The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria welcomes the Japanese Diet’s passage of the fiscal 2016 supplementary budget and the fiscal 2017 budget, which includes Japan’s contribution of US$313 million to the Global Fund.
The Global Fund and the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) have signed a memorandum of understanding to promote mutual advocacy, engage in joint technical work and raise awareness in the fight against AIDS, TB and malaria and building resilient and sustainable systems for health.
The Honorable Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal, today welcomed a delegation from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria led by Dr. Mark Dybul, Executive Director. The meeting marked the official signing of the Agreement on the Privileges and Immunities of the Global Fund, a symbolic step in strengthening the partnership between the Global Fund and Senegal that has been in place for 15 years. Senegal is now the 15th country to sign the agreement; Côte d’Ivoire, Togo, Burkina Faso, Rwanda as well as some ten European and African states have already done so.
Published today, the assessment noted an overall strong performance by the Global Fund in all 12 of its criteria. Key strengths identified point to the Global Fund’s commitment to delivering impact and value for money: clear strategic direction and a proactive approach to innovation and change; results-based budgeting well aligned to strategy within a low operational budget; early identification of operational and financial risks; and vibrant and effective partnerships, particularly those that work with civil society and leverage private sector skills to address operational gaps.