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New report finds improvements in Malawi’s Global Fund program for key and vulnerable populations, credits community engagement

14 Jan 2019
Challenges persist in achieving effective community monitoring of grant implementation

A new report from the International Council of AIDS Service Organizations (ICASO) finds that Malawi’s Global Fund program improved in a number of ways during the 2017-2019 funding cycle. The total funding requested for key and vulnerable populations rose dramatically, and service packages for these groups were defined in greater detail.

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Global Fund Board approves $229 million in funding for country grants

14 Jan 2019
Three multi-country grants valued at $24 million also approved

On 21 December 2018, the Global Fund Board approved 16 country grants worth $229.4 million. It also approved three multi-country grants valued at $24.0 million. The Board was acting on the recommendations of the Technical Review Panel (TRP) and the Grant Approvals Committee (GAC).

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Of the $98 million in country grants approved by Global Fund Board from 2017-2019 allocations, Latin America and Caribbean receive $57 million

11 Dec 2018
Domestic commitments for the nine grants in the region amount to $399 million

This is the second of two articles in this issue on the grants recently approved by the Global Fund Board. In this article, we report on the comments of the Grant Approvals Committee (GAC) on four countries in the Latin American and Caribbean region: Belize, El Salvador, Panama and Paraguay.

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Global Fund Board approves another $98 million in country grants from the 2017–2019 allocations

7 Dec 2018
$13 million for multi-country grants also approved
Montenegro one of first transition countries to allocate government financing to key populations

On 12 November 2018,  through electronic voting, the Global Fund Board approved $98.0 million in funding for 14 country grants from 13 countries. Of the 14 grants, four were for TB; three TB/HIV; three HIV; three malaria; and one TB/RSSH.

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OIG audit of Global Fund grants to Myanmar reveals gaps in service delivery and supply chain management despite good results in other areas

1 Oct 2018
Audit shows significant progress in program impact and financial management

Myanmar has made significant progress in its fight against HIV, TB and malaria, thanks in part to increased financial commitments from the government and initiatives to extend health care coverage. At the same time, there are gaps in service delivery and issues related to supply chain management.

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Pakistan’s funding request to the Global Fund prioritizes TB case notification and treating MDR-TB cases

3 Apr 2018
TRP requested more information on plans to reach key populations
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Cameroon’s TB/HIV funding request to the Global Fund focuses on communities and key populations

20 Mar 2018
Some key initiatives relegated to the PAAR due to lack of available funding

Cameroon’s 2017 TB/HIV funding request included a strong focus on communities and key populations. This was a key theme that emerged from the comments from the Technical Review Panel (TRP) and the Grant Approvals Committee (GAC) when they reviewed the request.

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Despite challenges, the Global Fund’s HIV grant to Paraguay is making progress, TRP says

20 Mar 2018
Challenges include stigma, discrimination and gender-based violence

The Global Fund Board recently approved a grant to civil society principal recipient (PR), Fundacion Centro de Informacion y Recursons para el Desarollo (CIRD), in Paraguay. The planned implementation period for the grant is 1 March 2018 to 28 February 2021.

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India plans to transition away from Global Fund support over the next nine years

7 Mar 2018
Some transition measures have already been adopted
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A Global Fund multi-country program in Southeast Asia helps countries SHIFT towards sustainable HIV financing

7 Mar 2018
SHIFT aims to respond to the changing HIV funding landscape

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