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Global Fund invests $40 million to facilitate $400-million World Bank loan to India

26 Jun 2019
Loan ‘buy-down’ leverages increased resources to frontload India’s investment, help achieve impact quickly

The Global Fund describes the $41.6 million in funding awarded to India in April as an innovative approach that will catalyze significant additional funding for the fight against tuberculosis. The award includes $40.0 million to buy down a portion of a $400.0-million loan from the World Bank over five years.

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Global Fund Board approves new country and multi-country grants along with interventions on UQD Register

27 May 2019
Largest single award was $13.2 million for a Burkina Faso malaria grant

On 13 May 2019, the Global Fund Board approved, by electronic vote, funding for five country grants having a total value of $25.2 million. Domestic commitments for the programs included in the approved country grants amounted to $937.9 million. The five country grants were for four countries: Gabon, Georgia, Peru and Serbia. The largest award ($9.3 million) was for a Georgia HIV grant. (See Table 1 for details.)

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New implementation arrangements for the Global Fund’s TB grants to Nigeria

28 Jan 2019
Transition to the new arrangements will happen in the first six months of 2019

New implementation arrangements have been put in place for the TB programs funded through Nigeria’s new TB and TB/HIV grants.

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The Global Fund seeks the right balance between risk mitigation and grant implementation in Mali malaria grant

28 Jan 2019
Because of Mali’s extreme malaria burden, its grant portfolio has been designated “high impact”

When it recommended a Mali malaria grant for approval recently, the Global Fund’s Grant Approvals Committee (GAC) acknowledged that there are implementation challenges associated with this grant and said that it welcomed the Secretariat’s plans “to identify bottlenecks, and holistically review and harmonize the controls in place with the aim of balancing risk mitigation and effective grant implementation.”

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Three multi-country initiatives were among grants approved by the Global Fund Board

28 Jan 2019
Two grants in the EECA and one in West and Central Africa were valued collectively at $24 million

Among the grants approved by the Global Fund Board on 21 December 2018 (see GFO article) were three multi-country grants. Two of the grants were for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA); the third was for West and Central Africa. (See table.)

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Global Fund Board approves funding for first set of interventions on UQD register for 2017–2019 identified through portfolio optimization

5 Nov 2018
$15 million approved for grants in Burundi and Philippines; more to come
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Pakistan’s funding request to the Global Fund prioritizes TB case notification and treating MDR-TB cases

3 Apr 2018
TRP requested more information on plans to reach key populations
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Cameroon’s TB/HIV funding request to the Global Fund focuses on communities and key populations

20 Mar 2018
Some key initiatives relegated to the PAAR due to lack of available funding

Cameroon’s 2017 TB/HIV funding request included a strong focus on communities and key populations. This was a key theme that emerged from the comments from the Technical Review Panel (TRP) and the Grant Approvals Committee (GAC) when they reviewed the request.

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Global Fund Board approves an HIV grant for Guinea with the Ministry of Public Health as a new PR

7 Mar 2018
Grants to Guinea encounter many difficulties

Global Fund grants in Guinea are facing numerous challenges.

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Global Fund grants to Thailand aim to strengthen services for key populations and support a successful transition

20 Feb 2018
These may be the final TB and HIV grants to Thailand

On 1 December 2017, acting on the recommendation of the Global Fund’s Grant Approvals Committee (GAC), the Board approved two grants emanating from Thailand’s 2017 Window 2 TB/HIV funding request. The Ministry of Health’s Department of Disease Control will serve as principal recipient (PR) for one grant, totaling $18.0 million.

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