The Kenya Coordinating Mechanism (KCM) mandate is to attract funds from The Global Fund for the HIV and AIDS, TB and Malaria programmes and coordinate, monitor, evaluate and support the implementation of the Global Fund grants. It is responsible for ensuring that the Global Fund proposal is country owned and implementation is country driven.
Roles of KCM
1. To coordinate the submission of concept notes to the Global Fund, through a formal, transparency and documented process.
2. To Select one or more appropriate organizations(s) to serve as the Principal Recipient(s) for a Global Fund Grant through a transparent and documented process.
3. To oversee implementation of activities under the Global Fund approved programmes, including approving major changes in implementation plans of the Global Fund grants as necessary.
4. To evaluate the performance of the Global Fund programmes and the Principlal Recipients and change Principal Recipients, when necessary.
5. To ensure linkages and consistency between Global Fund assistance and other resources available in support of national HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and malaria programmes.
6. To ensure all relevant constituencies are involved in the decision making-process and provide information on the Global Fund grants, such as calls for concept notes, decisions of the KCM and detailed information on approved concept notes, to a wide range of stakeholders.
Kenya submits funding request application to global fund
NAIROBI, Kenya, May 25, 2017 – Kenya has this week, submitted a Funding Request of US$ 355,631 million to Global Fund to support HIV, Tuberculosis, Malaria and Resilient, Sustainable Health Systems for Health interventions, for the period 2018 to 2020.
The submission request was made on Tuesday, 23rd May 2017 through the Kenya Country Coordinating Mechanism, chaired by the Principal for Secretary, Mr. Julius Korir, with representation from the National and County Governments, Non-Governmental Organizations, Faith Based Organizations, Persons Living with and affected by HIV, TB and Malaria, bilateral and multilateral development partners, Key populations, Formal and Informal Private Sector among other stakeholders.
Most of the grant will be used to procure Commodities and lifesaving medicines for HIV, TB and Malaria.
The Funding Request application was jointly developed by an all-inclusive funding request secretariat and writing teams with representatives from National and County Governments, civil society organizations, persons living with or affected by HIV, TB and Malaria, key population, adolescents and young people, development and implementing partners among other stakeholders.
The Joint Inter-Agency Coordinating Committee and the Inter-Agency Coordinating Committees for HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria, provided guidance and oversight during the writing process of the Funding Request.
Between 2003 and 2016 the Global Fund has signed 16 grants worth USD 896 million with Kenya. Through the Global Fund and other partners close to 1.1 million persons living with HIV are on life saving drugs, over 13.6 million nets have been distributed and over 800,000 patients have been diagnosed and treated for TB, and another 600,000 have been put on isoniazid preventive therapy (IPT) for TB.
Diagnosis and Treatment for HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria have also been provided at no cost. Through this effort many deaths have been averted, and affected Kenyans are now living healthy lives and engaging in social economic and development activities.