This section provides operational information about our COVID-19 response, including funding application materials, technical guidance, situation reports, procurement instructions and more.

Our response to COVID-19

Known as C19RM, the COVID-19 Response Mechanism supports countries to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on programs to fight HIV, TB and malaria, and initiates urgent improvements in health and community systems.

C19RM leverages the principle of country ownership and allows countries that are currently receiving funding from the Global Fund to apply to this new funding.

In 2020, the Global Fund awarded nearly US$1 billion to 106 countries to support their responses to COVID-19. Thanks to investments and contributions from a growing number of donors, we are able to continue with C19RM in 2021.

Activities to be funded remain the same as in 2020, but with renewed focus on strengthening and expanding partner and community engagement.

Eligible investments in 2021

  1. Actions to reinforce the response to COVID-19.
  2. COVID-19 related adaptation of programs to fight HIV, TB and malaria.
  3. Strengthening health and community systems.

The three areas should also incorporate cross-cutting activities that bolster community responses to COVID-19.

For instructions on how to apply visit the Response Mechanism page.