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Under revised disclosure policy, all core OIG reports to be published

10 Mar 2014
The revised policy will cover a series of 2013 reports on internal Secretariat processes that remain sealed from the public

DECISION POINT: GF/B31/DP11

All reports on the assurance and investigation work of the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) will be made public under a revised disclosure policy adopted by the Global Fund Board at its 31st meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia.

This will include OIG functional reviews of processes at the Global Fund Secretariat, as well as reports on in-country audits and investigations.

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Decision points approved by the Global Fund Board during 31st Board Meeting

10 Mar 2014
The language below is the exact wording of each decision point taken by the Board
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Global Fund Board announces country band assignments

10 Mar 2014
Band funding allocations revealed

DECISION POINTS: GF/B31/DP08 and GF/B31/DP10

The Global Fund has approved $14.82 billion in indicative funding for grant-eligible countries assigned to each of the four bands for the next funding cycle, as well as the allocations for each band.

Composition of the bands

The four bands are depicted below:

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Ukraine activists seek stability in HIV funding in face of political turmoil

4 Mar 2014
Groups ask Global Fund to accelerate funding commitments to maintain existing programming

Ukraine's HIV community including principal recipients of Global Fund grants have formally requested that grant signing for Phase 2 of a Round 10 HIV grant be expedited to mitigate the potential impact of the current political turmoil roiling the country.

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The Global Fund and the fears of transparency

4 Mar 2014

In 2002, the new Global Fund was a world leader in aid transparency. It had committed to publish a volume and level of technical details on its grants that was unprecedented in international development.

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Prison feeding programs for HIV and TB inmates more than a matter of supplying food, Global Fund sub-recipients find

28 Feb 2014

For most inmates in Cote d’Ivoire, the arrival of a friend or loved one with a bowl of rice or attiéké, the local staple of fermented cassava pulp, is a highlight of a long and exhausting day of doing nothing but self-preservation.

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Global Fund expresses “deep concern” about new anti-gay law in Uganda

28 Feb 2014
Implications for public health ‘grave’ – increase in transmission likely

The Global Fund has expressed “deep concern” about a law signed by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni that imposes jail terms of up to seven years for those who ‘aid or abet’ homosexual relations, which could implicate health workers providing services and counseling to people living with HIV.

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The Global Fund releases eligibility list for 2014

26 Feb 2014
Eligible countries will develop their proposals in line with requirements under the new funding model

The list of countries eligible to apply for Global Fund support for up to four components -- HIV, TB, malaria and health system strengthening --  was released in February, timed to coincide with the imminent roll-out of the new funding model (NFM) allocating greater resources to those countries with high disease burdens and modest financial resources.

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Anti-gay bill in Uganda could have disastrous public health implications

18 Feb 2014
Bill would exacerbate stigma, exclusion and increase risk of HIV infection, activists and researchers warn

Public health program managers and activists, many of whom receive support from the Global Fund, have warned of potentially catastrophic consequences for reducing Uganda's HIV infection rate should President Yoweri Museveni follow through on a plan announced on 14 February to sign into law a repressive bill effectively banning homosexuality.

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South Sudan’s malaria program sees challenges – and not just due to conflict

18 Feb 2014
Difficult coordination and a lack of flexibility are chief complaints of the new nation’s health officials

The town of Minkammen, on the banks of the White Nile, has been inundated with thousands of South Sudanese fleeing the conflict pitting rebel against government fighters upstream.

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