key populations


MENA workshop promotes engagement of key populations

27 Feb 2017
MSM and KP advocates’ Global Fund knowledge enhanced and action plans developed at start of new allocation period

A workshop attended by representatives of networks of men who have sex with men (MSM), and other Global Fund stakeholders, has produced a series of country work plans designed to “assert the voice of key populations in country coordinating mechanisms (CCMs)” throughout the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA).


Three Board donor constituencies call on the Global Fund to review the role of CCMs

31 Jan 2017
CCMs need to be consulted, supported, strengthened and empowered, donors say

The Global Fund should review the scope, purpose and role of its country coordinating mechanisms (CCMs), said three donor constituencies on the Board – Switzerland, Germany and France – in a position paper released recently.


An Equitable Access Initiative report presents alternatives to the use of income level classification in decisions on eligibility and resource prioritization

19 Dec 2016
Multi-criteria framework recommended

From the perspective of the Global Fund, the main takeaway from the final report of the Equitable Access Initiative (EAI) is that decisions on eligibility and prioritization of resources should be based on more than just income level and disease burden. The EAI recommends that a multi-criteria framework be used instead.


Parameters for the qualitative adjustments for 2017-2019 allocations

15 Dec 2016
Determined by the Strategy Committee in June 2016

Last June, when the Strategy Committee approved the qualitative adjustment process for 2017-2019 allocations (see GFO article), it also approved the parameters that are being used to make the adjustments in Stage 1 (epidemiological considerations) and Stage 2 (holistic adjustment – primarily absorption and impact).


Description of qualitative adjustment process for 2017-2019 allocations

29 Nov 2016
Process was decided by Strategy Committee in June 2016

At first glance, it may appear that the qualitative adjustment process for the 2017-2019 allocations is simpler than the process used for the 2014-2016 allocations. But, in the final analysis, it is probably every bit as complicated.


Board approves $15 million for continuation of strategic investments in community, rights and gender over 2017-2019

29 Nov 2016
The initiative will expand access to technical assistance during the 2017-2019 grant cycle

The Global Fund will invest $15 million over the next three years (2017-2019) to bolster community responses, human rights and gender equality in its grants.


Activists urge continuation of special investments in community, rights and gender

1 Nov 2016
A decision will be made at the 36th Board Meeting in November

As the 2014-2016 grant cycle comes to a close, the Global Fund’s six Special Initiatives are also winding down.


Three ways the Global Fund could do more for TB

28 Oct 2016
The World Health Organization says global TB cases are on the rise

In October 2015, the World Health Organization reported that the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) to halt and reverse TB incidence (MDG 6c) was achieved on a worldwide basis, in each of WHO’s six regions and in 16 of the WHO’s 22 high-burden countries. While this progress is commendable, recent evidence suggests the trend may be reversing.


For its next funding request, Zimbabwean civil society calling for test-and-treat, PrEP

25 Oct 2016
The country is yet to adopt the latest WHO treatment guidelines

Since entering the New Funding Model (NFM) as an early applicant in 2013, Zimbabwe has been a unique case for Global Fund investments. The country submitted a single HIV concept note in April 2013 (before integrated HIV/TB concept notes were encouraged), was granted $311.2 million, and began implementation in January 2014.


EECA initiative is improving the continuum of HIV care across the region

19 Oct 2016
Regional consultation in Kiev made substantive step to make action plan evidence based, contextual and operational

The EECA region saw the launching of an initiative improving the effectiveness of HIV treatment. The initiative addresses the high HIV incidence, the maintaining of the HIV care cascade, which remains a problem in most EECA states. According to WHO data from 2014, 55% of HIV-positives are aware of their status, while only 71% of those who know their status are officially registered.


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