Contributing to a Regional TB Strategy
Policy, governance and advocacy
Both the Global Fund and World Bank supported initiatives will collaborate in strengthening the policy and governance mechanisms for the regional TB response. Activities to be undertaken are as follows:
Planning and coordination
This intervention will sustain and strengthen the grant coordination mechanism in place. This will involve supporting the activities of the Regional Coordinating Mechanism to ensure effective harmonization, oversight and accountability of the grant.
The Global Fund regional program implementation arrangements were established under the current grant. These arrangements include a program management unit established by the Principal Recipient, Sub-recipients tasked with implementation and liaison with focal persons with national programs. This intervention has been prioritized to ensure proper planning, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, funds disbursement and accountability and reporting on implementation of the program according to Global Fund requirements. The intervention also takes into account the need to have a lean grant but efficient grant management structure.
Activities to be supported include: