key populations

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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.

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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:

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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.

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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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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).

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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