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Global Fund grants underfund HIV prevention among adolescents, the key driver of the epidemic in Eastern and Southern Africa
Proportion of funding for HIV prevention among youth is disproportionately low
Global Fund grant to Belarus in 2015 was conditional on the government developing a social contracting mechanism
Changing laws and regulations has been a slow process
Civil society has been pushing for such a mechanism for several years
A social contracting mechanism which would allow the government to contract with NGOs to deliver prevention programs to key affected populations in Belarus is “under construction.” It is a slow process and there are still some uncertainties about how well it will function.
New HIV Law paves the way for additional funding to be allocated to NGOs
In bid to improve lobbying efforts, activists look for more information on how much money goes to prevention activities
The Global Fund has pledged to re-energize HIV prevention and, in line with that commitment, civil society groups are calling on the Fund to offer more explicit data on how much it spends on these efforts. That includes not only overall expenditure data, but also granular information, like spending at a country level and spending on specific interventions.