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Audit of Philippines Grants Reveals Serious Irregularities on the Part of One PR

6 Apr 2010

An audit conducted on the implementation of Global Fund grants in the Philippines documents numerous systems weaknesses, accounting irregularities and unauthorised expenditures on the part of one principal recipient (PR), the Tropical Diseases Foundation (TDF).


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Secretariat Issues FAQs on Implementing Recent Board Decisions

11 Feb 2010

The Global Fund recently released a wide-ranging Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document on how to implement decisions made by the Global Fund Board in November 2009 concerning cost-cutting measures and the new grant architecture. The document is entitled "Grant Signing Frequently Asked Questions," though in fact it covers many issues beyond those related to grant signing.


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Three Excerpts from Aidspan's Report on Strengths of Rounds 8 and 9 Proposals

11 Feb 2010

This article contains three excerpts from the Aidspan report on "Key Strengths of Rounds 8 and 9 Proposals" (see previous article).

Excerpt # 1: Key Strength 6 - Multiple Sectors in Service Delivery

Nigeria Malaria (Round 8, Category 2B)


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Global Fund Releases Plan of Action on Gender Inequality

18 Dec 2009

Programmes supported by the Global Fund should ensure that they contain an analysis of needs from a gender perspective and that they include initiatives to address these needs. This is a core message of the Gender Equality Strategy Plan of Action 2009-1012, adopted by the Global Fund in July 2009.


2.

Global Fund To Implement New Funding Architecture

16 Nov 2009

The Global Fund Board has decided to implement a new funding architecture in order to simplify processes for grant implementers. The centrepiece is the concept of a "single stream of funding" per PR per disease.


5.

Report Released on Civil Society Contribution to Grant Implementation

17 Sep 2008

The Global Fund and the International HIV/AIDS Alliance recently released a report on "Civil Society Success on the Ground - Community Systems Strengthening and Dual-Track Financing: Nine Illustrative Case Studies." The 48-page, undated report is available (in English only) at www.theglobalfund.org/documents/publications/prog


4.

Global Fund Announces Big Increases in People Reached

26 Jun 2008

The Global Fund announced this month that a cumulative total of 1.75 million people living with HIV have been reached with antiretroviral (ARV) treatment through AIDS programs it supports, a 59 per cent increase over the totals as of a year ago.


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Aidspan White Paper <em>"Providing Improved Technical Support to Enhance the Effectiveness of Global Fund Grants"</em> is Published

17 Apr 2008

Before the Global Fund was established five years ago, the critical challenge in the fight against HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria was coping with the shortage of money. But now that the Global Fund is in a position to give grants worth over a billion dollars per year, the critical challenge has shifted.


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Self-Imposed Limits in the Global Fund's Fight Against Malaria

25 Feb 2008

The Global Fund is, according to its website, "the largest financier of insecticide treated bednets in the world".

The social benefit of these bednets as a means of preventing malaria is generally regarded as being beyond dispute; the only debate focuses on whether they should be given out free, or sold at subsidized prices.


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Three Excerpts from "The Aidspan Guide to Understanding Global Fund Processes for Grant Implementation - Volume 2: From First Disbursement to Phase 2 Renewal"

25 Feb 2008

Following are three excerpts from "The Aidspan Guide to Understanding Global Fund Processes for Grant Implementation - Volume 2: From First Disbursement to Phase 2 Renewal," whose publication was announced in GFO #82 (available at www.aidspan.org/gfo).

Versions of this guide in French and Spanish have just been posted, as announced below.


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