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The Liberia Coordinating Mechanism (LCM) commences joint nationwide country consultative dialogue on Wednesday, February 15, 2023 as key component in the development of Funding Request for submission to and subsequent approval by the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria in Liberia.
The Country Dialogue (CD) seeks the participation and involvement of a broad range of stakeholders in the grant development process, including LCM members and non-members, nongovernment constituencies, key populations, and people living with and/or affected by the three diseases AIDS, TB and Malaria as well as COVID 19.
According to the LCM, the CD 2023 will ensure that all stakeholders involved in the response to or impacted by the three diseases voices are heard in the early stage of the proposal development process and up to the finalization and submission.
The Global Fund allocates to Liberia US$87,307,984 for HIV, Tuberculosis (TB), Malaria and Building of Resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health (RSSH). There is a potential for additional support to curb COVID 19 in Liberia.
• HIV – 35,963,003 (1 January 2024 to 31 December 2026)
• Tuberculosis (TB) 7,811,749 (1 January 2024 to 31 December 2026)
• Malaria 43,533,232 (1 July 2024 to 30 June 2027)
If the proposal is approved, Liberia will be allocated US$87,307,984 in grants to address HIV, Tuberculosis (TB), Malaria and Building of Resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health (RSSH) challenges in the country.
The 2023 dialogue has two phases. Phase one divides the country into five regions:
Region 1 Counties: Bomi, Grand cape Mount & Gbarpolu. Bomi, Tubmanburg City is the host; while Region 2 Counties: Margibi, Grand Bassa & Montserrado with Buchanan City, Grand Bassa being the host.
As for Region 3 counties, Bong, Lofa and Nimba. Nimba, Ganta City will serve as host; while Region 4 counties which are Rivercess, Sinoe, Grand Gedeh dialogue will be held in Grand Gedeh, Zwedru City. Region 5 counties are Maryland, Rivergee & Grand Kru. The dialogue meeting will be held in Maryland, Harper City.
Each region which comprised of three counties views will be solicited and an agreed action will be documented for use by the proposal writing team while phase two of the dialogue will focus at the central level with an intent of engaging over three hundred stakeholders.
Established 2006, the Liberia Coordinating Mechanism (LCM) is considered globally as Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) is a national body responsible for development and submission of funding applications to The Global Fund (TGF) to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria on behalf of Liberia. The LCM also nominates Principal Recipient/s to execute grants awarded by the Global Fund, oversees grant implementation and ensures linkages and consistency between Global Fund grants and other national health and development programs in Liberia.