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In Unfunded Quality Demand register, some insight into program gaps for key populations

11 Mar 2015
The $2 billion register so far includes $44 million in key population-specific programs

Under the new funding model (NFM), the Global Fund created a system to maintain an inventory of unmet needs identified by countries, the funding for which exceeds their allocation for the period 2014-2017.

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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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OIG says national strategy financing model pilot in Ethiopia should not proceed at this time

25 Feb 2015
Secretariat agrees that more work is needed

Neither the Global Fund Secretariat nor Ethiopia have the necessary systems in place to allow for a national financing strategy model to be implemented at this time. This is the conclusion of a pre-implementation review commissioned by the Secretariat and conducted by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG). The review was conducted between September and November 2014. A report on the review was released on 25 February 2015.

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While turning the page on a financial scandal, Malawi still confronting challenges in prioritizing HIV interventions

3 Feb 2015
Civil society flags major imbalance in activities outlined in just-submitted concept note

Seeking to turn the page on a financial scandal involving the National AIDS Commission, Malawi has appointed new principal recipients to administer the $574 million it was allocated to fight HIV.

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Global Fund urges passage of emergency resolution to support drug shipments into eastern Ukraine

3 Feb 2015
Approval of the resolution to send OST, ARV and other critical medicines is being held up in the cabinet of ministers

The Global Fund is urging Ukraine's government to approve a resolution paving the way for emergency deliveries of critical medicines and other health commodities into the country's restive east, part of which is currently controlled by pro- Russian troops.

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Nigeria awaits enshrining of anti-discrimination bill into law

3 Feb 2015
The bill would impose stiff penalties on anyone found to be depriving HIV-positive people access to services

Nigeria is watching as President Goodluck Jonathan considers whether to sign a groundbreaking anti-discrimination bill that would impose harsh punishment on those who would erect barriers to access to services for the country's 3.5 million people living with HIV.

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Western Pacific continuing to tackle HIV with submission of multi-country concept note

28 Jan 2015
Despite divergent burdens and diverse health systems, islands nations coming together

Eleven Pacific Island countries have endorsed a multi-country concept note to respond to the varying HIV epidemics among their respective populations, ahead of submission expected on 30 January. The concept note -- among the only multi-country notes to be developed under the new funding model -- was drawn from extensive consultations to set priorities and identify areas of commonality.

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New funding model brings promising change as African countries request millions for key populations

27 Jan 2015

There is mounting evidence that within southern Africa’s generalized HIV epidemic there are under-estimated concentrated epidemics among key affected populations (KAPs) such as sex workers and men who have sex with men (MSM).

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How to improve HIV/TB prevention, treatment and care in prisons

29 Oct 2014

At the global epicenter of the HIV epidemic, intravenous drug use and sharing of syringes, needles and drug use paraphernalia, unprotected sex, multiple sexual partners, and low and inconsistent condom use are among the drivers of the spread of the virus [1]. Equally, prisoners comprise a key vulnerable population contributing to the epidemic.

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EECA civil society joining forces to call for domestic spend on harm reduction

27 Oct 2014
Groups are consolidating their resources to maximize impact as clock winds down on Global Fund support

Civil society groups across Eastern Europe and Central Asia are consolidating resources and presenting a unified front to national governments to call for a greater domestic investment in harm reduction as part of the HIV response.

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