Each request for funding (known as a concept note) submitted to the Global Fund is thoroughly evaluated for technical merit as well as strategic focus by an independent group of experts, the Technical Review Panel.
Beyond making recommendations for funding, the Technical Review Panel also has an important role to play in the development and implementation of the Global Fund strategy as an advisory body to the Board.
The Technical Review Panel consists of experts in HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, health systems, community systems and cross-cutting development issues. In addition to supporting the financing of effective programs, the Technical Review Panel also reports on the lessons learned from concept note review for applicants, technical partners, the Secretariat and the Board.
The Technical Review Panel is headed by a Chair, who is also an ex-officio member of the Strategy, Investment and Impact Committee of the Board of the Global Fund. The Chair is supported by two Vice-Chairs. Dr Lucie Blok of the Netherlands is currently serving as Chair, and Dr Evelyn Ansah of Ghana and Dr Subhash Hira of India are Vice-Chairs.