Ensuring the implementation of the Global Fund Strategy
Since July 2016 Mike Podmore has been the Alternate Board Member for the Developed Country NGO Delegation on the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria. In this role, Mike works with a broad array of partners on the board to provide oversight to the Global Fund Secretariat in the delivery of its strategy – ranging from the recruitment of a new Executive Director to the policies and processes guiding funding allocation and accountability. In particular, Mike has led on work related to transitions, sustainability and eligibility across the Implementer Group. You can find more information on the work of the Delegation or get involved by visiting the website.
Ensuring full funding for the Global Fund
STOPAIDS co-ordinates UK stakeholders to come together in the UK to support a strong on-going financial commitment for the Global Fund by the UK government. If you are interested to join us in this work, contact our office for more information. We also co-ordinate with international advocates in donor and implementing countries through the Global Fund Advocates Network to ensure a successful overall replenishment of the Global Fund.
Ensuring the implementation of the Unitaid Strategy
STOPAIDS hosts both the Board member (Diarmaid McDonald) and the Liaison Officer for the NGO Delegation of the Board of Unitaid. Unitaid is a relatively smaller multilateral than the Global Fund and it does crucial work on innovation and overcoming access barriers to medicines and diagnostics to address AIDS, TB, Malaria, HIV/HepC Co-infection and RMNCH. It does this by, for example, funding studies on different delivery methods for self-testing for HIV or funding research into paediatric TB medications. As one of only two civil society seats on the Board, the NGO delegation has an important role to play in keeping the Unitaid board accountable. For more information about the delegation or Unitaid more generally contact Courtenay Howe in the STOPAIDS office.