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Appointment of the Rapporteur Appointment of the Rapporteur
<ul type="disc"><li>Dr. Ren Minghui from the Western Pacific Region (China) Constituency is designated as Rapporteur for the Tenth Board Meeting.</li></ul>
Approval of the Agenda Approval of the Agenda
The agenda for the Tenth Board Meeting is approved with modifications.
Approval of Report of the Ninth Board Meeting Approval of Report of the Ninth Board Meeting
<ul><li>The report of the Ninth Board Meeting is approved.</li></ul>
Election of Chair and Vice Chair 2005-2007 Election of Chair and Vice Chair 2005-2007
<p><b>Decision Point 1:</b> </p><p>Dr. Carol Jacobs of the Latin America and Caribbean constituency is unanimously elected as Chair of the Board of The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria for the period of 2005-2007.</p><p><b>Decision Point 2:</b> </p><p>Prof. Michel Katzatchkine of the France (Luxemburg, Spain) constituency is unanimously elected as the Vice Chair of the Board of The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria for the period of 2005-2007.</p>
Country Coordinating Mechanisms Country Coordinating Mechanisms
<p><b>Decision Point 1</b> </p><p>The Board approves the changes to the CCM Guidelines regarding CCM oversight of implementation, as outlined in GF/B10/7, Annex 3.</p><b>Decision Point 2</b> <br/><p>The Board requests the Secretariat to work closely with partners (multi/bilateral partners, private sector and others) to facilitate and coordinate the provision of resources to support CCM secretariat functioning.</p><p>In countries where partner support for CCMs is not available, the Board approves the use of grant funds to provide CCM support, provided that funding is limited to two-years and meets the terms and conditions set out in Part 2 (para.16) of GF/B10/7. The Board requests the Secretariat to widely communicate this decision point to all stakeholders.</p><b>Decision Point 3</b> <br/><p>The Board approves the revised text of paragraph 19 as outlined in GF/B10/7, Annex 3 (see below).</p><p><b>Revised text of paragraph 19</b> </p><p>Para 19: The Secretariat will take specific steps to collect information on the functioning of CCMs and to disseminate this information. Individual CCM members are free to communicate their views on design or implementation issues with other CCM colleagues or with the Secretariat, on a confidential basis if necessary, to register problems and complaints, and identify weaknesses in CCM functioning as described in the principles of the Fund.<b> At the same time, the Fund Portfolio Managers will ensure that this process contributes to promoting true partnership and trust among the CCM members and between the Fund Portfolio Managers and the CCMs</b>. While respecting confidentiality where confidentiality has been requested, portfolio managers would have the right to inform themselves on the issue through queries to other CCM members, and if necessary tasking the LFA to determine the accuracy of the complaint. <b>The Board requests CCMs to work closely with national authorities within the framework of the Three Ones and harmonization efforts.</b></p>
Memorandum of Understanding – Stop TB Memorandum of Understanding – Stop TB
The Board approves the Memorandum of Understanding with the Global Partnership to Stop TB, attached as Annex 4 to the Report of the Governance and Partnership Committee (GF/B10/7), and requests the Secretariat to provide periodic reports on cooperation between the Fund and the Global Partnership to Stop TB under the agreement.
Commencement of the Terms of the Chair and the Vice Chair Commencement of the Terms of the Chair and the Vice Chair
<p>The Board amends Section 18 the Board Operating Procedures as follows:</p><p><b>18. Timing of Elections; Commencement of Terms</b> </p><p>Elections of the Chair and Vice Chair shall take place at the first Board meeting of the year. In the case of a vacancy, elections to fill the vacant slot shall take place at the first Board meeting at which a vacancy exists. The terms of office for Chair and Vice Chair shall commence <u>upon the adjournment of the Board meeting at which the election is held</u> except in the case of elections to fill a vacancy, where terms shall commence immediately upon election.</p>
2004 Financial Statements and Audit 2004 Financial Statements and Audit
The Board approves the 2004 Financial Statements of the Global Fund which have been audited by Ernst & Young.
