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Information on regional programs that were awarded funding in August

16 Sep 2016
Four programs were given $25 million

Among the grants approved by the Board in August (see GFO article) were four regional programs which received $25 million. The Board was acting on recommendations of the Technical Review Panel (TRP) and the Grants Approvals Committee (GAC). This article provides a summary of the some of the comments made by the GAC concerning the regional programs.

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Tanzania will use its HIV grant extension to cover costs of ARVs through to the end of 2017

16 Aug 2016
About half of Tanzanians living with HIV are now receiving ARVs

As reported in GFO #293, the Board has awarded Tanzania’s shortened HIV grant an extension of $109 million to allow it to continue providing essential HIV services through to the end of 2017. The original grant, totaling $277.5 million had an end date of 31 December 2016.

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Global Fund tops PEPFAR on engagement of key populations: Survey

10 Aug 2016

A new survey report compares African key populations’ engagement in the decision-making processes of large funding partners.

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GFAN report describes “The Cost of Inaction”

2 Aug 2016
Key populations will suffer the most if the Global Fund’s replenishment target is not met
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Board approves costed grant extension to ensure continuity of HIV services in Mozambique

1 Aug 2016
Services will be provided through end 2017
However, additional resources for Mozambique’s HIV response are required

The Board has approved $77 million to extend Mozambique shortened HIV grant (MOZ-H-MOH). The additional funds will allow Mozambique to continue providing services through to the end of 2017. The Board was acting on the recommendations of Technical Review Panel and the Grant Approvals Committee.

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The Global Fund releases a progress report on its gender equality and key population action plans

28 Jul 2016
“There are clear signs of progress, but challenges must be addressed”

The Global Fund is poised at a critical and exciting juncture in the evolution of its work on gender quality and key populations. But if a range of fundamental challenges go unaddressed, further progress will be severely limited. This was the conclusion of a report released last week by the Community, Rights, and Gender (CRG) Department at the Global Fund. 

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Resources for the community response must increase if we are to meet our targets: UNAIDS

5 Jul 2016
Report reviews experiences of six countries where governments have allocated funding to CSOs
Civil society representative says that funding for key populations is still difficult to obtain

Resources for the community response will have to grow markedly over the coming years if ambitious treatment, prevention and human rights targets for HIV are to be achieved, according to a report published by UNAIDS.

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U.N. political declaration on HIV contains bold goals, but key populations excluded

17 Jun 2016
References to human rights and harm reduction toned down

There was praise for the bold goals in the political declaration adopted by the 193-national General Assembly at the United Nations High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS on 8-10 June, but there was also widespread condemnation of the decision to include only limited references in the declaration to those most at ris

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Advocacy brief for UN High Level Meeting says The Global Fund and key populations are delivering results

8 Jun 2016

The Global Fund Advocates Network (GFAN) has released an advocacy brief aimed at stakeholders who are involved in the 2016 High Level Meeting on Ending AIDS.

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Call for nominations: Community, Rights, and Gender Advisory Group

23 May 2016

The Community, Rights, and Gender Department of The Global Fund has issued a call for nominations for membership on its Community, Rights, and Gender Advisory Group. The group serves as a platform for the exchange of ideas and initiatives, and to consult on approaches with regards to the development and implementation of Global Fund strategies and policies related to community responses and systems, key populations, and gender.

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