The Global Fund will donate 5.0 million U.S. dollars to finance the procurement of critical health products for Venezuela, which is in the midst of a severe economic and health crisis.
LAC region remains overly dependent on funding from the Global Fund and other external donors, says new report
Global Fund Board’s Implementer Group calls on donor countries to provide aid to the people of Venezuela
The Implementer Group has called on the members of the Global Fund partnership, especially donor constituencies, to urgently follow the example set by Japan and contribute funding through the existing procurement mechanism – i.e. the Strategic Fund of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) – to provide aid to the people affected by the unprecedented humanitarian and health emergency in Venezuela.
Catastrophe in Venezuela imperils the achievement of the Global Fund Strategy (2017-2022), says new report
Venezuela is in the middle of an unprecedented, state-made, complex humanitarian emergency. The public health crisis, which is just a symptom of the larger unraveling that is unfolding, has reached extreme levels. Essentials like soap and gloves have vanished from hospital floors. Life-saving medications are sometimes only available on the black market and cost half a month’s wages.
After initially rejecting a plea for assistance from Venezuelan NGOs out of hand, the Global Fund now says it may be able to help
In an exchange of letters that spanned more than seven months, the Global Fund at first rejected a plea for help from the Venezuelan Network of Positive People (RVG+), but then may have left the door open to providing some assistance via other agencies. This is a story that is still unfolding.
According to the Global Fund, Venezuela is currently not eligible for funding under the Fund’s Eligibility Policy.