Euro-denominated Grants and Currency Risk Management Euro-denominated Grants and Currency Risk Management
<p>The Global Fund shall take action to minimize its exposure to currency risk through the following transitional policies that set a framework for currency risk management:</p><ol type="a"><li>hedge exposure to currency risk by matching the values of USD assets with USD grant liabilities and Euro assets with Euro grant liabilities to the extent possible using available liquidity, so as to minimize any mismatch within each currency (excess liquidity after matching shall be held in USD and Euro);</li><li>encourage donors to denominate promissory notes only in the grant currencies (USD and Euro); </li><li>if a material currency mismatch remains after these measures, maintain a reserve against commitment authority as a cushion to absorb any potential losses and thus minimize commitments being made in excess of assets available; and </li><li>encourage prospective grant recipients to provide information as to the currency in which they will submit future grant applications.</li></ol><p>The operational implications and practices shall continue to be reviewed by the Secretariat under the guidance of the FAC to present a full recommendation to set the policy and parameters of the currency risk exposure at the Eleventh Board meeting unless insufficient experience warrants extension until the Twelfth Board meeting.</p>
Terms of Reference – Technical Evaluation Reference Group (TERG) Terms of Reference – Technical Evaluation Reference Group (TERG)
The Board approves a revision to the Technical Evaluation Reference Group (TERG) Terms of Reference (ToRs) to respond to the proposed changes in the Board Committee structure. The proposed revised ToRs are attached as Annex 8 to this report. The Board also requests that the TERG Chair present brief independent assessments on performance and status of the Global Fund monitoring and evaluation system to each meeting of the Policy and Strategy Committee and the Board.
Phase 2 Decision Process Phase 2 Decision Process
<p><b>Decision Point 1</b> </p><p>The Board acknowledges that, in line with the existing Phase 2 policy, the Secretariat may need to take more than 20 months to provide a Phase 2 recommendation to the Board. It therefore decides that in exceptional circumstances the Secretariat may extend, at no cost, the term of Phase 1 grant agreements by up to six months and decides that the Phase 2 Decision-Making Policies and Procedures document, as set out in Annex 6 to Board Document G/B10/8, shall be amended accordingly. The Secretariat shall inform the Board immediately upon taking action under this decision.</p><p><b>Decision Point 2:</b> </p><p>The Board directs the Chair and Vice Chair of the Board to establish an ad-hoc task force to review the Phase 2 process and report back to the 11<sup>th</sup> Board Meeting. The task force should be comprised of members of the Board, the Technical Review Panel, the Chair of the Technical Evaluation Reference Group and the Secretariat.</p>
Phase 2 Renewals Phase 2 Renewals
<p><b>Decision Point 1:</b> </p><p>The Board decides to approve the following procedure for use, should it so decide, in processing proposals pending before it at its 10<sup>th</sup> meeting:</p><p><b>Interim procedure for processing proposals pending before the Board at its 10<sup>th</sup> meeting</b> </p><ol><li>The Board may decide to refer a proposal back to the CCM for further processing as a Revised Request for Continued Funding.</li><li>If the Board refers a proposal for further processing as a Revised Request for Continued Funding, the CCM will be provided with a summary of concerns raised and will be given one opportunity to address these and any other concerns raised during the Phase 2 process.</li><li> The CCM must deliver its Revised Request for Continued Funding to the Secretariat within two months of written notification of the opportunity to resubmit. The Secretariat shall review the Revised Request for Continued Funding solely for financial reasonableness, and shall pass both the submission and its financial comments to the TRP for review within one month of receipt from the CCM. The TRP shall provide a recommendation to the Board within one month of receipt from the Secretariat. </li><li> If the TRP recommends to discontinue funding, the recommendation shall be in the form of notification to the Board, no further funding shall be provided for the proposal and funding of the existing program shall terminate at the completion of its term. </li><li> If the TRP recommends to continue funding, the Board shall vote by e-mail on the TRP recommendation under its no-objection procedure. Votes must be received by the Secretariat no later than the 10th day following notification to the Board (inclusive of the day of notification).</li><li> If the TRP recommendation to continue funding is not approved by the Board, no further funding shall be provided for the proposal and funding of the existing program shall terminate at the completion of its term.</li></ol>
Phase 2: Honduras and Senegal Phase 2: Honduras and Senegal
<p><b>Decision Point 1:</b> </p><p>The Board decides to refer the Honduras Round 1 HIV proposal back to the CCM for further processing as a Revised Request for Continued Funding.</p><p><b>Decision Point 2:</b> </p><p>The Board decides to refer the Senegal Round 1 HIV proposal back to the CCM for further processing as a Revised Request for Continued Funding.</p>
Early Warning and Response System Early Warning and Response System
The Board decides that the Secretariat report to the next meeting of the appropriate committee regarding the implementation of the Early Warning and Response system.
