Global Fund Partnership with UNDP

Global Fund Partnership with UNDP

UNDP partners with the Global Fund to support and strengthen national responses to HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The Partnership leverages UNDP’s mandate to strengthen institutions to deliver universal access to basic services and rebuild resilient health services in crisis and post-crisis settings. As principal recipient in 24 countries, UNDP manages 41 Global Fund grants in challenging situations.

With our pool of specialized advisers, the UNDP Office in Geneva supports Country Offices to manage Global Fund grants and develop the capacity of national health systems; this includes strengthening procurement of medicines and improving fund management (among other capacity building services). We also help country offices to connect with technical support providers, and advise them on how to engage effectively in the policy-making process for human rights and gender, at country and global levels.

This model for capacity development works to ensure that long-term change is generated, guided and achieved by those that it is meant to benefit; ensuring ownership and sustainability.

In cooperation with international partners (UNAIDS, WHO, Roll-Back Malaria and the Stop TB Partnership) the UNDP-Global Fund Partnership has supported countries to treat 63 million cases of Malaria, detect 793,000 cases of TB, achieve a 68% reduction in AIDS related deaths in Zimbabwe and across all recipient countries, save 2.5 million lives. 

The partnership between UNDP and the Global Fund currently sees 1.9 million people receive HIV treatment, accounting for 1 in 6 people on antiretroviral therapy in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Further Information

Contact: Håkan Björkman, Manager, UNDP Global Fund Partnership -

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