key populations


More attention should be paid to data collection and use, authors say

31 Oct 2015
“There is a lack of data to guide smart investment decisions”

The Global Fund needs to accord a much higher priority to data collection and use, according to Cathryn Streifel and Todd Summers, authors of a paper on “Data for Decisionmaking and the Global Fund.” The paper, published in October by the Center for Strategic International Studies, was based on a discussion organized by CSIS among a small group of data experts.


Country-led and community-owned? How cultural imperatives at the global level translate on the ground

18 Aug 2015

In my seven years as a technical advisor to the National Department of Health in Papua New Guinea, I watched the evolution of the relationship between the country and the Global Fund.


In Malaysia, innovative but vulnerable work to reach MSM with HIV testing

17 Aug 2015

In October 2014, the Kuala Lumpur AIDS Support Services Society (KLASS) was selected as a sub-recipient under the Global Fund’s new funding model (NFM) to help conduct a new pilot HIV program targeting men who have sex with men (MSM).


South Africa submits $380-million concept note for HIV/TB

17 Jul 2015
Emphasis on prevention could make Global Fund single largest investor in targeted programming for key populations

South Africa on 15 July submitted a joint HIV/TB concept note for some $380.5 million in funding, more than half of which is to support prevention interventions specifically targeting key populations including young women and girls, men who have sex with men and people living in disease hot spots. Of this, $142.2 million constitutes an above-allocation request.


From having a voice to being heard: the case for professionalizing key population representatives

27 May 2015

Among the recommendations of a recent report on the Representation and Participation of Key Populations on Country Coordinating Mechanisms (CCMs) in six African countries, Aidspan underlines the need to professionalize key population representatives (KPRs).


With eye on transition, a boost to investment in community systems in EECA

4 May 2015
New technical support program will be led by the International HIV/AIDS Alliance - Ukraine

Seeking to bolster local capacity to advocate for resources, implement and monitor programs ahead of countries' graduation from Global Fund eligibility, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance in Ukraine will lead a new regional technical assistance project across Eastern Europe and Central Asia.The project will be supported by the Global Fund's Community, Rights and Gender (CRG) Special Initiative and will run through 2017.


Eastern Europe and Central Asia moving forward in NFM process

15 Apr 2015
A round-up of where most of the 16 countries are

Sixteen Eastern European and Central Asian countries (EECA) will submit a total of 27 concept notes to the Global Fund under the new funding model, to access their share of the $659 million allocated to the region. For some of these countries, this is likely to be their last allocation of Fund grants as they transition out of eligibility towards state-funded programs for the fight against HIV and TB.


Maturity and systems theme of 33rd Board meeting

8 Apr 2015
Governance reform and eliminating the funding gap remain elusive

The Global Fund used its 33rd Board meeting on 31 March - 1 April to demonstrate its continued maturation as an organization and show that the systems it has put in place are working.


Incentive funding awards reduced to find money to cover gaps in countries with shortened grant durations, TRP says

1 Apr 2015
Because of the gaps, will the Fund have any resources to finance unfunded quality demand?

According to the Technical Review Panel (TRP), incentive funding recommendations for components submitted in Window 4 were reduced because the Secretariat “saw no other option to cover gaps for countries with shortened grant durations”. The gaps refer to the period between the end of the shortened grants and December 2017, after which funding from the next replenishment should become available.


Progress reported on community, rights and gender initiatives

31 Mar 2015
Work started on obtaining key population size estimates in 16 countries

The Global Fund provided an update on its implementation of the $15 million Community, Rights and Gender (CRG) Special Initiative: technical assistance to improve civil society participation in country dialogue and concept note development, and support for long-term capacity development of civil society networks.

The CRG special initiative has three components:


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