The COVID-19 Response Mechanism supports countries in responding to COVID-19, mitigating the impact on programs to fight HIV, TB and malaria, and initiating urgent improvements in health and community systems.
COVID-19 poses a serious threat to health systems worldwide, but particularly in countries where health systems are least developed. The Global Fund has a vital role to play in supporting countries that implement Global Fund-financed programs with their response to the pandemic, while maintaining its focus in continuing the fight against HIV, TB and malaria.
Eligible programming supported by the COVID-19 Response Mechanism are:
- Interventions to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on HIV, TB and malaria disease programs
- Actions to reinforce the response to COVID-19
- Initiatives to make urgent improvements in health and community systems, including laboratory networks, supply chains and engagement with vulnerable communities
- With an initial allocation of US$500 million, for countries with an allocation for 2020-2022 the COVID-19 Response Mechanism leverages the principle of country ownership and allows countries to request funding for control and containment, including laboratory networks, supply chains, and community-led responses.
- Funding from the response mechanism is in addition to the funding available through grant flexibilities.
The Global Fund is supporting countries as they – while responding to the COVID-19 pandemic – continue to deliver impact through existing grants, develop quality new grants for the 2020-2022 allocation period and strengthen health systems.
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