Published on May 17, 2012 at 4:25 AM
"This is being accomplished chiefly through the Consolidated Transformation Plan, a roadmap for executing the recommendations of an independent high-level panel that reviewed the Global Fund's practices from top to bottom last year," he writes, adding, "The Global Fund has moved swiftly to implement these recommendations, which seek to strengthen grants management, focus on the countries with the highest burden of disease, reform the Global Fund's governance structure and enhance its gold standard transparency and accountability measures." Klein discusses funding for the Global Fund through U.S. foreign aid and concludes, "The Global Fund started a decade ago as an incredibly effective emergency response to the crises of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. ... With PEPFAR and other bilateral partners, U.S. support for the Global Fund can be America's greatest global health legacy" (5/15).
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