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Georgia CCM pushes ahead with TB and HIV concept notes

25 Feb 2015
Civil society forum and stakeholders' consultation workshops help identify priority areas
A correction has been appended to this article

Georgia is planning to submit its HIV concept note on 20 April, in Window 6, and its TB note in Window 7 on 15 July. In anticipation, the country coordinating mechanism has scheduled a series of civil society and stakeholder forums for consultation, in order to identify priority areas and high-impact activities that will help the country overcome its concentrated epidemics.

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New policy for emergency personnel hailed as triumph for Georgian Harm Reduction Network

17 Sep 2014
Police will no longer have to be notified in the event of a possible drug overdose

Georgian Harm Reduction Network (GHRN) advocates are hailing the decision by government to overturn a requirement that ambulance and emergency personnel notify police when they respond to a possible drug overdose.

The decision, taken in August, means that people who inject drugs can access the care they may need without fear of persecution -- or prosecution.

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Georgia's new PR in HIV formally takes over

6 May 2014
The National Center for Disease Control and Public Health hopes that new leadership will shift Georgia towards more successful implementation of Fund-supported programs

Georgia's National Center for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC) has officially assumed responsibility as principal recipient of Global Fund resources, signing an agreement with the Fund in early May to extend grant GEO-H-GPIC.

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Civil society urges increase in domestic spending on HIV across Eastern Europe and Central Asia

21 Jan 2014
The call comes amid heightened concern about anticipated cuts by Global Fund from 2016

A Georgia-based NGO has launched an online petition it hopes will attract regional support for a greater push by governments to fill the anticipated vacuum that will be left once the Global Fund no longer commits significant financial support to a majority of EECA countries.

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OIG Investigation in Georgia Reveals That Two Suppliers Conspired to Obtain Contracts

15 Jun 2013
Suppliers were assisted by the PR, OIG says
PR denies the allegations

The OIG says that is has uncovered “credible and substantial evidence” that two suppliers for programmes supported by Global Fund grants in Georgia worked together to steer contracts to each other, and that they were assisted in this effort by several staff members of the principal recipient (PR).

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OIG Releases Reports on Three Audits and Four Diagnostic Reviews

15 Aug 2012
No evidence of grant funds being misappropriated
Ineligible and unsupported expenditures of $4 million identified in one audit; country has agreed to pay back at least $3.3 million

In the first week of August, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released seven new reports covering audits conducted in Burundi, Malawi and Ukraine; and diagnostic reviews undertaken in Eritrea, Gambia, Georgia and Peru.

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