Theft and Corruption at the Global Fund

Roger Bate | 06 Apr 2011 | The New Ledger

In a January Foreign Policy column I explained how most of the malaria medicines donated to Togo by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS TB and Malaria (GF), had gone missing, stolen by that government's own procurement agency staff.

AFM's points from GF OIG Progress Report

None | 11 Jan 2011 | Africa Fighting Malaria

The Global Fund's Office of the Inspector General recently issued a Progress Report. With regards to malaria funding, AFM has pulled out some of the most salient points.

The Global Fund

None | 23 Jun 2009 | Africa Fighting Malaria

A five-year evaluation of the Global Fund was recently published. According to CGD's April Harding, they were given an "A - for "raising it"; a B - for "spending it"; and, a D minus, for "proving it"." Performance to determine continued funding is based on process indicators and outputs rather than on outcomes and impact, for example measuring the number of insecticide-treated nets distributed but not the number of children sleeping under them.

A Health Plan for the G8: Focus on How Funds Are Spent

Roger Bate & Philip Coticelli | 06 Jun 2007 |

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria was established in 2002 to procure health commodities for the poor. The U.S. taxpayer is the largest contributor, accounting for about a third of the $10 billion the fund has raised to date. This money has put 1.1 million people on HIV/AIDS drugs, treated 2.8 million cases of tuberculosis and distributed 30 million insecticide-treated nets (ITNs). It claims to have saved 1.8 million lives, a figure it is touting at this week's G8 Summit of the world's most powerful governments in Germany. It is asking for $15 billion more by 2010. While it has probably helped countries make progress against disease—if not as much as it claims—persistent problems should be addressed before G8 leaders increase global taxpayer contributions.

On The Trail Of A Cure: Reality and Rhetoric on Treating Malaria

Roger Bate | 22 Mar 2007 | American Enterprise Institute

The time is long overdue for the Global Fund to improve transparency, establish the quality of the drugs it will allow to be purchased with its funds, and establish where the drugs it purchases actually end up.

Saving Lives Through Honest Accounting

Roger Bate | 12 Feb 2007 |

A new initiative by Senator Tom Coburn could bring badly needed transparency to the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

No Aid for AIDS

Roger Bate | 19 Nov 2004 | National Review Online

The great and the good of the health world, along with at least four African presidents, have descended on Tanzania for the United Nations' Global Fund meeting.