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Issue 294: 17 August 2016

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CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE:

1. NEWS and ANALYSIS: Global Fund tops PEPFAR on engagement of key populations: Survey

A new survey report finds that Global Fund processes are generally more open and inclusive for key populations compared to PEPFAR, though barriers still remain for both. Persistent challenges include access to information and technical assistance, as well as data availability and quality.  

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2. COMMENTARY: Responsibility to “End It for Good”

The Global Fund’s Fifth Replenishment is a crucial moment for the future of the three diseases. But even with a fully funded Global Fund, will we be able to “End It for Good”? David Stevenson, former Chair of the Global Fund Strategy Committee, spells out three collective priorities to get the job done. 

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3. NEWS: Cameroon NGO releases second edition of its Shadow Report

There are gaps in malaria services provided to pregnant women in Cameroon, according to the second edition of the Shadow Report published in July 2016 by the community services organization For Impacts in Social Health. Other findings concerning Cameroon’s malaria grant were more encouraging.

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4. NEWS: Additional information on the decision not to approve extensions for HIV and TB grants to Bosnia and Hercegovina

The Secretariat is reviewing the impact of the new Policy on Sustainability, Transition, and Co-Financing on nine components no longer eligible for funding. In GFO #293, we reported that the Board decided not to fund proposed extensions to two grants in Bosnia and Herzegovina. This article provides more information on this decision.

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5. NEWS: REPLENISHMENT ROUND-UP: “Save-the-Dates” notices have gone out for the Fifth Replenishment conference in Montreal

The Global Fund’s Fifth Replenishment conference is one month away. Invitations have gone out. Advocacy efforts continue. 

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6. NEWS: Tanzania will use its HIV grant extension to cover costs of ARVs through to the end of 2017

Additional funding of $109 million for Tanzania’s shortened HIV grant will allow the country to provide antiretroviral treatment to the end of 2017. About half of Tanzanians living with HIV are now receiving ARVs.

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7. NEWS: Both civil society and governments need TA in resolving CRG-related challenges in the EECA Region

An assessment conducted by the Alliance for Public Health Ukraine reveals that civil society and governments need to collaborate better to ensure that services related to community, rights, and gender continue to be provided as countries transition away from Global Fund support. The assessment concluded that both civil society and governments need technical assistance to make that happen.

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8. NEWS: Funding approved for shortened HIV grant to Uganda

The board approved additional funding of $37 million to allow a shortened HIV grant to Uganda to provide full services through to the end of 2017. The new funds will be used to purchase additional antiretrovirals.

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9. NEWS: Wambo.org: The new online marketplace

Implementers of Global Fund grants will able to check prices and place orders for medicines, other health products and non-health commodities on the Global Fund’s new e-marketplace.
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10. ANNOUNCEMENT: Applications sought for experts to join the TRP

The Global Fund seeks additional personnel to join a pool of experts from which vacancies for its Technical Review Panel will be filled. The closing date for applications is 5 September 2016.

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This is issue 294 of the GLOBAL FUND OBSERVER (GFO) Newsletter. Please send all suggestions for news items, commentaries or any other feedback to David Garmaise, GFO Editor (david.garmaise@aidspan.org). To subscribe to GFO, go to www.aidspan.org.

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