1. Notes that further to the Board decision on the Health Systems Funding Platform (GF/B21/DP5) the Policy and Strategy Committee (PSC) has approved, in principle, the design of a pilot for 4 to 5 countries for Track 2 Option 2 (the "Pilot");
2. Clarifies that the Pilot shall be conducted in accordance with the Board decision on "Implementing the new grant architecture for health systems strengthening activities" taken at its Twenty-Second Meeting; and
3. Authorizes the Secretariat to make exceptions to existing policies and procedures to the extent necessary and within the parameters described in the paper titled 'Health Systems Funding Platform - Pilot for funding requests based on jointly assessed national health strategies' (GF/PSC14/04) as presented at the 14th PSC to implement the Pilot.
The Board notes that any exceptions to existing policies and procedures made in connection with the Pilot shall be consistent with the Framework Document of the Global Fund, including the principle that the Global Fund supports activities that help health systems overcome constraints to the achievement of improved outcomes in reducing the burden of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.