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Civil Society engagement in the Sixth Replenishment campaign: A unique example in the world of global health

11 Oct 2019

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.

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Changing the paradigm to end tuberculosis

20 Aug 2019
Community engagement to end TB in West and Central Africa
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Other news related to the Global Fund and global health

19 Mar 2019
Civil society’s pivotal role, ‘Global Health Governance’ book review, tips for advocates facing PEPFAR cuts

Here are a few recent news and media items, of relevance to the Global Fund partnership:

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Civil society organizations push for a target of $18 billion for the Global Fund’s Sixth Replenishment

11 Feb 2019
The current $14 billion target will not allow for scale-up, CSOs say

Organizations representing civil society have renewed their call for a more ambitious target for the Global Fund’s Sixth Replenishment.

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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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New report finds improvements in Malawi’s Global Fund program for key and vulnerable populations, credits community engagement

14 Jan 2019
Challenges persist in achieving effective community monitoring of grant implementation

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.

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Former Director of External Relations reflects on 15 years of resource mobilization at the Global Fund

6 Nov 2018
“Much has depended on very strong advocacy from civil society around the world”

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.

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OIG audit: Integration of HIV and TB treatment into Viet Nam’s national health insurance scheme presents challenges and risks

17 Sep 2018
OIG applauds significant progress made by Viet Nam in program impact, financial management, internal controls, governance and assurance mechanisms

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).

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“Business as usual” approach to achieving Universal Health Coverage must change, CSOs state

13 Dec 2017
“Countries depend on unacceptable levels of out-of-pocket spending”

While some countries are making progress in achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC), very few countries appear to dedicate a sufficient share of government funding for health from domestic resources. They continue to depend on unacceptable levels of out-of-pocket spending, in addition to fragmented and volatile donor funding.

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Transition readiness assessment finds HIV CSOs are unlikely to survive Global Fund exit from Panama

3 Oct 2017
Nevertheless, the report calls for measures to strengthen CSOs
Panama will submit a joint TB/HIV funding request tailored to transition in February 2018

“It is unlikely that Panama’s HIV-related civil society can effectively survive the exit of the Global Fund or gain a greater foothold as a full partner in [the] planning, implementation and monitoring of the national HIV response.” This is a key finding of the transition readiness assessment (TRA) report commissioned by the Panama country coordinating mechanism (CCM).

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