South-East Asia region country experiences in global fund implementation and impact of WHO support: a review and assessment
AbstractSince the Global Fund's establishment in 2002, WHO has been providing its Member countries with a range of assistance throughout the grant cycle, from proposal writing and grant negotiation support to ongoing technical assistance for monitoring and implementation. SEARO has invested more than US$ 3 million in the provision of this assistance. It undertook a review and assessment of WHO's support and country experiences in relation to the Global Fund with assistance from some WHO Country offices, Country Coordinating Mechanisms and Principal Recipients in countries. The results show that WHO's efforts in this regard have had a positive impact and are greatly appreciated by Member countries. The survey also clearly indicates that countries continue to face range of significant challenges throughout the grant cycle. Some of these, such as those due to overly complex reporting forms, originate principally form GF processes and system. Others, such as lack of human resources capacity to perform many of the required functions, emanate largely from the country context. This report thus compiles the results of the review and assessment.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2008). South-East Asia region country experiences in global fund implementation and impact of WHO support: a review and assessment. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/205901