Global Fund begins administrative autonomy
This article was originally published in Scrip
The Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria has become an administratively autonomous international finance institution, after ending its Administrative Service Agreement (ASA) with the World Health Organization (WHO) on January 1st. The Global Fund entered the ASA after its establishment in 2002, with the WHO providing administrative and financial services. However, it decided to terminate the agreement in November 2007, stating it was intended to be temporary. The Global Fund will now solely handle administrative services in its financing, human resources, procurement and IT service areas.