GMS End-of-Project Conference a Success!

Photo of Catherine Severo presenting at the GMS end-of-project conference.On 21 September, the GMS held an End-of-Project Conference to highlight project results for 136 participants from 39 organizations. The opening statements were made by David Stanton, Acting Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau of Global Health, USAID and Abigail Moreland, Head, Grant Portfolio Solutions and Support, Grant Management Division, Global Fund Secretariat. The opening presentation by the GMS Project Director, Catherine Severo, reviewed the principle results and impact of the GMS project from 2012-2017.

Following this opening, participants attended two sets of parallel sessions. The first set focused on the themes of governance and the three diseases: HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. The second set focused on the theme of achieving results within the Global Fund grant cycle, for health product management, using grant dashboards, and in strengthening regional partners.

In the afternoon plenary session, GMS presented an analysis of the consultant network and an explanation of the quality assurance process for short-term technical support. Finally, the GMS project director presented the activities carried out to hand over GMS tools and methods to other technical agencies and the Global Fund Secretariat, following which representatives of GIZ BACKUP Health, Expertise France, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, and the Global Fund Secretariat responded with their thanks.

The presentations from the day are available here:

Plenary Presentations
Overview of GMS2 and its impact
Final Results Video
Building consultant quality: the GMS legacy
Ensuring quality of short-term technical assistance: the GMS legacy

Parallel sessions on quality technical support for AIDS, TB & malaria
Supporting the African Delegations
Supporting HIV/AIDS PRM programming in Malawi
Supporting the TB in the Mines regional grant
Supporting malaria in Nigeria

Parallel sessions on achieving results
Achieving results through the grant cycle
Achieving short-term health product management results
Results of regional partner strengthening
Impact of dashboards on grant performance