• Overview

    The Board of the Global Fund embodies the partnership approach to global health. In order to achieve the vision of a world free of the burden of HIV, TB and malaria, the Board is designed to incorporate leading stakeholders in an inclusive and effective way. The Global Fund’s guiding philosophy, and the day-to-day work of the Board, embraces shared responsibility and a strong commitment by all involved.

    The Board includes 20 voting members, with equal representation by implementers and donors. Non-governmental organizations, communities affected by HIV, TB and malaria, the private sector, and private foundations are also represented as voting members. In addition, there are eight non-voting members, including the Board Chair and Vice-Chair and representatives of partner organizations including WHO and the World Bank.

    The core functions of the Board include:

    • Strategy Development
    • Governance Oversight
    • Commitment of Financial Resources
    • Assessment of Organizational Performance
    • Risk Management
    • Partnership Engagement, Resource Mobilization and Advocacy

    Board Committees

    The work of the Global Fund Board operates through three committees:

    • Audit and Ethics Committee
    • Finance and Operational Performance Committee
    • Strategy, Investment and Impact Committee

    A Coordinating Group, led by the Board Chair, serves as a collaborative body to coordinate important business of the Board.

    Advisory Structures

    A Technical Review Panel performs independent evaluation of grant applications, and reports to the Board. A Technical Evaluation Reference Group performs independent assessments of the strategy and operational work, and also reports to the Board.

    Operational Structures

    The Global Fund Secretariat and the Global Fund’s Office of the Inspector General each report directly to the Board.