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The country dialogues and the process of developing concept notes have been completed in Zimbabwe, Myanmar and El Salvador. This article provides describes the process in each country.
NEWSFive Concept Notes from Early Applicants Have Been Endorsed, and Have Moved to the Grant-Making Stage
The first five concept notes from early applicants have made it through the Technical Review Panel and the Grant Approvals Committee, and will be submitted for Board approval in June.
The Global Fund Board has approved funding for Phase 2 of a Round 9 health systems strengthening grant to Ethiopia.
NEWSGlobal Fund Approves Phase 2 of Regional HIV Grant in LAC on Condition that the Grant is Completely Rewritten
The Global Fund has approved Phase 2 funding for a regional HIV grant in Latin America and the Caribbean. In Phase 2, the focus will shift from activities related to police and the military to activities to reduce stigma and discrimination affecting populations such as sex workers, men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgendered people.
The Global Fund Board has approved funding for Phase 2 of a Round 9 TB grant to Guinea-Bissau, but with certain conditions attached. One of the conditions is that there be a change of principal recipient.
The Global Fund Board has approved funding in the amount of $90.6 million for Phase 2 of a malaria grant managed by Anglo Gold Ashanti; and in the amount of $55.8 million for Phase 2 of a malaria grant administered by the National Malaria Control Programme. Both grants are in Ghana.
The Global Fund Board has approved funding in the amount of $63.2 million for the next implementation period of an single-stream-of-funding malaria grant to Tanzania.
The Global Fund Board has approved funding for Phase 2 of a Round 4 HIV grant to Colombia. The grant will be reprogrammed to focus more on populations where the rate of HIV is highest.
An audit conducted by the Office of the Inspector General has concluded that major improvements are needed in the management and implementation of Global Fund grants in India. The audit covered 10 grants between 2008 and 2012.
Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has told civil society representatives that France has no intention of reducing its future contributions to the Global Fund. There had been speculation that it might do so.