The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria will enforce revisions on the eligibility, cost-sharing and prioritization requirements of future proposals to the fund’s financing instruments.
The fund will begin implementing the revisions in its 11th round of funding, as well as for the National Strategy Applications and Health Systems Funding Platform Pilot.
Some African and Asian nations had their proposals rejected for the 10th round of Global Fund financing, which aid group Medicins San Frontieres said may risk crucial treatment for people suffering from the three diseases.
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The Global Fund will launch a call for proposals for the 11th round of funding on Aug. 15, 2011. Proposals must be submitted by Dec. 15, 2011. The proposals are expected to be approved in the first meeting of the fund’s board in 2012. Meantime, the launch of the second wave of National Strategy Applications and pilot of the Health Systems Funding Platform are due on January 2011.
The fund is also working on a new strategy that will cover the present until 2016. The strategy will take into account the action plan of the fund’s reform working group, which will be co-chaired by Jorge Saavedra, chief of global affairs at the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, TMCnet reports.