The Global Fund’s sustainability, transition and cofinancing policy (STC policy) was approved in April 2016 by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and implemented for the first time during the funding cycle 2017-2019. Although sustainability has always been an element of the Global Fund’s work, STC policy has formalized the comprehensive approach to strengthening sustainability, increasing national funding and cofinancing, and helping countries to better prepare for the transition from Global Fund funding to national planning.
This sustainability, transition and co-financing policy aims to better invest external funding and to catalyze national resources to strengthen health systems and help countries meet the critical challenges of sustainability and transition, in order to maintain and expand service coverage and accelerate the end of the three diseases.
This guide, developed by the GFTAM regional platform and the CSOs in the MENA region hosted by ITPC-MENA, is intended to help countries and CSOs to strengthen sustainability, increase national funding and improve preparations for the transition with the he support and backing from the Global Fund, the measures to be taken when drawing up requests for funding, the implementation of grants and the management of national programs for the fight against HIV, tuberculosis and malaria financed by the GFTAM.
The guide is available in Arabic, French, and English: