Civil society and community groups find it difficult to engage meaningfully in in-country Global Fund processes
The Global Fund Board will decide on the future of the Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) Evolution project at the 42nd Board meeting to be held in mid-November. The decision will rely partly on the Global Fund CCM Hub’s findings from the CCM evolution pilot project, conducted in 18 countries for a year.
Most countries are falling short on HIV prevention targets despite targeted Global Fund investments, report says
Only two of the 26 reporting countries in the Global HIV Prevention Coalition are “virtually on track” to achieve a 75% reduction in new infections by 2020, according to country scorecards in the Coalition’s Second Progress Report published this year.
Civil Society engagement in the Sixth Replenishment campaign: A unique example in the world of global health
It is said, and it is often repeated, that the Global Fund is a unique model of a partnership that brings together the public sector, technical and financial partners, the private sector and representatives of civil society, in a single effort to eliminate pandemics. This diversity is reflected in the Global Fund’s Board of Directors, which has one seat for the private sector, and four seats for communities and NGOs from the North and South.
Here are a few recent news and media items, of relevance to the Global Fund partnership:
Civil society organizations push for a target of $18 billion for the Global Fund’s Sixth Replenishment
Organizations representing civil society have renewed their call for a more ambitious target for the Global Fund’s Sixth Replenishment.
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.)
New report finds improvements in Malawi’s Global Fund program for key and vulnerable populations, credits community engagement
A new report from the International Council of AIDS Service Organizations (ICASO) finds that Malawi’s Global Fund program improved in a number of ways during the 2017-2019 funding cycle. The total funding requested for key and vulnerable populations rose dramatically, and service packages for these groups were defined in greater detail.
Former Director of External Relations reflects on 15 years of resource mobilization at the Global Fund
Dr. Christoph Benn was the Director of External Relations for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria from 2003 to 2018, and was a member of the founding Board of the Global Fund in 2002.
OIG audit: Integration of HIV and TB treatment into Viet Nam’s national health insurance scheme presents challenges and risks
Treatment for HIV and TB is being integrated into Viet Nam’s national health insurance scheme as part of the government’s commitment to achieving universal health coverage (UHC).