C19RM-2021: ACCELERATING THE RESPONSE TO COVID-19
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria will make available to all countries an exceptional and additional funding for COVID-19: C19 RM 2021.
This funding will support the following activities:
- a national response to COVID-19
- an adaptation of HIV, TB, and malaria programs in the context of COVID-19,
- strengthening health systems, including community systems.
Community responses are expected across all of these activities.
Please note that the C19RM mechanism is not intended to support vaccine procurement or to be the main focus for vaccine deployment. Indeed, the country coordinating mechanisms (CCM/ICN) are strongly encouraged to use the main sources of vaccine funding : GAVI-COVAX and World Bank APM.
L'Initiative, which has already implemented technical assistance for the C19 RM mechanism in 2020, is preparing to fast-track requests from eligible countries.
Requests for technical assistance can be prepared using the available application kit.
We strongly recommended that requests for technical assistance be issued as soon as possible.