Global Fund Technical Assistance
Malaria No More and its partners are assisting countries in the proposal process for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, which is the largest supporter of malaria public financing.
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tubercolosis and Malaria is the largest supporter of malaria public financing, supplying almost 52% of financing to malaria and using almost 30% of its funds to purchase and distribute nets. Countries who wish to receive Global Fund support for malaria health programs must submit proposals and be approved for funding. Malaria No More and the Harmonization Working Group (HGW) are assisting countries in the development of malaria-program proposals to The Global Fund.
Before Malaria No More and HGW began aiding countries during the proposal process, the Global Fund in 2006 approved only 25 percent of submitted malaria proposals, totaling $220 million in funding. In 2007, Malaria No More and its HWG partners provided technical assistance in the development of their proposals, helping them secure $488 million in funding for malaria control—a 75 percent proposal success rate.
Malaria No More and HWG continued this effort through the development of Global Fund Round 8 (2008) malaria proposals and exceeded its goal when 78 percent of applicant countries succeeded in securing grants. The success of Global Fund Round 8 was a key component of the watershed international development event witnessed on September 25, 2008, when $3 billion in new malaria funding was announced by donors including the Global Fund.
In 2009, MNM and HWG assisted 12 countries in the development of Global Fund proposals. Out of the 12 assisted applicants, seven countries were approved for funding. Malaria No More and HGW will continue assisting countries in Global Fund proposal development.