Stop TB Partnership

Founding Principles of GDF

The founding principles of the GDF are sustainability, independence, transparency, accountability, responsiveness, additionality and flexibility. These are applied in the four operational areas of Governance/Financing, Application/Review, Procurement and Monitoring.

In addition, GDF activities are required to:

  • build on existing TB control activities and funding and do not replace any existing inputs;
  • raise government commitment and facilitation;
  • promote standardization;
  • offer quality-assured TB drugs and cheaper prices.


GDF is ISO 9001:2015 compliant for the provision of quality assured anti-TB drugs and related services to eligible national TB control programmes.