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Kenya’s TB/HIV funding request to the Global Fund zeros in on HIV prevention among key populations and on finding missing TB cases

13 Jun 2017
Innovative approaches are prioritized at community level

Kenya was among the 35 countries that submitted funding requests to the Global Fund in Window 2 on 23 May 2017. Kenya’s TB/HIV funding request was for $421.9 million, made up of a $256.4 million allocation request, $138.9 million prioritized above-allocation request (PAAR) and a $26.6 million matching funds request. A $112.0 million malaria funding request was submitted on the same day ($60.1 million within allocation and $51.9 million PAAR).

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Mozambique submits $513.1 million TB/HIV funding request to the Global Fund

13 Jun 2017
Two new civil society PRs will support the implementation of a significantly scaled-up key populations program
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Zambia prioritizes front-line rural health workers in funding requests to the Global Fund

30 May 2017
The country proposes a five-fold increase in investment in nurses, community health assistants and treatment adherence support workers

On 23 May 2017, Zambia submitted both TB/HIV and malaria funding requests, together worth just over $400 million. The TB/HIV funding request was for $306.8 million, of which $194.4 million constituted a within-allocation request, with a further $112.4 million as a prioritized above-allocation request (PAAR).

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Global Fund and other health financing mechanisms: synergy, duplication and distinction, Part 2

30 May 2017

In an article in GFO 305, we reviewed some of the similarities among the biggest global health financing mechanisms: the Global Fund, the World Bank’s Global Financing Facility in Support of Every Woman Every Child (GFF),

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Secretariat to roll out new orientation program for CCMs

17 Apr 2017
The program has both online and face-to-face components

The CCM Hub at the Global Fund Secretariat, in close collaboration with the USAID Leadership, Management, and Governance (LMG) Project, has developed a new standardized orientation program for country coordinating mechanisms (CCMs). The purpose of the program is to improve CCM performance by providing members with the knowledge and skills they need to effectively carry out their roles and responsibilities.

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Civil society survey finds three-quarters of respondents have accessed Global Fund technical assistance

2 Apr 2017
One-third have accessed technical assistance from more than one provider

In a recent survey of 54 representatives from African civil society organizations and community groups, 76% reported previously accessing technical assistance (TA) to support their engagement in Global Fund processes.

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Global health financing mechanisms: synergy, duplication and distinction

12 Feb 2017
The strategic objectives, recipients and donors of four major multilateral health financing mechanisms have a lot in common. Is it too much?
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African governments must increase domestic funding for malaria in the face of reduced Global Fund allocations

17 Jan 2017
Eliminating malaria will require additional funding from within affected countries

There has been significant progress towards malaria elimination in sub-Saharan Africa.

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OIG seeks to address newly emerging themes which are cause for concern this year

29 Nov 2016

As reported in the last GF0 issue # 300 here, the OIG’s Progress report mentioned challenges it faced in 2016. The report also mentions some other issues which have emerged in the latter part of 2016 which if not addressed, could pose problems in achieving its operational objectives and targets into 2017.

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The ED of the Global Fund reports on how the Fund intends to increase programmatic quality and efficiency

29 Nov 2016

In his report to the Board, Executive Director Dr Mark Dybul, highlighted that in order for the Fund to maximize impact at the country level, the Fund must explore ways to improve program quality and efficiency from design to implementation. Dr Dybul stated in the report that the approach it is taking builds upon the Program Quality and Efficiency project it developed in 2015 which aims to improve health program outcomes.

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