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New report highlights key transition and sustainability issues in the Latin American and Caribbean response to the three diseases
Global Fund-supported mechanisms in the region need to be better harmonized
Community monitoring grant alleviates stock-outs and improves data quality
West and Central Africa is one of the most challenging regions for Global Fund grants. A recent Office of the Inspector General (OIG) advisory review found that weak health systems and insufficient monitoring are linked to low grant execution and slow progress against the diseases.
New report says medicines have arrived, but not been distributed
New report finds improvements in Malawi’s Global Fund program for key and vulnerable populations, credits community engagement
Challenges persist in achieving effective community monitoring of grant implementation
A new report from the International Council of AIDS Service Organizations (ICASO) finds that Malawi’s Global Fund program improved in a number of ways during the 2017-2019 funding cycle. The total funding requested for key and vulnerable populations rose dramatically, and service packages for these groups were defined in greater detail.
On challenges, ‘missing people’, and integrated TB/HIV programming
Friends: Thank you for joining us, Dr. Wandwalo. While there has been progress over the last 15 years, tuberculosis (TB) is still the world’s leading infectious disease killer. What would you say have been the greatest challenges in the fight against TB?
Apparent ‘boost’ due to shift in timing of U.S. disbursements, study finds
Donor government disbursements to combat HIV in low- and middle-income countries increased 16 percent from US$7 billion in 2016 to US$8.1 billion in 2017 – though the higher total stems largely from the timing of U.S.
More than a fifth of the total budget is dedicated to HIV prevention
On 28 August 2017 (Window 3), Swaziland submitted a TB/HIV funding request to the Global Fund. The total request was for $93.8 million. When broken down, $47.2 million of this amount was within the country’s allocation, $1.5 million was a matching funds request for catalytic funding to prevent HIV among adolescent girls and young women (AGYW), and $45.1 million was a prioritized above allocation request (PAAR).
Eight grants worth nearly $60 million are affected by the decision
A further $50 million was proposed in prioritized above allocation requests
In funding requests submitted to the Global Fund in Window 1 (20 March 2017) and Window 2 (23 May 2017), more than $100 million was proposed for adolescent girls and young women (AGYW). This calculation includes both allocation amounts and matching funds. In addition, more than $50 million was proposed for AGYW in prioritized above allocation requests.
Two new civil society PRs will implement new and innovative programs
Tanzania has requested $703.4 million from the Global Fund for its HIV, TB and malaria programs as well as for building resilient and sustainable systems for health (RSSH). The country submitted an integrated TB/HIV funding request as well as a malaria/RSSH request, both on 23 May 2017. The TB/HIV funding request was for $426.3 million, of which $38.4 million was a prioritized above allocation request (PAAR).