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Global Fund is an international financing institution that invests the world's money to save lives. To date, it has committed US$ 19.3 billion in 144 countries to support large-scale prevention, treatment and care programs against the three diseases.
It was established in January 2002 to dramatically increase global financing for interventions against the two pandemics (malaria is actually endemic).
It was established to assist countries to fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM). It is the largest international funder of programs to combat malaria and tuberculosis, providing two-thirds of all financing, and provides 20% of all international funding to combat HIV/AIDS.
The Fund asserts that as of June 2007, 1.9 million lives have been saved thanks to efforts in 136 countries supported by the Global Fund. The fund is supporting different number of activities, among those includes financial support, drugs and equipments to fight against HIV/AIDS, Malaria and TB.
In Tanzania it started with 117 LGAs , and in 2008/2009 support was provided to; Arusha, Singida, Morogoro, Songea, Tabora, and Sumbawanga Municipal Councils.
Others included Igunga, Missenyi, Morogoro, Mkinga, Siha, and Mpanda District Councils. Town councils covered were Lindi, Babati, Korogwe and Njombe. This program has been implemented in rounds. To date Tanzania is implementing GF round 4.
- The number of Councils implementing the GF 3 & 4 has increased from 72 to 113 in March, 2009.
- 3 staff from each Regional Secretariats has been trained on the supervision of the implementation of Global Fund activities in LGAs.
- The Proposal for Global Fund Round 8 and 9 has been prepared and submitted to Donors.
- The Planning Meeting has been conducted to 16 LGAs expected to implement GF round 8.
- Supportive supervision on Global Fund activities to councils of Dar es Salaam, Shinyanga, Rukwa, Manyara and Iringa regions conducted.
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