The Global Fund scored a top rating for its effective investment of donor money to respond to HIV, tuberculosis and malaria in a newly released Multilateral Performance Assessment published in the Performance of Australian Aid Report by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The assessment confirmed the Global Fund as a strong, results-driven partner, giving consistent ratings of 5 out of 6 across its six criteria.
At its 37th Meeting, the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria took significant steps toward increasing impact and maximizing effectiveness in its goal of ending epidemics, which will achieve greater health security and long-term prosperity.
The Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria selected Aida Kurtović as its new Chair, after serving as Vice-Chair for the past two years. The Board also selected Ambassador John Simon as incoming Vice-Chair.
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf today outlined strategic areas of partnership between Liberia and the Global Fund, stressing the need to accelerate the process of building resilient and sustainable systems for health to prevent disease outbreaks. Liberia was the epicenter of the 2014 Ebola outbreak that claimed more than 11,000 lives across West Africa.
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria will continue to support five Southeast Asian countries to expand efforts against malaria, and aim to eliminate the most deadly strain of malaria.