International Council of AIDS Service Organizations Releases Update, Instructions for NGOs on the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
The International Council of AIDS Service Organizations yesterday released an update for non-governmental organizations regarding progress with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and how to apply for grants. The report, titled "The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Update and Next Steps," gives background information on the fund, as well as an outline of the fund's framework and structure. The report also provides NGOs with information on where to find eligibility rules, application forms and other key documents. The report then outlines the procedure for the funding application process, including necessary forms, deadlines and contact information. The deadline for the first round of applications is March 10, and the GFATM board will announce grant recipients during its next meeting on April 23-24. However, ICASO encourages NGOs to "look beyond" the first deadline and "create a solid base from which [NGOs] can ensure creative and innovative proposals in future rounds." The report is currently available in English online and will be made available in French and Spanish next week (ICASO release, 2/13).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.