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Our global fund partner

The Global Fund To Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is the main source of finance for programmes to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria in 150 countries.  It provides a quarter of all international financing for AIDS projects worldwide.

For information on resources available to support Round 11 applications, clink on the link to the Resources Bulletin in the green box on the right hand side of this page.

The Alliance and the Global Fund

Organisational Strengths and Capacity
The Alliance has considerable experience successfully implementing Global Fund programmes as a Principal Recipient (PR), a Sub-Recipient (SR), and in supporting membership of the Country Coordinating Mechanisms (CCM). 

The Alliance has engaged with the Global Fund through policy and advocacy work (see below), and is represented on the Global Fund Board by its Executive Director, Alvaro Bermejo, who was appointed as Developed NGO Delegation Board member as of July 2011, and the Alliance's Latin America and Caribbean regional reprentative, Javier Hourcade Belloqc, who is one of the NGO Representatives of the Communities Living with the Diseases.

The Alliance’s Global Fund Grants
Currently seven Alliance linking organisations serve as PR in Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Ecuador, India, Malaysia, Senegal and Ukraine, and 17 linking organisations have been Sub Recipients on 27 grants from the Global Fund.  Click here for full details of the Alliance Global Fund Portfolio.

Some of the key results from Global Funds grants implemented by Alliance linking organisations include:

  • 6,154 households of children living with HIV and children affected by AIDS were covered by basic support in India (Round 6);
  • in Senegal, during the first two years of the Round 6 grant, 825 men who have sex with men and 910 sex workers were reached by outreach interventions; information, education and communication (IEC) and behaviour change communication (BCC);
  • as of March 2009, 214,103 people who inject drugs accessed HIV prevention services in Ukraine.
    (Source: Global Fund grant performance reports 2010)

The Alliance and Global Fund Technical Support
The Alliance Technical Cooperation Unit and its seven Regional Technical Support Hubs regularly provide technical assistance in Global Fund related areas, from developing sound proposals to organisational development and onward granting, as well as HIV programme management, financial management, monitoring and evaluation, procurement, and contracts.

Our August 2011 Resources Bulletin is full of useful links and downloads to assist with Global Fund Round 11 proposals.

The Alliance’s Commitment to Community Systems Strengthening
Key to the Alliance’s success is its model, with the unique emphasis on strengthening the institutional development of the nearly 40 linking organisations who form part of the global partnership.

Alliance linking organisations benefit from the combined strengths of their local staff and in-county presence as well as their membership of the Alliance. All Alliance linking organisations are national, independently registered NGOs and all programmes are locally owned and run, but draw upon the significant technical support available from the Alliance’s southern based Regional Technical Support Hubs and from the international secretariat.

The Alliance’s Performance Rating from the Global Fund
The Global Fund makes decisions based on performance to ensure that investments are made where impact in alleviating the burden of HIV can be achieved. Consistent with its performance-based funding model, the Global Fund Secretariat routinely assesses grant performance and links the outcome of this assessment to a disbursement decision.

Alliance linking organisations have consistently been A rated by the Global Fund (meeting or exceeding expectations).

Engagement through policy and advocacy
The Alliance has assisted in the development of various Global Fund policies, including:

At country-level the Alliance has supported marginalised groups representation in Country Coordinating Mechanisms (CCM), such as transgender representation in the CCM in Peru. Also the Alliance has been actively engaged in advocacy for the Global Fund replenishment and promotion of innovative financing mechanisms for additional funding for health.

Examples of Alliance Global Fund Grants

  • As PR in India, the Alliance in India signed a new contract with the Global Fund for a US $25 million grant (115 crore rupees). This is the largest Global Fund grant to date to strengthen HIV prevention programming with men who have sex with men (MSM), hijra and transgender communities in their fight against HIV.  Read more here.
  • In Ukraine (round 1), the Alliance was one of the first civil society organisations to become principal recipient to manage a grant totalling $98 million over five years in Ukraine in 2004.  Read the final report and watch a video of Andriy Klepikov, Executive Director of Alliance Ukraine talking about their work supported by the Global Fund.
  • When the Round 1 grant in Senegal was facing cancellation due to poor performance, civil society organisations reacted and the Alliance linking organisation, Alliance Nationale Contre le SIDA (ANCS), was selected as Co-Principal Recipient in April 2006 allowing for the work in Senegal to continue.  ANCS received US$2.9 million over two and a half years to support work with communities and marginalised groups. Read more about the impact of the Global Fund in Senegal in this blog article.