Operational Assessment Tool for Applicants Including Oxygen Investments in C19RM Funding Requests

07 June 2021

As applicants of C19RM Funding Requests continue to work on their proposals, the Global Fund has issued a tool which applicants are strongly encouraged to use in developing their oxygen submissions, including for Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) plants and liquid oxygen.

Costing of PSA plants in particular is a complex process and varies across applicant countries and multicountries. Therefore, determining the “fit-for-purpose” and value of related investments can pose some challenges. The tool, supported by members of the COVID-19 Technical Advisory Group (CTAG), allows applicants to highlight operational and technical specifications so that a complete package is considered when requesting this type of investments, strengthening the request and ensuring they reflect sustainable and durable health system investments in years to come.