Committee Restructuring Committee Restructuring
<p>The Board decides to reorganize the Board Committees by canceling the GPC,</p><p>MEFA, PFSC, PMPC, RMCC and constituting the following three committees:</p><ol><li> The Policy and Strategy Committee (PSC)</li><li> The Portfolio Committee (PC)</li><li> The Finance and Audit Committee (FAC)</li></ol><p><b>Decision Point 2:</b> </p><p>The Board adopts Option 1 with regard to Committee structure and Membership. </p><p><b>Decision Point 3:</b> </p><p>The Board adopts the Committee Rules and Procedures in GF/B10/11, Annex 3, as amended by the Board at its 10<sup>th</sup> meeting.</p><p>The Board adopts the Terms of Reference in GF/B10/11, Annex 2, as amended by the Board at its 10<sup>th</sup> meeting.</p><p><b>Decision Point 4:</b> </p><p>The Board decides to amend Section 23 and Section 25 of the Board Operating Procedures as follows: </p><p><b>23. Size and Membership of Committees</b> </p><p><s>Committees will have a maximum of seventeen members</s>. The Board Chair and Vice Chair, in consultation with the committee chair, <s>and the Executive Director</s>, will propose the constituencies to be included on each committee, based on applications made by constituencies for committee seats, for full Board approval. There will be no more than one member per constituency on any single committee. Each constituency may participate in a maximum of <s>three</s>two committees. Membership on the Ethics Committee shall not count toward this <s>three</s> two-committee limit, nor shall membership on other ad-hoc committees where the Board specifically provides that membership shall not apply toward this limit. Where demand for committee seats exceeds the maximum, priority will be given to ensuring balance.</p><p>Constituencies will designate an individual to represent them on a given committee. While it is preferable that constituencies choose Board Members or Alternate Members to serve on committees, they are free to choose any individual to represent them.<s> While substitutes should be discouraged, committee members will be able to send substitutes as an exception without the approval of the committee chair. Only committee members (or their substitute) will attend committee meetings, unless other individuals are invited to do so by the committee chair</s>. Because committee chairs must chair the committee meeting without prejudice, they may bring an additional representative of the constituency to participate as a member of the committee. Where considered necessary by the committee chair, the vice chair of a particular committee may be permitted to bring an additional representative of the constituency to participate as a member of the committee. </p><p><b>25. Ethics Committee</b> </p><p>The Ethics Committee shall be a permanent committee of the Board. The Ethics Committee shall consist of four members. <s>The Board Vice Chair shall be a member of, and shall Chair, the Ethics Committee</s>.</p><p>The Ethics Committee shall operate under these Board Operating Procedures, the committee guidelines of the Board, and the Ethics Committee procedures and rules, as may be adopted and amended from time to time by the Board. In circumstances where these Ethics Committee procedures and rules conflict with these Board Operating Procedures or the committee guidelines of the Board, the Ethics Committee procedures shall govern.</p>
Replenishment Conference Replenishment Conference
<p>The Board notes with concern the current shortfall regarding funds availability for Round 5.</p><p>The Board calls upon participants of the Replenishment Conference, and all other potential donors, to take urgent action to ensure that Round 5 is fully funded.</p>
Annual Report 2004 Annual Report 2004
The Board approves the draft Annual Report for 2004.
Chair’s Budget Chair’s Budget
The Board approves the budget for the Office of the Chair as presented at the 10<sup>th</sup> Board Meeting.
Office of the Inspector General Office of the Inspector General
The Board requests the Finance & Audit Committee to develop, and present for approval by email prior to the 11<sup>th</sup> Board Meeting, terms of reference and a plan for the establishment of a Global Fund Office of the Inspector General, and recommend a candidate for the position of Inspector General for appointment by the Board at the 11<sup>th</sup> Board Meeting.
