On 22 March 2019, the Global Fund Board approved funding for two country grants and supplementary funding for a third –– for a total value of $11.0 million. Interventions worth $4.1 million were added to the Unfunded Quality Demand (UQD) Register. Domestic commitments for the programs included in the approved country grants amounted to $28.5 million. (See Table 1 for details.)
“It is unlikely that Panama’s HIV-related civil society can effectively survive the exit of the Global Fund or gain a greater foothold as a full partner in [the] planning, implementation and monitoring of the national HIV response.” This is a key finding of the transition readiness assessment (TRA) report commissioned by the Panama country coordinating mechanism (CCM).