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Southern African countries dig in to harmonize approaches to TB among mining communities

2 Apr 2014
Common systems for tracking, tracing and referring top the pile of commitments from nine countries

A ministerial-level meeting took place on 25 March in South Africa, aiming to harmonize tracking, tracing, diagnosis and referrals for people affiliated with southern Africa's lucrative mining sector -- all of whom are at high risk for contracting tuberculosis.

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Global Fund Appoints New Inspector General

19 Jun 2013
Martin O’Malley Will Assume the Post Around September

The Global Fund Board has appointed Martin O’Malley to serve as its next Inspector General, a position that requires him to lead the Office of the Inspector General (OIG). The appointment was necessary after the previous Inspector General had his appointment terminated by the Board in November 2012.

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Few Programmes Target Gay Men, Other MSM and Transgendered in Southern Africa, Study Says

4 Jun 2013

Despite the Global Fund’s progressive policies on the inclusion of gay men, other men who have sex with men and transgender individuals (GMT) in programmes supported by the Fund, only a tiny fraction of the money spent by the Fund in six countries in Southern Africa has targeted this population.

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OIG Releases Reports on Three Audits and Two Investigations

4 Nov 2012
The investigation in Djibouti revealed some fraud
The investigation in South Africa found no evidence of fraud, misappropriation or mismanagement

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has released five new reports – three on audits in Bangladesh, Djibouti and Ghana, and two on investigations in Djibouti and South Africa. All five reports are dated 29 October 2012.

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Invitation to Attend Annual Meeting of Civil Society PR Network

1 Sep 2012

The Civil Society Principal Recipients Network (CSPRN) is inviting all civil society PRs to send representatives to the network’s annual meeting in Cape Town, South Africa, on 8–12 October 2012 (maximum two representatives per PR).

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Reports Document Adverse Impacts of Cancelling Round 11

15 Aug 2012
Declines in expected funding have impaired the ability of countries to scale up, and have threatened to disrupt current services
Programmes run by community-based organisations have been hard hit

The cancellation of Round 11 by the Global Fund has had a significant impact on programmes to fight AIDS, TB and malaria including, in particular, programmes being implemented by civil society organisations (CSOs). Programme scale-up and even some essential life-saving interventions that were planned by countries were halted.

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Treatment Action Campaign Recovers Global Fund Money Stolen by Employee

2 Sep 2011

TAC has published details of the theft

Editor's Note: This article contains information on a form of fraud that could occur in organisations that have not put adequate accounting safeguards in place.

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Board Ruling Prevents Exclusion of Three Upper-Middle-Income Countries From Round 7 Eligibility

1 Mar 2007

The Global Fund Board has decided that any country whose economy is classified as upper-middle-income, and that had a high enough disease burden to be eligible to apply for Round 6 HIV/AIDS grants, will also be eligible to apply in Round 7. As a result, South Africa, Botswana and Equatorial Guinea will not be excluded from Round 7 eligibility as they would have been if this ruling had not been made.

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Recommendations on Operational Issues from the Partnership Forum

19 Sep 2006

The 400 participants at the Global Fund's Partnership Forum in July 2006 in Durban, South Africa, made recommendations of two main kinds: strategic, and operational. The strategic recommendations were reported in GFO Issue 61. (See www.aidspan.org/gfo.) Now, in this issue, we summarize the operational recommendations.

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Partnership Forum Generates Recommendations on Global Fund Strategic Issues

5 Jul 2006

Over 400 people from 118 countries attended the Global Fund's second Partnership Forum on 1-3 July 2006 in Durban, South Africa. Some of the most significant recommendations to emerge called for the possible use of programme-based rather than Round-based funding; making technical assistance more efficient; re-thinking the role of Local Fund Agents (LFAs); and fixing procurement and supply management bottlenecks.

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