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TRP praises Kenya's TB/HIV funding request to the Global Fund for its sensitivity to key populations and human rights

23 Jan 2018
Devolution cited as both an opportunity and a challenge
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OIG commends progress made by Global Fund grants to Bangladesh, but says several challenges remain

23 Jan 2018
Audit identifies significant program and financial management weaknesses in the national TB program
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Zambia’s TB/HIV funding request to the Global Fund has ambitious targets and is well aligned with national programs and strategies

9 Jan 2018
TRP’s concerns regarding interventions for key populations addressed during grant-making

The third batch of funding approvals by the Board (see GFO article) included two TB/HIV grants from Zambia. In this article, we report on the comments from the Technical Review Panel (TRP) and the Grant Approvals Committee (GAC) on the funding requests from which these grants emanated.

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Mozambique’s TB/HIV funding request to the Global Fund builds on achievements of current grants, TRP says

9 Jan 2018
Matching funds requests sent back for iteration

Among the grants approved by the Board in the third batch of funding (see GFO article) were four TB/HIV grants to Mozambique. In this article, we report on the comments of the Technical Review Panel (TRP) and the Grant Approvals Committee (GAC) on the funding request from which these grants emanated.

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Extensions to the Global Fund’s existing HIV and TB grants to Nigeria will be funded from the 2017–2019 allocations

9 Jan 2018
GAC reports “widespread frustration” about the slow pace of impact of the TB grants

As mentioned elsewhere in this issue, the Board has approved 18-month costed extensions for two HIV and two TB grants to Nigeria.

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TRP praises Uganda’s TB/HIV funding request to the Global Fund, but sends two matching funds requests back for iteration

6 Nov 2017
Concerns related to the funding request include a lack of clarity regarding TB programming

In its review of Uganda’s TB/HIV funding request, the Technical Review Panel (TRP) praised the country for positioning the request as part of a more sustainable response, including a push to improve coordination with the private sector, and for scaling up interventions for key populations.

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Bangladesh’s “ambitious, but realistic” TB funding request to the Global Fund receives positive reviews

6 Nov 2017
The two grants will expand case finding interventions, upgrade diagnostics and scale-up a public-private mix approach to TB

The TB funding request submitted by the Bangladesh CCM received positive reviews from the Technical Review Panel (TRP) and the Grant Approvals Committee (GAC). The two grants emanating from the request were approved by the Board on 17 October. A total of $110.9 million was approved, reflecting the total TB allocation for Bangladesh of $97.9 million and an additional $13.0 million in catalytic matching funds.

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Malawi’s TB/HIV grants approved by the Global Fund do not differ much from the funding request

23 Oct 2017
The TRP requested only minimal clarifications

The two TB/HIV grants to Malawi which the Board approved on 17 October do not differ significantly from the funding request, which was submitted on 20 March 2017. GFO detailed the contents of the request in an article in GFO 316 on 19 July.

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Zimbabwe’s new Global Fund grants for TB/HIV are clearly aligned to the country’s epi profile and its national strategic plans, TRP says

17 Oct 2017
Grants include a strong focus on interventions targeting key populations

In their recommendation to the Board on Zimbabwe’s TB/HIV funding request, the Technical Review Panel (TRP) and the Grants Approvals Committee (GAC) commented favorably on Zimbabwe’s inclusion of interventions to address barriers related to human rights and gender, and its focus on key populations for HIV, TB and STI care and treatment.

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Catastrophe in Venezuela imperils the achievement of the Global Fund Strategy (2017-2022), says new report

16 Oct 2017
Calls on Global Fund to lead a comprehensive regional response

Venezuela is in the middle of an unprecedented, state-made, complex humanitarian emergency.  The public health crisis, which is just a symptom of the larger unraveling that is unfolding, has reached extreme levels. Essentials like soap and gloves have vanished from hospital floors. Life-saving medications are sometimes only available on the black market and cost half a month’s wages.

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