Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2013 2014

Details for Mechanism ID: 16668
Country/Region: Burundi
Year: 2013
Main Partner: Management Sciences for Health
Main Partner Program: NA
Organizational Type: NGO
Funding Agency: USAID
Total Funding: $250,000

The Global Fund is a key player in the health sector and provides a significant share of funding to combat HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria in Burundi. Through the implementation of the Round 8 HIV/AIDS grant (Phase II with more than $80,000,000 over three years), the Global Fund provides:

ART treatment for the general population;

Prevention services among the general population and for specific at risk populations

Improved diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections in health facilities

Enhanced prevention of HIV through blood transfusions, providing better case management of accidental exposure to blood, and to survivors of sexual violence;

Expanded primary prevention of HIV infection in women of reproductive age;

Strengthened PMTCT services by integrating reproductive health services.

The PEPFAR program will be working closely with the Global Fund to make sure that necessary synergies are established and efforts to avoid duplication are successful. In fact, the success of PEPFAR programs is intrinsically linked to an effective implementation of GFsupported programs. In order to maximize the chance of successful implementation, PEPFAR will bring its technical assistance through Grant management Solutions (GMS) to help Burundi through the strengthening of the Country Coordinating Mechanism and the principal Recipients of the GF grants.

Funding for Health Systems Strengthening (OHSS): $250,000

GMS has already provided technical assistance to the CCM in Burundi during the period of 2009-2010. Its work focused on the revision of the CCM statutes, the CCM internal regulations, the CCM procedural manual, and the capacity building of the members of the CCM. At the end of 2012, the CCM was renewed and almost 80 percent of the members are new. The CCM has already received technical assistance from the 5 Percent French Initiative to strengthen the capacity of the new members. But there are still technical assistance needs particularly in the implementation of the various GF grants. Based on the identified needs supported by a request from the CCM and the GF PRs, PEPFAR through GMS will provide urgent, short-term, management-related technical support to Global Fund grantees. Depending on the nature of the CCM request, the assistance will be targeting Financial and grant management seeking ways to strengthen financial and management systems and procedures; Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and reporting and GMS's assistance will range from workshops on how to use the Monitoring and Evaluation Systems Strengthening Toola planning process required by the Global Fundto improving reporting procedures and ensuring adequate M&E staffing.

Cross Cutting Budget Categories and Known Amounts Total: $150,000
Human Resources for Health $150,000