Prof. Michel Kazatchkine the Executive Director of the Global Fund in a past event [©redpepper.co.ug
JUBA, 8th August, 2011 – The Global Fund, an international institution financing projects leading the fight against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria, will grant the Republic of South Sudan membership on the 15th August 2011.
This was announced by the Country Coordinating Mechanism – South Sudan (CCM-SS) secretariat during a one-day orientation workshop for its new 2011-2013 members at the Heron Campsite Hotel in Juba on Friday.
During the workshop, the facilitators briefed the new members on the role of the Global Fund in fighting HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria in South Sudan. They emphasized that the Global Fund is an innovative partnership between governments, civil society, the private sector, and the affected communities.
They also clarified that the Global Fund is just a funding instrument and not an implementing agency. It seeks to make available and leverage the additional financial resources necessary to achieve national goals in the fight against the three diseases.
The participants were also introduced to the CCM-SS constitution, governance manual, and the conflict of interest policy. These documents need to be adopted to facilitate the admission of the CCM-SS to the Global Fund membership.
Once admitted to the Global Fund, the CCM-SS will play a significant role as the national agency which will oversee and safeguard the implementation of projects funded by the Global Fund which is based in Geneva.
Edited by Gurtong media