4.

Africa’s Health and Finance Ministers Pledge to Increase Domestic Spending for Health

26 Nov 2013
The Global Fund estimates that $37 billion out of the $ 87 billion it needs from 2014 to 2016 can come from domestic financing

Ahead of the Global Fund's replenishment push in December, countries are being strongly encouraged to boost domestic funding for the fight against AIDS, TB and malaria to bridge the gap in unmet needs.

A conference in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on 11-12 November brought together ministers of health and finance, civil society groups and donors to discuss how to accelerate domestic spending on health in Africa.

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On HIV and in Health Systems, Ethiopia Has Made Good Progress – but Challenges Remain

28 Jun 2013
The country is on course to achieve universal ARV treatment by 2015
Currently interventions mainly target the general population

Ethiopia is often cited by the Global Fund as having done a good job of implementing HIV grants and of strengthening the country’s health systems. When he signed two grant agreements worth $424 million with the Ethiopian government in July 2012, then Global Fund General Manager Gabriel Jaramillo said that the country had made great progress in achieving universal coverage of antiretroviral (ARV) treatment.

4.

India Should Assume More Responsibility for Its TB Programmes, Global Fund Committee Says

4 Jun 2013
Board approves funding for next implementation period of three TB grants

Given India’s economic status, the government should assume greater responsibility for TB programmes, and should ultimately assume full responsibility.

3.

Foreign Minister Says France’s Contribution to the Global Fund Will Not Be Reduced

13 May 2013

The Foreign Minister of France, Laurent Fabius, has told civil society representatives that France will not reduce its future contributions to the Global Fund. Mr Fabius met with representatives of AIDES, Coalition Plus, Sidaction and Act-Up Paris on 30 April.

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Government of Azerbaijan Increases Funding for HIV, TB and Malaria As Several Donors Pull Out

29 Mar 2013
Sustainability of the programmes are nevertheless threatened, OIG says
Diagnostic review finds a mix of good practices and weaknesses or risks

The Government of Azerbaijan has stepped up its funding for HIV, TB and malaria as a result of the departure or anticipated departure of several donors. The government has started funding opiate substitution therapy (OST) and has begun procuring antiretroviral drugs (ARVs), sufficient to meet 20% of the national need.

4.

A New GMS Project Is Awarded by USAID

24 Oct 2012

A follow-on project to Grant Management Solutions (GMS) has been awarded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), with support from the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, for a period of three years, with the possibility of an extension for up to two additional years. The project’s budget ceiling is $99.9 million.

6.

OIG Audit in Mozambique Identifies Serious Weaknesses in One PR: the Ministry of Health

9 Oct 2012
Says control environment has not improved in eight years
MOH, other stakeholders, agree to steps to address the problems

According to the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), in the short to medium term the Ministry of Health (MOH) in Mozambique may not be able to meet the strict requirements of the Global Fund due to limitations in capacity. The MOH is principal recipient (PR) for three active grants, one for each disease.

5.

Chinese NGO Calls for a Freeze on Disbursements for HIV Grant

13 Oct 2011

A Chinese NGO has called on the Global Fund to "continue to freeze" funding to the Chinese government for HIV.

2.

Principal Recipient for Papua New Guinea Grants Resigns

2 Sep 2011

Global Fund audit found some misuse of funds by government PR, media report says

Replacement PRs have been nominated

6.

Australia

23 Aug 2011

In GFO 155, on 9 August, we wrote that the Global Fund's mid-term replenishment meeting will likely be held in Australia in March. We have been asked by an Australian Government official to state that at this time, the Australian Government has made no commitment to host the mid-term replenishment meeting.

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