Global Fund Must Be More Rigorous, Transparent In Reporting Impact, Experts Write

The Telegraph: Global Fund must copper-bottom claims it has saved 27 million lives, say experts
“One of the world’s largest development funds risks ‘overstating’ the number of lives it has saved and must improve transparency, experts have warned. … [A]ccording to experts writing in The Lancet journal, the claim is based on ‘obscure’ methodology, which risks overstating the fund’s role in reducing deaths from HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria and taking credit for other people’s work. ‘There is no doubt organizations like the Global Fund do great work but to ensure continuous donor investment they need to be more open and honest with their reporting,’ said Dr. Rocco Friebel, lead author and assistant professor of Health Policy at LSE…” (Newey, 1/25).