News on the Round 7 Global Fund Pacific Islands multi-country HIV and tuberculosis proposals
Tuesday, 18 March 2008

ImageIn November 2007, the board of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) approved the Round 7 Pacific Islands multi-country HIV and tuberculosis proposals.

The five-year proposals have a value of USD 25.3 million (HIV) and USD 13.3 million (TB). In accordance with normal policy, the Board initially approved a ceiling of funding for the first two years (Phase I) of each proposal at values of USD 10.7 million and USD 5.68 million respectively, subject to grant negotiations.

Technical and logistics support to countries for putting together both the multi-country and national proposals was provided by technical partners, principally WHO and SPC. WHO and SPC mobilised consultants to help compile the national proposals, through either their internal budgets or donor support.

Grant negotiations have continued since Board approval, culminating in face-to-face negotiations conducted in Geneva at the beginning of May. Negotiations for the tuberculosis proposal have now concluded and the formal grant offer documents for Phase I were received and signed by the Director-General of SPC, Dr Jimmie Rodgers, during a brief ceremony at SPC headquarters on Friday 16 May.

Negotiations for the HIV proposal are into the final stages and SPC is targeting Friday 23 May for grant signing subject to no unforeseen delays.

Last Updated ( Friday, 23 May 2008 )