HE Mr Pavlo Rozenko
Vice Prime Minister
Your Excellency, Mr Rozenko,
The Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria takes the opportunity to present its compliments to the Vice Prime Minister cabinet of Ukraine.
We are contacting you regarding additional investments that have been endorsed in principle by the Global Fund Grant Approvals Committee (GAC) for the country’s TB program. These investments have been recommended considering the high potential for increased measurable impact of the prioritized costed needs for your country’s program, and are in line with the aims of the allocation methodology approved by the Global Fund’s Board and the prioritization framework approved by the Global Fund’s Strategy Committee.
Please note that this is a one-time investment additional to your country’s 2017-2019 allocation, which may not be taken into consideration in the determination of any future funding for your country. Please note that there is no guarantee that this investment will be funded in the 2020-2022 allocation and the Government of Ukraine will ultimately be responsible for ensuring the overall sustainability of this program.
Following the meeting on 12 December 2018 the Grant Approvals Committee of the Global Fund (GAC) has endorsed additional investment in the activities listed in the table below, which are currently on the Global Fund’s Register for Unfunded Quality Demand, based on the prioritized above allocation request reviewed and recommended by the Technical Review Panel. The amounts indicated below are recommended upper-ceiling amounts; final amounts will be subject to grant revision negotiations, final GAC review and recommendation and Global Fund Board approval:
|Country||Component||Module||Intervention||Upper ceiling recommended||Timeline for Grant Revision|
|Ukraine||TB||MDR TB treatment||Treatment of MDR TB in line with new WHO recommendations, for NGCA Ukraine||1,600,000||28 February 2019|
These additional funds will become part of the Ukraine’s TB component of grants, and need to be used by the end of Ukraine’s 3-year allocation utilization period, 31 December 2020. Given that these interventions were identified for immediate award due to programmatic need and taking into account the timing of when additional financial commitments need to be made, please note that the funds should be incorporated into grants and programmed as soon as possible by 28 February 2019, and in any event, no later than 24 April 2019.
Those additional interventions will be integrated into your existing grants through the grant revision process. The additional funds can only be used to finance the interventions outlined above.
Allow me to sincerely congratulate Ukraine for the important progress made in the fight against AIDS, and tuberculosis and thank you for all your efforts.
Please find the official communication on the subject in the attached signed letter.
Senior Program Officer
Eastern Europe and Central Asia Team