The Global Fund makes laudable efforts to tackle COVID-19, but questions remain

Will the Global Fund uphold its principles in this emergency context?

The Global Fund makes laudable efforts to tackle COVID-19, but questions remain www.aidspan.org "Early March, the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and malaria recognized the threat that the novel coronavirus that causes the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) poses to the health systems of its beneficiary countries. The Global Fund issued a first guidance note allowing countries to redeploy underutilized assets, repurpose grant savings and, in exceptional cases, reprogram up to 5% funding from existing grants to fight COVID-19. The Secretariat estimates the costs of these flexibilities at $500 million. A month later, the Global Fund announced an additional $500 million to a newly created COVID-19 Response Mechanism."

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