The Fund will balance its resources by giving due priority
to areas with the greatest burden of disease, while
strengthening efforts in areas with growing epidemics.
The Board of the Fund will be responsible for defining
clear eligibility criteria within the limitations of
Recognizing that the Fund's resources will be complementary
to other programs, criteria will be identified to focus
the choice of activities/programs/projects to be supported.
The Fund will support strategies that focus on clear
and measurable results.
The Fund will focus its resources on increasing coverage
of critical and cost-effective interventions against
the three diseases.
The Fund will provide grants to public, private, and
nongovernmental programmes, respecting country-level
public-private formulation and implementation processes,
in support of technically sound and cost-effective interventions,
for the prevention, treatment, care and support of the
infected and directly affected. Without binding the
Board or indicating priorities, the sort of activities
that could be supported, for example, are: increased
access to health services; provision of critical health
products including drugs ; training of personnel and
community health workers; behaviour change and outreach;
and community-based programs, including care for the
sick and orphans.
The Fund will support programs that:
Address the three diseases in ways that will contribute
to strengthening health systems.
Stimulate and are integral to country partnerships
involving government and civil society
The Fund will provide resources for the purchase of
appropriate commodities to prevent and treat the three
diseases, and provide associated support for strengthening
comprehensive commodity management systems at country
level, as a component of technically sound and reviewed
The Fund will support public health interventions that
address social and gender inequalities, as well as behavioural
practices that fuel the spread of the three diseases,
with an emphasis on health education.
The Fund could support operational research in the context
of program implementation.
For areas in conflict or distress, the Fund will develop
special criteria to support technically sound proposals
designed to address critical HIV AIDS, TB, and malaria