Access to care observatories
By working closely with Country Coordinating Mechanisms, opening its board up to civil society organizations and encouraging dual track financing, the Global Fund has made multi-faceted governance one of its founding principles. Given the importance of this issue and of the engagement of civil society at all levels of Global Fund activity and governance, the 5% Initiative launched a call for projects in 2013 to fund projects the complement Global Fundfinanced activities aimed at strengthening national governance actors to improve coordination and monitoring of activities and funding.
This call aimed in particular to select projects that set out to improve or establish systems and channels of information on access to care to improve management of the three pandemics by Global Fund programs (strengthening monitoring and observation systems around access to care, improving consultation conditions…). As part of this call for projects, four projects were selected under the community health observatories theme. The projects were subject to a cross-cutting evaluation, which is summarized here.