Type of Services: Simultaneous Interpretation service and equipment
Language: English to French AND French to English
Expected Dates: 18 – 20 January 2023
Venue: Dakar, Senegal
Application Deadline: December 17, 2022, at 12.00 pm Addis time
1. BACKGROUND INFORMATION
The African Constituencies Bureau (ACB) for the Global Fund was established by a resolution of African Health ministers in 2012. The ACB, also known as the Bureau, brings together the two African Constituencies West and Central Africa (WCA) and East and Southern Africa (ESA) represented at the Global Fund (GF)to fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The two constituencies represent 47 African countries that are recipients of GF support for HIV, TB and Malaria control. The Bureau facilitates collaboration across the two constituencies, facilitates effective engagement, representation, and participation of the two constituencies in GF processes as well as enhancing their capacity to shape GF policies and processes. It also ensures that Africa’s voice is enhanced to influence Global Health policy decisions.
Resilient and sustainable systems for health, and integrated people-centred quality health services (IPCQS) are a key part of the new Global Fund’s strategy 2023-2028. IPCQS is included as a mutually reinforcing contributory objective, making it a key element of the Global Fund’s response to achieving HIV, TB and malaria outcomes.
RSSH has always been a key part of the Global Fund’s support, and over the past 20 years, the Global Fund has spent $9.4 billion on RSSH. During the 2020-2023 allocation period, there was a significant increase in investments. However, as recently highlighted by the TERG and the TRP, RSSH funding requests and subsequent investments face many challenges. For instance, the TRP highlights that RSSH funding requests are still largely disease-focused, short-term and gap-filling in nature and note that much more needs to be done to support health systems in more sustainable manner. In addition, the RSSH grants’ absorption is much lower than the absorption of the other grants. An often-deplored aspect of the RSSH (and sometimes HTM grants) is the difficulty in setting up appropriate mechanisms for accountability.
Preparing for the 2023-2025 Allocation Period
A number of trainings are being held by technical partners, including UNAIDS, Roll Back Malaria and the Stop TB Partnership, in preparation for the new round of funding requests. These meetings will be held with representatives of the CCMs, Ministries of Health, technical partners and the consultants who support countries in writing the funding requests. They provide an opportunity to update participants on new strategic directions and approaches that can be supported by the Global Fund, as well as update participants on new Global Fund access to funding forms and processes. While RSSH issues are often lightly discussed, there is often not enough time to do a deep dive into the main RSSH issues, and participants often do not include the relevant RSSH actors and consultants. Therefore, this concept note outlines a set of meetings that constitute an important additional platform for discussion.
2. SCOPE OF WORK
Qualified providers will provide the following services:
• Provide simultaneous interpretation services from English to French and vice versa during the two-day meeting; and
• Provide interpretation equipment’s including headphones and listening equipment.