Ethiopia

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Kenya successfully procures health commodities without using Global Fund’s pooled procurement

5 Sep 2018
Medical supplies authority obtains competitive prices that are often lower than international averages

The Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (KEMSA) successfully procures and distributes government, Global Fund, and other donor-funded commodities. Prices obtained by KEMSA are competitive compared to prices obtained by the Global Fund’s Pooled Procurement Mechanism (PPM), stock-outs of health commodities occur rarely, if ever, commodities are delivered in a timely fashion, and inventory is properly managed at all stages of the supply chain.

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OIG investigation reveals deficiencies in Global Fund processes for procurement of HIV rapid test kits in eight countries

3 Sep 2018
Country teams have already taken corrective action

A proactive investigation undertaken by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has identified some deficiencies in the Global Fund’s processes for procuring HIV rapid diagnostic test (RDT) kits. A report on the investigation was released on 31 May 2018.

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TRP focuses on gaps in services for key populations in its review of Ethiopia's TB/HIV funding request to the Global Fund

23 Jan 2018
Concerns raised regarding sustainability of national programs

When the Technical Review Panel (TRP) assessed Ethiopia’s TB/HIV funding request last Fall, it considered the request to be technically sound, but expressed concerns related to coverage of key populations.

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Ambitious national targets for getting people on treatment often not reflected in grant performance frameworks, GAC says

13 Dec 2017
The reason? “Limitations of budgets in the 2017-2019 allocations period”
GAC calls for urgent inter-agency discussions, with donor governments included

In its report to the Board on the third batch of grants it recommended for approval, the Grant Approvals Committee (GAC) said that it was very concerned that national programs have ambitious goals to continue scaling up antiretroviral therapy (ART), with the aim of achieving the 90-90-90 targets or even treating all patients diagnosed with HIV – but that these goals are not necessarily reflected in performance frameworks because of “limitation

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In brief

12 Dec 2017

Donation from Spain in new debt swap

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OIG reports good progress in implementing Global Fund grants to Ethiopia, but several problems remain

25 Nov 2017
Audit identifies inefficiencies in grant management, absorption, quality of services, and procurement and the supply chain
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Innovation for greater impact: exploring domestic resource mobilization efforts in collaboration with the Global Fund

5 May 2015

As Aidspan has explored previously, international aid for AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria is plateauing, and a critical transition is underway to find more sustainable approaches to health financing in implementing countries.

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OIG says national strategy financing model pilot in Ethiopia should not proceed at this time

25 Feb 2015
Secretariat agrees that more work is needed

Neither the Global Fund Secretariat nor Ethiopia have the necessary systems in place to allow for a national financing strategy model to be implemented at this time. This is the conclusion of a pre-implementation review commissioned by the Secretariat and conducted by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG). The review was conducted between September and November 2014. A report on the review was released on 25 February 2015.

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Africa’s Health and Finance Ministers Pledge to Increase Domestic Spending for Health

26 Nov 2013
The Global Fund estimates that $37 billion out of the $ 87 billion it needs from 2014 to 2016 can come from domestic financing

Ahead of the Global Fund's replenishment push in December, countries are being strongly encouraged to boost domestic funding for the fight against AIDS, TB and malaria to bridge the gap in unmet needs.

A conference in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on 11-12 November brought together ministers of health and finance, civil society groups and donors to discuss how to accelerate domestic spending on health in Africa.

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First NFM Regional Meeting Draws Questions and Concerns from High Impact Africa 2 Countries

26 Nov 2013
Participants leave Lusaka with more guidance on the new funding model, but concerns linger about the roll out
Representatives from all seven countries in the Global Fund's High Impact Africa 2 cohort plus South Africa met for two days in November to understand the nuances and idiosyncracies of the new funding model roll-out ahead of its launch in 2014.
 

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