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At the beginning of each funding cycle (the current one is from 2017 to 2019) the Global Fund allocates donors’ money to eligible countries so they can achieve greater impact in their fight against HIV, TB and malaria.
Countries can apply for their allocated funding at any time during the three-year cycle. This allows them to align the funding request with their own national processes as well as with their national strategic plan for the diseases.
Using a country’s national strategic plan as a foundation, people responding to and those affected by the diseases participate in an ongoing conversation about the best way to invest the available funds. This “country dialogue” serves as the basis for developing a funding request.
After an evaluation of the funding request by a group of independent experts called the Technical Review Panel, implementers work with the Global Fund to develop a road map to carry out the work. This ensures that when grants are submitted to the Board for final approval a country is ready to hit the ground running.
The funding model recognizes the only way to end HIV, TB and malaria as epidemics is by working together: Global Fund, governments, civil society, people affected by the diseases, technical partners, the private sector and other funders.