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Reactions to World Malaria Report's sobering news underscore need to ramp up malaria response

10 Dec 2018
Progress stalled overall, and high-burden countries losing ground

This year’s World Malaria Report delivered a sobering message to the global health community: confirmation that progress in the fight against malaria has stalled, with global malaria cases at around the same level as last year.

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World Health Organization launches new ‘country-led’ malaria response

10 Dec 2018
Following annual malaria report and news of stalled reductions in incidence, ‘High Burden to High Impact’ initiative in 11 countries is launched

After years of historic progress, the battle against malaria is stalling. There were an estimated 219 million cases in 2017, up from 217 million the year before. That was the top finding of the World Malaria Report 2018, which was released by the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners, including the Global Fund, on 19 November.

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Q&A with Scott Filler, the Global Fund’s senior disease coordinator for malaria

17 Oct 2018
On progress, setbacks, regional approaches, and insecticide resistance

Friends: Thank you for joining us, Dr Filler. We are now seeing countries fall into two categories, those making progress towards malaria elimination and those suffering setbacks in their disease response. Looking at these groups, what do you think has been a primary factor in determining which category they fall in?

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TRP and GAC raise concerns about sustainability of Nigeria’s Global Fund–supported malaria program

9 Jan 2018
It is a question of political will, TRP says
Senior Global Fund officials have invested a lot of time and effort meeting with high-level government officials to push for additional commitment and resources

Nigeria’s grant portfolio continues to provide plenty of drama.

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Global Fund Board approves transfer of funds within the 2014-2016 allocation to Burkina Faso

19 Sep 2017
The transfer allows the country to avoid having funds lapse

The Global Fund Board has approved the transfer of € 2.6 million from within the 2014-2016 allocation to Burkina Faso. The funds are being transferred from a TB/HIV grant and an RSSH grant, where they were projected to remain unused, to a malaria grant (BFA-M-PADS) to cover a significant gap that has materialized in the malaria program. The Board was acting on a recommendation from its Grant Approvals Committee (GAC).

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Finding the source of drug thefts in Malawi has proved challenging, the Global Fund’s OIG says

22 Aug 2017
Easier to find evidence of stolen drugs being sold than how they are stolen

The problem of drug theft in Malawi is widespread and pervasive, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) says. “Figuring out the cause is an ongoing collaborative effort between the Malawian authorities, the Global Fund, USAID and other significant donors.”

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Phase 2 of the Global Fund’s RAI initiative in S.E. Asia focuses on malaria elimination

17 Jul 2017
TRP has completed its review of the funding request

Working towards the elimination of malaria in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region (GMS) of Southeast Asia is the goal of the second phase of the Regional Artemisinin-resistance Initiative (RAI).

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Tanzania requests $700 million for HIV, TB and malaria from the Global Fund

14 Jul 2017
Two new civil society PRs will implement new and innovative programs

Tanzania has requested $703.4 million from the Global Fund for its HIV, TB and malaria programs as well as for building resilient and sustainable systems for health (RSSH). The country submitted an integrated TB/HIV funding request as well as a malaria/RSSH request, both on 23 May 2017. The TB/HIV funding request was for $426.3 million, of which $38.4 million was a prioritized above allocation request (PAAR).

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Six African countries classified as challenging operating environments craft tailored funding requests to the Global Fund

13 Jun 2017
Civil wars, famines and post-Ebola realities require flexible approaches

Challenging operating environments (COEs) are countries or sub-regions of countries that the Global Fund characterizes as having weak governance, poor access to health services, manmade crises (such as conflict) or natural crises (such as famine).

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TRP review of Global Fund Window 1 funding requests: Technical lessons learned for malaria, TB and HIV

16 May 2017
TB funding requests lacked a sense of boldness, innovation and ambition

TB funding requests did not convey a sense of boldness, innovation or ambition in the setting of targets or in the design of interventions, to quickly “move the needle.” This was one of many technical lessons learned identified by the Technical Review Panel (TRP) in a debriefing document which describes the outcomes of its review of funding requests from Window 1 of the current funding cycle.

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