WHO support to countries for the Global Fund proposals
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria launched the call for Round 11 proposals on 15 August 2011 with a deadline for submission extended to at least 1 March 2012. However, the Round 11 has now been replaced by the Transitional Funding Mechanism, with deadline till 31 March 2012. The mechanism represents an important opportunity for countries to mobilize the necessary financial support to maintain their essential HIV programmes and to protect the gains made in saving lives.
The WHO HIV Department is working in close collaboration with UNAIDS and other UN agencies, the civil society, bilateral and multilateral partners to ensure that countries present proposals that are technically sound, reflective of local priorities and realistic for implementation.
Tools and guides
WHO and UNAIDS have developed a tailor-made online toolkit called the Resource kit which includes updated technical information on key HIV interventions.
- Resource kit for Global Fund HIV proposals
- HIV prevention in generalized epidemics: Optimal interventions for Global Fund applications
- Work planning and budgeting tool
A range of training activities are undertaken to orient or train decision makers, proposal writing teams and consultants.
WHO also provides direct support, on request, to manage and undertake proposal writing at country level through ongoing engagement of staff and consultants.
A service to peer review draft proposals are provided towards the end of the proposal writing period. This is organized at regional level and in collaboration with technical experts from other concerned partners.