20 May 2020
Focus on COVID-19
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27 May 2020
COVID-19 Response: Diagnostics Procurement
The COVID-19 pandemic is having a catastrophic impact on the most vulnerable communities around the world and threatens progress against HIV, TB and malaria. The Global Fund, the largest multilateral funder of health systems worldwide, is providing immediate funding of up to US$1 billion to help countries fight COVID-19, mitigate the impacts on lifesaving HIV, TB and malaria programs, and prevent fragile health systems from being overwhelmed.
Under the World Health Organization’s leadership, the Global Fund is using its experience working with partners and governments in more than 100 countries to coordinate our response on a massive global scale.
The Global Fund’s response to the pandemic makes available up to US$1 billion through:
A disease like COVID-19 threatens us all. We must unite to fight.
Through grant flexibilities, countries can use up to 5% of existing Global Fund grants to fight COVID-19 and mitigate the impact the pandemic has on HIV, TB and malaria programs. Up to US$500 million is available through these grant savings and reprogramming.
Under the guidelines, the Global Fund encourages countries to redeploy underutilized assets, repurpose grant savings and reprogram funding from existing grants. Activities include, but are not limited to, epidemic preparedness assessment, laboratory testing, sample transportation, use of surveillance infrastructure, infection control in health facilities, and information campaigns. Learn more
The countries and multicountry programs using these grant savings and reprogramming are noted on our list:
Through the COVID-19 Response Mechanism, countries can access funding to reinforce the response to COVID-19, mitigate the impact of the pandemic on HIV, TB and malaria programs, and make urgent improvements in health and community systems. The mechanism has an initial allocation of US$500 million. Learn more