23 September 2019
The Global Fund was established to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. Since its conception, the Global Fund has also recognized the importance of health systems strengthening.
That recognition has evolved and strengthened over time. In 2014 with the introduction of the allocation-based funding model, the Global Fund strategically prioritized its approach to strengthening health and community systems by developing new guidance focusing investments, primarily based on an analysis of system-related programmatic risks and bottlenecks for the three diseases. In 2016, the importance of resilient and sustainable systems for health was elevated to one of four strategic objectives in the Global Fund Strategy 2017-2022.
At the request of the Strategy Committee of the Global Fund’s Board, the Technical Evaluation Reference Group conducted in 2018 the Thematic Review to Assess the Current Approach to Investments in Resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health. In close coordination with the Technical Review Panel, Office of the Inspector General and Secretariat, the Technical Evaluation Reference Group generated evidence on the implementation, successes and challenges related to investments in resilient and sustainable systems for health. The review also provides recommendations addressed to the Global Fund and its country and technical partners.
The report, including Technical Evaluation Reference Group's position paper and a management response from the Global Fund Secretariat, is available for download:
More information on thematic reviews is available on our Thematic Reviews page.