Global Fund concept note development – WHO policy brief 2014
In recent years, visibility and political support for malaria has continued to increase dramatically. This brief summarizes all malaria-related policies and interventions that are currently recommended by WHO, and replaces the previous version of this brief (issued in 2011). Its purpose is to present, in one concise document, a summary of WHO guidance that will assist countries to develop funding proposals for the Global Fund, as well as for other donors.
The policy brief highlights technical areas and implementation activities that countries should ensure are included in proposals, with appropriate funding for effective implementation. Key intervention areas include: case management (diagnosis and treatment); vector control; prevention for special groups (pregnant women, children under five and infants); as well as surveillance, monitoring and evaluation. It is not intended as a substitute for the WHO documents on which it is based.
The purpose of this handbook is to provide guidance on WHO's engagement with the Global Fund in supporting countries to access and effectively use Global Fund resources to sustain and scale up national HIV, TB and malaria programmes and strengthen health systems. It can also serve to inform national and international partners on the collaboration between WHO and the Global Fund. It is an update of a similar document published in 2009.