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Pakistan Becomes the First Country to Be Awarded Money Under the New Funding Model

7 May 2013
$8 million will be added to an existing TB grant
Funds will be used to replenish stocks of first-line drugs

Pakistan is the first interim applicant in the transition phase of the new funding model (NFM) to be awarded money. On 3 May, the Global Fund Board approved funding in the amount of $8 million. This is the same amount that was identified for Pakistan when the interim applicants were announced (see GFO article). 

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Aidspan Releases Analysis of Global Fund Procurement Costs

29 Apr 2013

Procurement costs for HIV, TB and malaria commodities have either come down or remained stable over the past seven years, according to an analysis conducted by Frank Wafula, Ambrose Agweyu and Kate Macintyre at Aidspan. The findings of the analysis are described in a working paper published on April 29, 2013 on the Aidspan website.

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Number of TB Cases in 2012

12 Apr 2013

There were some errors in a GFO article entitled “Significant Declines in TB Incidence, Prevalence and Mortality, but MDR-TB Remains a Threat,” first posted on 9 April and included in the GFO 214 Newsletter on 10 April.

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Opportunity for Scale-Up in Next Implementation Period of Nepal TB Grant

11 Apr 2013
Funding of $15.1 million approved
Responsibility for procurement of health products shifts to global mechanisms, but the long-term plan is to build procurement capacity in Nepal

The Grants Renewal Panel says that overall performance of a single-stream-of-funding TB grant in Nepal has been high and that there is an opportunity for scale-up in the next implementation period.

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Global Fund Approves Phase 2 of Republic of Congo TB Grant Despite Mediocre Phase 1 Performance

11 Apr 2013
Case detection and treatment success rates were low

A number of strategic high-impact activities were not implemented during Phase 1 of a Round 8 TB grant in the Republic of Congo, and a significant portion of the budget was not spent, according to the Global Fund’s Grant Renewals Panel. Nevertheless, the Global Fund Board has approved new funding of $234,687 for Phase 2 of the grant. The overall Phase 2 budget recommended by the panel was approximately $2 million.

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Significant Declines in TB Incidence, Prevalence and Mortality, but MDR-TB Remains a Threat

9 Apr 2013

TB mortality has decreased significantly since 2000 and treatment success rates have shown steady improvement. More than half of the countries that have received Global Fund support are on track to meet the international targets for case detection, treatment success, and TB disease incidence. However, multi-drug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) remains a critical threat.

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Global Fund Sets Ambitious Fundraising Target of $15 Billion

9 Apr 2013
Says if target achieved, 87% of total funding needs for 2014–2016 could be covered
Target almost 50% higher than what was pledged for 2011–2013

The Global Fund wants to raise $15 billion for 2014–2016. The Fund announced the target in a news release issued on the eve of the pre-replenishment meeting in Brussels, Belgium on 9–10 April.

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Government of Azerbaijan Increases Funding for HIV, TB and Malaria As Several Donors Pull Out

29 Mar 2013
Sustainability of the programmes are nevertheless threatened, OIG says
Diagnostic review finds a mix of good practices and weaknesses or risks

The Government of Azerbaijan has stepped up its funding for HIV, TB and malaria as a result of the departure or anticipated departure of several donors. The government has started funding opiate substitution therapy (OST) and has begun procuring antiretroviral drugs (ARVs), sufficient to meet 20% of the national need.

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Dybul Explains Transition Disease Split

11 Mar 2013

Global Fund Executive Director Mark Dybul says that the disease split for the funding allocated to early and interim applicants in the transition phase of the new funding model (NFM) should not be viewed in isolation, but rather in the context of all funding for 2013–2014.

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“Friends” Organisations Promote the Work of the Global Fund

25 Oct 2012

Since the establishment of the Global Fund in 2002, various organisations have been formed as “Friends of the Fund.” They promote the work of the Fund and mobilise financial and political support for it.

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