In a move to free up more money to fund essential HIV and TB services for the 2018-2020 funding cycle, in-country principle recipients (PRs) implementing for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (which includes the Oil Search Foundation (OSF), will undergo consolidation starting from 2018.
Last year over 300,000 women, children and men across Kutubu in the Southern Highlands, Kikori in Gulf and the Hela Province, had access to a range of programs through the Oil Search Foundation.
Last week a delegation of representatives from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the National Department of Health, the Global Fund’s PNG Country Coordinating Mechanism, World Vision, Populations Services International and the Oil Search Foundation visited Mt Hagen and Goroka.
Papua New Guinea experiences frequent malaria drug shortages. However, at any point of time there are always at least 12 months of stock in country. The problem, however, is stock management: there is often too much of some stock and not enough of other stock.
Managing Global Fund grants involves responsibility for financial and programme management as well as numerous other major tasks. This blog outlines how the Global Fund grants in PNG are managed by the Oil Search Health Foundation.