The Global Fund has introduced a new approach in applying for funding called the differentiated application process.

The new approach which takes effect in the 2018 to 2020 funding cycle allows for flexible and tailored funding requests that meet the exact needs and context of a country.

The global fund to fight HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria has introduced a new approach, which will see countries being notified how much has been allocated to them before they submit their applications.

Stakeholders in the health sector are consolidating their proposals to suit the tailored funding request.

National AIDS Council chief executive Dr Tapiwa Magure who is a member of the country co-ordinating mechanism (ccm) said Zimbabwe has been allocated US$483 million for the 2018 to 2020 allocation cycle.
“Stakeholders in the health sector are now working on proposals that will be compiled to come up with a consolidated application justifying the need for the amount that we have been told,” said Dr Magure.

The global fund is a public-private multi-billion-dollar international financing partnership established in 2002 to assist countries in the fight against HIV and AIDS, TB and malaria and grants from the organisation are supporting nearly half of the 1.4 million people living with HIV in the country.