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GFO Current Issue

1: NEWS and ANALYSIS

Protecting and promoting human rights and gender equality figure prominently in The Global Fund’s new strategy for 2017-2022. They are the focus of one of only four strategic objectives in the Strategy. This article describes the strategic objective and explains why it important in the fight against the three diseases, particularly for key populations.

2: COMMENTARY

When The Global Fund Board approved the allocation methodology for 2017-2019, it said that the process for making qualitative adjustments will be more transparent. David Garmaise says he is not optimistic.

3: NEWS

Médecins Sans Frontières says that countries and West and Central Africa are not doing as well as other regions in the fight against HIV. Three out every four people who need antiretrovirals can’t access them. MSF says that this region is too dependent on a single donor: The Global Fund. 

4: NEWS and ANALYSIS

One of the four strategic objectives in The Global Fund’s Strategy 2017-2022 focuses on building resilient and sustainable systems for health. This article provides details and explains the context.

5: NEWS and ANALYSIS

The new National Platform for Drug Policy in Georgia brings together 33 entities representing NGOs providing services, other civil society organizations, unions, research organizations, and drug user community groups. 

6: NEWS

The World Health Organization is recommending a new regimen for treating multiple-drug-resistant TB which is shorter and cheaper compared to what is currently being used. This will improve outcomes as well as generate significant savings for The Global Fund.

7: ANNOUNCEMENT

The Global Fund is looking for persons to serve on its Community, Rights, and Gender Advisory Group.

8: ANNOUNCEMENT

The Developed Country NGO delegation on the Global Fund Board is looking for someone to fill the position of communications focal point, starting on 1 July.