The Global Fund, December 2016
Human resources for health (HRH) challenges have been recognized as a critical bottleneck to the scale-up and quality improvement of health services, including for HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria services. The links between the availability and accessibility of HRH and subsequent service coverage and health outcomes are well established. The Global Fund aims to make ethical and sustainable investments in HRH, which necessarily places limitations on the types of support that will be offered, especially in countries without relevant national policies and strategies to guide HRH investments. The purpose of this note is to guide countries preparing funding requests to the Global Fund. It should be used as a basis for discussion and negotiation with stakeholders when developing applications.