Outgoing Chair and Vice Chair of the Board Outgoing Chair and Vice Chair of the Board
<p>We, the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, wish to express our heartfelt gratitude and admiration for the remarkable contribution of our leader, Tommy Thompson, to the improvement of this Board and the cause of global health.</p><p>We, the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, in recognition of the passionate and able work for health and justice of our Vice Chair, Hélène Rossert-Blavier, express our appreciation for her leadership in the Global Fund and wish her well in her personal struggle against disease.</p>
Quality Assurance of Limited and Single Source Pharmaceutical Products Quality Assurance of Limited and Single Source Pharmaceutical Products
<p>The Board decides to change its policy on quality assurance approved at the Third Board Meeting on "option (c)" by replacing the decision on Agenda Item 10(B)(4)(b)(c) with the following and eliminating the last sentence of that decision on the "option (c)" time limit:</p> <ul> <li>Once there are two or more equivalent pharmaceutical products that meet the standards in Option (a) or Option (b), then Option (c) is not applicable. Contracts entered into on or beforeApril 30, 2005with suppliers for products that qualified for purchase under Option (c) may be honoured by the Principal Recipient until they expire. No new purchase contracts or contract extensions for such products will be allowed afterApril 30, 2005.</li> <li>If the Principal Recipient determines that there is only one or no equivalent pharmaceutical product that meets the standards in Option (a) or Option (b) OR if the Principal Recipient determines that the products that meet these standards are unavailable and represents the same to the Global Fund Secretariat, and the Secretariat does not object, then Global Fund resources may be used to procure other equivalent pharmaceutical products, provided that the products are selected in accordance with the following, in order of priority: <ol> <li>(i) the manufacturer has submitted an application for product approval to the WHO Prequalification Program or a stringent regulatory authority AND is manufactured at a site that is compliant with standards of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), as certified after inspection by the WHO or a stringent regulatory authority;</li> <li>(ii) the product is manufactured at a GMP-compliant manufacturing site as certified after inspection by the WHO or a stringent regulatory authority. <br /><br />A Principal Recipient shall inform the Global Fund Secretariat if it procures under provisions (i) or (ii), after having followed the above process. In turn, the Secretariat, working with technical partners, shall contract an independent third-party to conduct random quality analysis of products being procured<br /><br />according to these criteria to ensure their quality in the absence of the Option (a) or Option (b) standard. <br /><br />In the event that (a) the submitted application for product approval is no longer under consideration; or (b) the independent third party finds the quality of the product to be unacceptable, then the Principal Recipient shall promptly terminate the contract with the supplying manufacturer.</li> </ol> </li> </ul> <ul> <li>In all cases, products purchased with Global Fund resources are subject to the monitoring product quality standards prescribed by the Fund as specified in Section 6 of the Report of the Third Board Meeting.</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Procurement of products according to criteria (i) or (ii) should be time limited and Principal Recipients should defer to Options (a) or (b) as soon as possible.</li> </ul> <p>The Secretariat will monitor implementation of this decision and report to the Board at the Fourteenth Board meeting.</p>
Title of Chair and Vice-Chair (Emeritus) Title of Chair and Vice-Chair (Emeritus)
Secretary Tommy Thompson and Dr. Hélène Rossert-Blavier, Dr. Chrispus Kiyonga, Mr. Seiji Morimoto and Dr. Suwit Wibulpolprasert are entitled to use the title of Chair and Vice-Chair (Emeritus), respectively, when they deem it necessary to engage in tasks for promotion of the cause of the Global Fund.
Terms of Reference for the Global Fund Office of Inspector General Terms of Reference for the Global Fund Office of Inspector General
The Board approves the Terms of Reference for the Global Fund Office of Inspector General that are set forth as Annex A of the FAC Report on the Office of Inspector General and the plan for the establishment of the Office of Inspector General that is set forth in Annex B of the FAC Report on the Office of Inspector General.
Extensions and Bridge Funding (Indonesia and Cote d'Ivoire) Extensions and Bridge Funding (Indonesia and Cote d'Ivoire)
<ol><li>The Board decides to commit additional funds equal to U.S.$3,500,000 to the Round 1 Indonesia malaria grant (IND-102-G02-M-00) pending the Phase 2 renewal decision with respect to this grant.<br/><br/></li><li>The Board decides to extend of the term of the Cote D’Ivoire Round 3 HIV Program (Grant No. CIV-304-G02-H) for an additional three months beyond the original eighteen month proposal term.</li></ol>