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Since 2002, the global health programme BACKUP Health has been assisting applicant countries in using Global Fund grants more effectively and efficiently. The initiative was commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and has been co-funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) since 2013.

BACKUP Health aims to enable government and civil society partners to apply for and use Global Fund money, and to implement measures for controlling HIV, tuberculosis and malaria more effectively and sustainably.

BACKUP Health have revised their application process and call to apply for project support and for short-term consultancy assistance.

BACKUP Health’s three intervention areas:

  • CCMs
  • Health system strengthening
  • Grant management

Eligible countries: 

Sub-Saharan Africa: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Guinea, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique (only for the intervention area CCM), Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo
Eastern Europe and Central Asia: Kyrgyzstan
South-East Asia: Myanmar (only for the intervention area CCM), Nepal, Pakistan
Latin America and the Caribbean: Colombia, Peru

Global Fund partner countries not listed here can also apply for short-term consultancy assistance. This option is explained in the guidelines under the section ‘Consultancy mode – flexible support’.

The guidelines suggest applicants should apply for the project mode before​ October 2018 and for the consultancy mode before June 2019.

Review and download the guidelines and more information about the application porcess here:
Information and downloads in English y backup-application-guidelines-en