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Issue 342: 19 September 2018

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CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE:

1. NEWS: Results for the Global Fund partnership in 2017 reveal large increases in lives saved and people treated for HIV, TB and malaria

By: David Garmaise

The Global Fund’s Results Report 2018, published on 12 September, is the first such report to use a revised methodology for tracking and reporting impact and results achieved by the Global Fund partnership. The report records large increases in the numbers of lives saved and people treated for the three diseases.

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2. NEWS: Global Fund’s transition management processes are mostly effective, OIG audit finds

By: Adèle Sulcas

The Office of the Inspector General has assessed the Global Fund’s transition management processes, which support countries’ HIV, TB and malaria programs’ transition away from Global Fund financing. The OIG report is largely favourable, acknowledges some needs for improvement, and highlights that transition, by definition, “is not primarily a Global Fund process”.

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3. FEATURE: Regional 'Platforms' proving vital to Global Fund’s community, rights and gender strategic initiative

By: Charlie Baran

The six Regional Platforms for Communication and Coordination form a key part of the Global Fund’s work to strengthen community engagement in all of its processes, as part of the Community, Rights and Gender Strategic Initiative. Almost one year after the Platforms’ relaunched, in a follow up to our introduction of the Platforms in November 2017, we highlight some of the work they have produced and results achieved so far.The six Regional Platforms for Communication and Coordination form a key part of the Global Fund’s work to strengthen community engagement in all of its processes, as part of the Community, Rights and Gender Strategic Initiative. Almost one year after the Platforms’ relaunched, in a follow up to our introduction of the Platforms in November 2017, we highlight some of the work they have produced and results achieved so far.

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4. FEATURE: Russia may struggle to sustain results achieved in its last Global Fund HIV grant

By: Ivan Varentsov

The results of the recently closed HIV program in Russia are under threat due to the country‘s ineligibility for the Global Fund‘s transition funding and the unwillingness of the Russian government to continue to support the implemented activities. But since the preservation of the ‚NGO Rule‘ at the Global Fund‘s 39th board meeting, Russia may be in line for HIV funding again, for the 2020-2022 allocation period.

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5. NEWS: OIG audit: Integration of HIV and TB treatment into Viet Nam’s national health insurance scheme presents challenges and risks

By: David Garmaise

The report of the Office of the Inspector General on its audit of grants to Viet Nam was very complimentary of the country’s progress in program impact, financial management internal controls, governance and assurance mechanisms. The OIG praised Viet Nam’s decision to integrate HIV and TB treatment into the national health insurance scheme, but said that the integration presented a number of challenges and risks.

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6. ANALYSIS AND COMMENTARY: Global Fund’s revised eligibility policy could allow Romania to become eligible for HIV allocation

By: Ivan Varentsov

In light of the recent approval of the Global Fund’s ‘Revised Eligibility Policy’ at the 39th Meeting of the Global Fund Board, this article provides an overview of the Romanian “eligibility story”.  Romanian NGOs continue to try and address political barriers within the Global Fund and prove their eligibility to receive HIV-related funding, in order to ensure access for key affected populations to HIV prevention services.

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7. REPLENISHMENT: India to host Global Fund preparatory meeting for Replenishment

By: Aidspan staff

The government of India announced on 5 September that it would host the Global Fund’s preparatory meeting for the Sixth Replenishment. The pre-meeting will be in New Delhi on 8 February 2019. 

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This is issue 342 of the GLOBAL FUND OBSERVER (GFO) Newsletter. Please send all suggestions for news items, commentaries or any other feedback to the GFO Acting Editor at adele.sulcas@aidspan.org. To subscribe to GFO, go to www.aidspan.org.

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