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“A Quarter for Prevention”: Study finds Global Fund investments in HIV prevention in Africa fall short

27 Jun 2017
Across 15 countries, just 15% of grant programs from the 2014-2016 funding cycle went towards HIV prevention

A new discussion paper released by ICASO and EANNASO suggests that the Global Fund might not be investing enough money in HIV prevention in Africa to meet its targets.

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Global Fund issues RFPs on community engagement

13 Jun 2017
Proposal deadline: 19 June 2017

The Global Fund has issued two requests for proposal (RFPs) that aim to improve the engagement of civil society and communities in Global Fund programs and processes.

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Kenya’s TB/HIV funding request to the Global Fund zeros in on HIV prevention among key populations and on finding missing TB cases

13 Jun 2017
Innovative approaches are prioritized at community level

Kenya was among the 35 countries that submitted funding requests to the Global Fund in Window 2 on 23 May 2017. Kenya’s TB/HIV funding request was for $421.9 million, made up of a $256.4 million allocation request, $138.9 million prioritized above-allocation request (PAAR) and a $26.6 million matching funds request. A $112.0 million malaria funding request was submitted on the same day ($60.1 million within allocation and $51.9 million PAAR).

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Mozambique submits $513.1 million TB/HIV funding request to the Global Fund

13 Jun 2017
Two new civil society PRs will support the implementation of a significantly scaled-up key populations program
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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.   

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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).

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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.

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