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The Global Fund celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Over the past decade, the Global Fund has approved more than US$ 22.6 billion in grants to 150 countries. Since its 2002 inception, the Fund has helped save millions of lives around the world. By 2009, more than five million people had access to life-saving anti-retroviral treatment for HIV/AIDS, compared with next to none in 2001. An estimated 750,000 fewer children died from malaria from 2001 to 2010, 85% of these in the last five years, and TB-related deaths have fallen significantly. The progress in fighting these three diseases over the decade has been immense.
To commemorate its 10th anniversary, the Global Fund released a video at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos. The video featured prominent supporters of the Fund, including Bill Gates, Tony Blair, Bono, Bill Clinton and Lesotho’s Health Minister, Mphu Ramatlapeng. The French newspaper, Le Monde, published a four-page supplement on the Global Fund’s progress over the last decade with reflections by Kofi Annan, former secretary-general of the United Nations; Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, Nobel Prize winning virologist; Michèle Barzach, president of Friends of the Global Fund Europe; and Michel Kazatchkine, past executive director of the Global Fund.
Bringing his vast experience with the private sector to the Global Fund, new General Manager Gabriel Jaramillo has made several high-impact changes to strengthen the Fund’s grant process. As part of a larger, concerted effort to channel Global Fund grants to countries most in need of funds:
These and other strategic decisions taken by Jaramillo have led to a forecast of $1.6 billion in available funds for 2012-2014.
Gabriel Jaramillo announced a secondment program for private sector executives at the GBCHealth Annual Conference and Dinner in New York City in May. Bringing their private sector expertise to the Fund, 25 corporate representatives will be recruited to spend six months to one year at the Fund’s headquarters in Geneva or in-country. Details of the program will be released in coming months. The program fits into Jaramillo’s goal of increasing the private sector’s role with the Fund. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
The Global Fund has implemented the following changes to strengthen the organization:
Private Sector Advisory Group and Constituency members participated in an all-day meeting in Geneva on May 8th to discuss the key decisions expected at the May 10-11 Global Fund Board meeting, as well as broader issues facing the organization. The meeting was followed by a PSD networking dinner.
On May 9, Advisory Group members met with Board Constituencies to review their positions and perspectives on priority Board matters. An official delegation of Advisory Group members, led by Dr. Brian Brink, the private sector Board member and chief medical officer of Anglo American plc, went on to represent the private sector at the 26th Board meeting, May 10th-11th. The following actions were taken at the meeting:
As of March 31, the Secretariat had received 61 applications for funding under the Transitional Funding Mechanism (TFM). These applications amount to US$ 616 million over the two-year life of these proposals. They included:
In light of the Global Fund’s forecasted $1.6 billion in available funds for 2012-14, there is sufficient funding for the TFM applications. Applications will be reviewed by the TRP from June 9th-23rd, with funding recommendations to follow. Part of the application review process has been changed to incorporate greater dialogue between the applicants, Technical Review Panel, the Secretariat and partners.
The Global Fund was featured at GBCHealth’s Annual Conference and Dinner in May. The session entitled, The Global Fund: What’s Ahead for the Fund and the Private Sector, highlighted the private sector’s key role in giving financial and technical assistance to the Fund. Renuka Gadde, the PSD alternate board member and vice president of Global Health at BD, gave an overview of the new general manager’s agenda. Dr. Brian Brink, the PSD Board member and chief medical officer at Anglo American, highlighted the in-kind and financial contributions the private sector has made and stressed the need for continued support. GBCHealth also convened a private meeting with Gabriel Jaramillo for PSD members and other companies interested in the Global Fund’s mission.
Jaramillo also spoke at the GBCHealth gala dinner, reiterating the need for greater private sector participation in the Global Fund.
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The largest Global Fund recipient in Latin America, Peru receives $146 million in funding. With a relatively high disease burden of HIV/AIDS and TB, Peru will experience significant disruption in funding due to the Global Fund’s new grant approval process.
GLOBAL FUND GRANTS TO PERU
Impact of Global Fund grants:
May 14-15, 2012
GBCHealth’s annual conference, held in New York, featured:
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.
KEY MEETINGS & EVENTS
July 11-12 | Bangkok, Thailand
The Global Fund in partnership with GBCHealth, Friends of Global the Fund Japan, Pacific Friends of the Fund and the Thailand Business Coalition on AIDS, will host a Business Forum for companies with an interest in the Asia-Pacific.
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19 | 10:30 AM ET
Global Fund Advisory Group Quarterly Teleconference
39th Annual International Conference on Global Health: Setting Priorities & Finding Linkages
International AIDS Conference
PSD Retreat and Pre-Board Meeting
Global Fund Pre- and Board Meetings
Week of October 29
Advisory Group Quarterly Teleconference
PSD Bi-Annual Pre-Board Meeting
Global Fund Pre-Board Briefings
Global Fund 27th Board Meeting
GBCHealth released an Annual Report on the Global Fund Private Sector Delegation, highlighting the significant transitions that the Global Fund underwent in 2011 and the private sector's role in developing the objectives, policies and guiding principles for the years ahead. Read the report
The Global Fund published its Annual Progress Report for 2011.
Please access the full report here.
The results can also be viewed in video format here.
Don Baxter – Executive Director of the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO)
Agnes Binagwaho – Minister of Health of Rwanda; Board Member; Implementing Bloc
Karlo Boras – Executive Director of Youth of JAZAS; Board Member, Developing Country NGO
Nils Daulaire – Director, Office of Global Affairs, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Alternate Board Member, U.S.
Mireille Guigaz – Ambassador for the Fight Against HIV and Communicable Diseases; Board Member, France
Masaki Noke – Deputy Director General, International Cooperation Bureau; Board Member, Japan
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