What Do you Think About the Global Fund's Current Eligibility Criteria?

Published: July 1, 2010

The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (www.theglobalfund.org) is an international financing mechanism which channels resources for national and regional responses to these three diseases. In order to approve new grants, the Global Fund must confirm the availability of sufficient resources. In the case of insufficient funding to cover all the grants that have been recommended for approval, proposals are prioritised according to a set criteria. They are then funded in order of priority as additional resources become available. In addition to the prioritisation model, a few years ago the Global Fund introduced new eligibility criteria based on an applicant’s income level and disease burden. Eligibility together with prioritisation can make it challenging for middle-income countries with concentrated epidemics to submit a successful grant to the Global Fund.

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