Approved by the Board on: 09 April 2020
The Board agrees that the COVID-19 pandemic poses a global public health emergency and that failure to control the pandemic threatens to derail the Global Fund’s mission to fight HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria and strengthen systems for health. The Board acknowledges that without immediate action, health facilities, communities and geographies served by Global Fund programs will be severely impacted. As a major actor in global health, the Global Fund is uniquely positioned to deliver rapid support to countries developing responses to control the COVID-19 pandemic. In light of the urgency of the situation, and the need to take swift and decisive action with partners to control the impact of COVID-19 on the Global Fund mission and country health systems, the Board:
The cost of implementing these decisions will be absorbed within the current 2020 OPEX budget.
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