Stop TB Partnership reinforces its commitment for engagement of TB affected communities in Global Fund processes
The Stop TB Partnership is calling on TB affected communities and representatives of vulnerable groups to ensure strong participation and engagement in the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) processes. Financial support is provided through the Partnership's Technical Cooperation (TC) agreement.
If you are from one of the eligible countries and you need financial support to ensure that communities and people affected by TB are at the center of your country dialogue, Concept Note development and grant making, the Stop TB Partnership can support you. The list of countries that are currently eligible to apply include those that are in the pre-TRP and grant making stages of their Global Fund application: Angola, Belarus, Benin, Bolivia, Central African Republic, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Dominican Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Gabon, Georgia, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, Indonesia, Kosovo, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mongolia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Palestine, Paraguay, Peru, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Syrian Arab Republic, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan and Yemen.
Ambitious national strategic plans and robust Global Fund concept notes will lead to better diagnosis, treatment and provision of care to people affected by TB. In May 2014, the Stop TB Partnership entered into a TC agreement with the Global Fund to support demand-based technical assistance to countries as they develop their concept notes under the new funding model grant process. Through this agreement, the Partnership provides support to countries that go through the pre-Technical Review Panel (TRP) and grant making stages of the new funding model grant process in 2014 and 2015.
The Stop TB Partnership invests significant efforts to work with the largest international donor for TB - the Global Fund, which provides almost 80% of the external funding for TB globally. The Partnership's essential work with the Global Fund is to ensure that the voice of TB communities is heard in these processes and that the TB Global Fund Concept Notes deliver maximum impact.
Currently in the second year of implementation, this agreement is part of a global effort in ensuring that regional and country based communities, vulnerable groups and people affected by TB participate and engage in the Global Fund processes as part of the new funding model.
TB affected communities and civil society organizations, country coordinating mechanisms, national TB and HIV programmes, NGOs, Global Fund principal recipients and sub-recipients, and Global Fund portfolio managers can request financial support to:
- Engage TB communities in National TB Programmes, Country Coordinating Mechanisms and the funding model process
- Address community systems strengthening, gender, human rights and other key affected population issues so they are include in:
- TB programme reviews
- National Strategic Plans
- TB and/or joint TB/HIV concept notes
- Conduct TB/HIV gender assessments
- Share experiences and know-how of increased case detection and care delivery through TB REACH
- Develop procurement and supply management plans for improved quantification of drug forecasting through the Global Drug Facility.
- Support the grant-making process for the development of: 1) implementation maps, 2) capacity assessment tools, 3) performance frameworks, 4) monitoring and evaluation plans, and 5) health products, quantities, and budgets.
To apply for technical assistance through the Stop TB Partnership, please see here for the Technical Support Application Form for Global Fund Processes.
Read more about the Stop TB Partnership Technical Cooperation Agreement with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB & Malaria here.