key populations


Zambia prioritizes front-line rural health workers in funding requests to the Global Fund

30 May 2017
The country proposes a five-fold increase in investment in nurses, community health assistants and treatment adherence support workers

On 23 May 2017, Zambia submitted both TB/HIV and malaria funding requests, together worth just over $400 million. The TB/HIV funding request was for $306.8 million, of which $194.4 million constituted a within-allocation request, with a further $112.4 million as a prioritized above-allocation request (PAAR).


PR Network asks Global Fund to strengthen role of civil society in dual-track financing

16 May 2017
Fund officials participate in CSPRN annual meeting

At the annual meeting of the Civil Society Principal Recipients Network (CSPRN), civil society principal recipients (PRs) and the Global Fund examined ways to establish more effective systems and guidelines for dual-track financing and to strengthen the role of civil society within this framework.


E-learning portal for Russian speaking CSOs and communities is launched by a regional platform supported by the Global Fund

16 May 2017
Two courses are ready, more will be added soon

An innovative, educational, e-learning portal has been launched to help civil society organizations (CSOs) and communities (i.e. key populations) enhance their knowledge of the responses to HIV and TB. The main focus will be on building the capacity of communities to enable them to become meaningfully involved in the national response to HIV and TB.


In a Window 1 application to the Global Fund, Zanzibar grapples with limited data and tensions affecting key populations

27 Apr 2017
Lessons from Zanzibar may help countries applying in subsequent windows

On 20 March 2017, Zanzibar submitted a TB/HIV program continuation request for $6.4 million. Of this amount, just over $0.5 million was a prioritized above allocation request (PAAR), details of which will be presented only during the grant-making stage. The Ministry of Health is the sole principal recipient.   


Zimbabwe’s TB/HIV funding request to the Global Fund: “Not much room to manoeuver”

27 Apr 2017
Group of donors express concern about the process for developing the funding request and the outcome; the CCM responds

As GFO reported a few weeks ago, Zimbabwe submitted a TB/HIV funding request for $629 million in Window 1 of the current funding cycle. The $629 million request consisted of $432 million that was within Zimbabwe’s allocation, and $197 million for a prioritized above-allocation request (PAAR).


New ARV database being piloted in the EECA region

18 Apr 2017
Provides information on drug prices and purchases

A new database is being developed in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) containing information on antiretrovirals (ARVs) in use in 15 countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, the Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.


Zimbabwe submits $630 million TB/HIV funding request

3 Apr 2017
The request has a strong focus on improving quality of care

On 20 March 2017, Zimbabwe submitted a TB/HIV funding request to the Global Fund for $628.9 million. This includes an allocation request for $431.9 million and a prioritized above allocation request (PAAR) of $197 million. A separate funding request for malaria was submitted on the same day for $51.7 million.


GNP+ describes “the qualities we will look for” in the next E.D.

3 Apr 2017

In a commentary posted on its website, the Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+) has identified three qualities that the next executive director of the Global Fund should exemplify. They are as follows:


Is the Russian Federation willing and able to manage its HIV epidemic?

3 Apr 2017
Neither the government nor CSOs have taken up the services previously supported by the Global Fund

In January 2017, the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation rejected a request to allocate $1.2 billion over four years for the response to HIV, citing “a lack of federal funds.” The Ministry of Health had asked for the funds in order to implement the National AIDS Strategy 2017-2020.


Key population networks call for strengthening engagement in grant-making and implementation

3 Apr 2017
New study offers recommended actions to enhance “meaningful community engagement”

An independent review of the engagement of civil society organizations (CSOs) and key populations in processes related to the Global Fund’s funding model has found significant lapses in inclusion.


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