The 23rd Global Fund Board Meeting was held from 11th to 12th May 2011 in Geneva, Switzerland. The 23rd Board Meeting had a number of important issues for discussion including the Global Fund Strategy 2012 – 2016 framework; Comprehensive Reform Working Groups recommendations; approval of the Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) Guidelines; Eligibility, Prioritisation and Cost‐Sharing; Issues related to the Office of the Inspector General, amongst others. This communiqué focuses on a number of highlights of the Board Meeting.
The Communities Delegation is made up of individuals living with HIV, TB and affected by malaria, and its mission is to bring the voices and issues of people living with HIV, tuberculosis and affected by malaria to the deliberations of the Global Fund Board and its committees, and through this to ensure greater and sustained impact of the Global Fund at the community level.
The delegation actively participates in formulating policy and strategy positions on key issues of relevance and works closely with other board delegations (in particular the developed and developing country delegations) to ensure that issues relevant to communities infected and affected by the three diseases are effectively addressed. The delegation is required to have informed and accountable representatives on the different committees and structures of the Global Fund, as well as implementing mechanisms and strategies to communicate with the broader community and partners affected by the three diseases.