The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) was established by the Initiative of the United Nations organization in 2002 as a new funding mechnism to mobilize resources and coordinate efforts to fight agianst AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria – the major public health treaths in all countries around the globe responsible for over 6 millions deaths annually.
Since its establishment the GFATM has founded more than 700 projects worth of 36 billion UDS in more than 100 countries. The GFATM alone provides a quarter of total global funding for AIDS programming, a third of total global funding for tuberculosis (TB) programming, and a quarter of total global funding for malaria funding.
As of 2017, the GFATM’s support has been provided anti-retroviral (ARV) treatment to 17.5 million people, and TB treatment services to 5 million patients, and has prevented 197 millions people by distributing nets which resulted in saving 27 million people.
PRINCIPLES OF FINANCING
- Financial support is provided to low and middle income countries with high prevalence of targeted diseases based on competitive selection of proposals developed by the country on the basis of their specific needs in response to Annual Call for proposals.
- GFATM funding should represent additional resources over and above that which is available from the country’s government, to address the disease burden
- Multi-sectoral Country Coordinating Mechanism (CMM) aimed at supporting stakeholder collabration and partnership shoul be operational
- Provide performance-based funding
GFATM requires the recipient countries to establish a Country Coordinating Mechanism /CCM/ to develop project proposals, to ensure an equal participation of all stakeholders, to coordinate their activities, and to monitor project implementation
CCM is comprised of the below members representing:
- Govermental organizations
- International organizations
- Bilateral organizations
- NGOs for youth and rights
- NGOs for HIV and Tuberculosis
- Religious Organizations
- People affected by HIV and TB
The CCM is responsible for overseeing the project implementation, giving recommendations and solving the urgent issues through the meeting organized quarterly. CCM also submit project proposals based on national policy documents, recommendations, statistics, and research results to multi-sectoral coordination.
Members of CCM:
B. Myagmar, Present of Mongolian Health Workers’ Union, Chairperson of CCM
B. Tsogtbaatar, Director of Public Administration and Management Department of MOH, Vice-Chairperoson
T. Enkhzaya, Director of Public Health Department of MOH
D. Davaadorj, National University of Medical Sciences, Secretary General of M&E committee
U. Byambasuren, First Deputy Chief of Cabinet Secretariat
L. Byambasuren, Deputy Health Minister
N. Amarsaikhan, National Security Council
Ts. Adiyakhishig, National Human Rights Commission
M. Erdenejargal, City Governor's Office
A. Tsetsegmaa, United Nations Country Office
Sergei Diorditsa, Representative's Office of WHO
Ts. Gankhuu, Mongolian Federation to Fight TB
Б. B. Munkhtsetseg, Mongolian Family Welfare Association
J. Odgarid, Gandan Tegchenling Monastery
Ch. Bat-Uyanga, Women for Change NGO
E. Enkhjargal, Mongolian Employers’ Federation
D. Otgonbayar, Marie Stopes Clinic
S. Altantsetseg, Mongolian Journalists Union
N. Tamir, Positive Life NGO
S. Otgonjargal, Representatives of key population
L. Munkhgerel, the 10th khoroo of Bayangol district
The GFATM has its reprentation in recipient countries in the form of Logal Fund Agents (LFA), which are responsible for external review of project implementation, verification of programmatic and financial data and reports, and provision of recommendation on next disbursement.
Cardno Emerging Market is currently selected LFA for Mongolia. Since then the LFA team is comprised of agents in charge procurement, finance, M&E and management.
Ministry of Health is selected as a Principal Recipient and responsible for provision of continious project implementation of the projects in a timely manner.
In 2003, the Principal Recipient established the Project Coordination Unit in charge of coordinating and monitoring project activities, preparing quarterly, semiannual and annual operational and financial reporting to GFATM, CCM and MOH.
The Principal Recipient contract out project implementation to relevant organizations called sub-recipients (SRs). 12 sub-recipients and 2 sub-sub-recipient are selected for the current projects.