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Of the $98 million in country grants approved by Global Fund Board from 2017-2019 allocations, Latin America and Caribbean receive $57 million

11 Dec 2018
Domestic commitments for the nine grants in the region amount to $399 million

This is the second of two articles in this issue on the grants recently approved by the Global Fund Board. In this article, we report on the comments of the Grant Approvals Committee (GAC) on four countries in the Latin American and Caribbean region: Belize, El Salvador, Panama and Paraguay.

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Global Fund Board approves another $98 million in country grants from the 2017–2019 allocations

7 Dec 2018
$13 million for multi-country grants also approved
Montenegro one of first transition countries to allocate government financing to key populations

On 12 November 2018,  through electronic voting, the Global Fund Board approved $98.0 million in funding for 14 country grants from 13 countries. Of the 14 grants, four were for TB; three TB/HIV; three HIV; three malaria; and one TB/RSSH.

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Global Fund Board approves funding for first set of interventions on UQD register for 2017–2019 identified through portfolio optimization

5 Nov 2018
$15 million approved for grants in Burundi and Philippines; more to come
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Global Fund Board approves another $28 million in grants from the 2017–2019 allocations

5 Nov 2018
$16 million in matching funds also approved
Countries include Armenia, Bhutan, Chad, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, El Salvador, Guatemala, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mozambique, Romania, Suriname, Tunisia

On 17 August 2018 and on 26 October 2018, the Global Fund Board approved two HIV grants and three TB grants worth $28.1 million. The Board also approved $15.9 million in matching funds requests for six components.

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Pakistan’s funding request to the Global Fund prioritizes TB case notification and treating MDR-TB cases

3 Apr 2018
TRP requested more information on plans to reach key populations
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La demande de financement tuberculose/VIH du Cameroun auprès du Fonds mondial est axée sur les communautés et les populations clés

29 Mar 2018
Plusieurs initiatives clés ont été reléguées à la demande de financement hiérarchisée au-delà de la somme allouée pour manque de financement disponible
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Cameroon’s TB/HIV funding request to the Global Fund focuses on communities and key populations

20 Mar 2018
Some key initiatives relegated to the PAAR due to lack of available funding

Cameroon’s 2017 TB/HIV funding request included a strong focus on communities and key populations. This was a key theme that emerged from the comments from the Technical Review Panel (TRP) and the Grant Approvals Committee (GAC) when they reviewed the request.

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Global Fund Board approves an HIV grant for Guinea with the Ministry of Public Health as a new PR

7 Mar 2018
Grants to Guinea encounter many difficulties

Global Fund grants in Guinea are facing numerous challenges.

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Global Fund grants to Thailand aim to strengthen services for key populations and support a successful transition

20 Feb 2018
These may be the final TB and HIV grants to Thailand

On 1 December 2017, acting on the recommendation of the Global Fund’s Grant Approvals Committee (GAC), the Board approved two grants emanating from Thailand’s 2017 Window 2 TB/HIV funding request. The Ministry of Health’s Department of Disease Control will serve as principal recipient (PR) for one grant, totaling $18.0 million.

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Global Fund multi-country grant prolongs the TB-in-the-mining-sector program in Southern Africa

20 Feb 2018
TB prevalence in mining areas is 3-7 times that of the general population

Among the grants approved by the Board recently was a multi-country TB grant for the Southern African Regional TB in the Mining Sector (TIMS) Program. In this article, we report on the comments from the Technical Review Panel (TRP) and the Grants Approvals Committee (GAC) on the funding request from which this grant emanated.

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