|Community of Practitioners on Accountability and Social Action in Health||
Aidspan is an NGO whose mission is to reinforce the effectiveness of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria by serving as an independent watchdog of the Fund and its grant implementers through providing information, analysis and advice, facilitating critical debate, and promoting greater transparency, accountability, effectiveness and impact. Aidspan was originally based in the USA, but in 2007 it moved its entire operation to Kenya. Most staff are Kenyan. Aidspan's mandate relates to Global Fund activities and impact worldwide, not just in Kenya. In earlier years, Aidspan’s work with people at the grassroots level was very limited; we published GFO and other materials, but we had little in the way of face-to-face dealings with the country-level users of those materials. But in 2010 we started an ambitious programme to identify and mentor people and organisations who could push for increased accountability in the implementation of Global Fund grants.
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