Sarah Boseley of the Guardian writes about the seven weeks since Gabriel Jaramillo took over as the General Manager of the Global Fund. Boseley caught up with Jaramillo during his visit to London, where he spoke about changes at the Global Fund at a hearing in Parliament of the International Development Committee. Among the key achievements are a significant refocusing on grant management, with more staff and less bureaucracy. Jaramillo also spoke about how to facilitate work in the field, allowing the Global Fund to better manage risk and financial supervision.
On questions about how change will affect the Global Fund's standing with donors, the General Manager of the Global Fund is optimistic and positive. Positive signs from Spain, Germany, Japan and the Gates Foundation are all encouraging. The International Development Committee hearing also showed positive signs. Secretary Andrew Mitchell reaffirmed the United Kingdom's commitments and support.
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