Earth Institute Contact: Joshua Ruxin
The Access Project for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria serves a dual purpose: to help developing countries apply for funding from the Global Fund, and to assist grantees in utilizing funds effectively.
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria is a multi-billion dollar international financing mechanism intended to fight these diseases by dramatically increasing the availability of funding for practical health initiatives. Global Fund support is only available to programs that developing countries design and implement themselves.
The Access Project seeks to help developing countries achieve success in combating HIV/AIDS, TB, and Malaria with Global Fund support. Advisors are currently positioned on the ground in Nigeria and Rwanda to provide hands-on support to country-led initiatives. Working with members of the Country Coordinating Mechanisms which are established to secure Global Fund financing, and the Principal Recipients of the Global Fund awards, these advisors are helping countries to build management expertise, develop strategic implementation plans, and establish processes for effective monitoring and evaluation. During the past few years, the Access project has provided support to Global Fund initiatives in Nigeria, Ethiopia, Malawi, South Africa, Rwanda, Angola, Namibia, and Haiti.
The Glaser Progress Foundation has been the primary supporter of the Access Project and since its inception, has provided over $1.6 million in support. During that time, the Access Project has helped African governments obtain more than $270 million in grant commitments from the Global Fund.
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