08 September 2020
Following the World Health Organization guidance Corticosteroids for COVID-19 from 2 September, the Global Fund has confirmed that corticosteroids can be funded through Global Fund grants.
The use of corticosteroids for COVID-19 can be supported by Global Fund grants when:
Procurement of corticosteroids for COVID-19 can be:
For the initial phase of procurement, 3-6 months, the Global Fund suggests that Principal Recipients place orders for dexamethasone to use volumes already secured by the Global Fund. The use and procurement of other corticosteroids is also permitted.
Dexamethasone products will be listed on wambo.org for procurement during the first half of September.