Global Fund Resumes Grants to China - Reports

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has reportedly reached an agreement with the Chinese government to resume its provision of grants to the Asian country.

The Global Fund suspended in May its grant payments to China over concerns of the country’s management of the money. It cited weaknesses in the quality of China’s implementation of the funds, particularly the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s violation of a requirement that at least 35 percent of Global Fund grants be coursed through community organizations.

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The organization has now reached an agreement with the Chinese government that addresses this concern and ensures the involvement of more social and community organizations in Global Fund programs, according to Chinese news agencies.

The Global Fund Secretariat and the China Coordinating Mechanism for Global Fund Programs have agreed on future funding allocations for non-governmental organizations following intensive dialogues, the Global Times reports, citing the Xinhua News agency.

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