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Global Fund pressures China to engage with civil society groups

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 26 May 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d3327
  1. Jane Parry
  1. 1Hong Kong

China has avoided the suspension of its grants from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria after a meeting between the fund and its principal recipient, the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Chinese CDC), yielded a commitment to work more closely with civil society organisations and reimburse any funds that have been misspent.

The Global Fund delayed an AIDS grant worth up to $283m (£174m; €200m) to China last November because the Chinese CDC was unable to show a sufficient level of involvement from grassroots organisations working with vulnerable populations.

Jon Lidén, spokesman for the …

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