHealth, Friends of the Global Fund Japan, Pacific Friends of the Global Fund and the Thailand Business Coalition on AIDS — convened a two-day business forum in Bangkok from July 11-12, 2012, bringing together regional business and government leaders. The forum, "Investing in Asia-Pacific: Public-Private Partnerships in Health," was successful in raising regional private sector interest in the Global Fund. Several PSD member companies attended, including representatives from Abbott Labs, BD, Merck, Sumitomo Chemical and Vestergaard Frandsen.
For more information about this event, please click here.
Private Sector Advisory Group members participated in the Annual PSD Retreat and Pre-Board meeting on September 10-11 in Lyon, France, to discuss the key Global Fund Board decisions. The Advisory Group also discussed broader issues facing the Fund and priorities for the PSD. Read more about the retreat and the Global Fund's September Board Meeting here.
Highlights from the November Global Fund Board Meeting
The 28th Global Fund Board Meetings took place from November 14-15 2012 in Geneva, Switzerland. Key agenda items included operationalizing the new funding model and selection of the Executive Director. The PSD held its pre-Board meeting on November 12 in Geneva, Switzerland, and an official delegation led by Dr. Brian Brink went on to represent the private sector at the 28th Board Meeting. Read more about the major decisions of the Global Fund's November Board Meeting here.
The terms of Private Sector Board Member Brian Brink (Anglo American) and Alternate Board Member Renuka Gadde (BD) will expire in mid-2013. GBCHealth has issued a call for nominations for the next Private Sector Board and Alternate Board Members for a term beginning at the Global Fund's 29th Board Meetings in June 2013. For additional information regarding the nomination processes, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whitney White (Officer, Membership and Advisory Services, GBCHealth) has joined the PSD team in the role of interim Focal Point, having taken over from Anna Thompson-Quaye after her transition from GBCHealth in summer 2012. Whitney can be reached at email@example.com. A subcommittee of Advisory Group members will conduct a request for proposals this winter to identify the next Focal Point for a term beginning in 2013.
The Global Fund has recently approved significant changes to its grant-making processes. A New Funding Model, replacing the former rounds-based model, was approved in a series of decision points at the September and November Board Meetings. The model will be implemented in select pilot countries in 2013, with full implementation taking place in 2014. For additional information regarding the new model, the former Rounds-based model and steps involved in obtaining a grant from the Global Fund, please click here.
Sumitomo Chemical, one of the world’s largest hybrid chemical companies, is well known for its Olyset® technology. This technology has improved the efficacy of bed nets by providing long-lasting protection from malaria-spreading mosquitoes. Read more about the program here.
Thailand has received $319 million in funding from the Global Fund since 2003. The country has made significant progress in addressing HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria but more education initiatives and awareness are crucial to maintain this progress. Read more about the Global Fund in Thailand here.
May 15-17, 2013
Save the date for the 2013 GBCHealth Annual Conference: May 15th-17th, at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. Join the conversation with thought leaders in business and global health; participate in action-oriented sessions; and engage with colleagues new and old during extensive networking opportunities. This is the one business and health event of the year that you don't want to miss! Register Now.
To get a sense of what you can expect, visit the 2012 GBCHealth Conference page where we have captured the big ideas, quotes and images from last year's event.
The Private Sector Delegation (PSD) is hosted by GBCHealth
GBCHealth serves as the entry-point for the Private Sector to collaborate with the Global Fund. With dozens of committed businesses, GBCHealth orchestrates The Private Sector Delegation’s role, steering Global Fund priorities and policies, while also ensuring that the Global Fund actively engages the business sector.
For more information on how your company or private sector organization can get involved, please contact PSD Focal Point, Whitney White at firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about the Private Sector Delegation.
KEY MEETINGS & EVENTS
1st Meeting of the Global Fund's Fourth Replenishment
Week of April 1
Advisory Group Quarterly Teleconference
New York City, USA.
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Global Fund Board Pre-Meetings
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Global Fund 29th Board Meetings
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Launch of the Global Fund's Fourth Replenishment and Pledging Conference
PSD Pre-Board Meeting
Global Fund Board Pre-Meetings
Global Fund 30th Board Meeting