2.

The Global Fund and its stakeholders would be better served if the Fund released more information related to concept notes

23 Feb 2016

The Global Fund is more transparent that probably any other major funder, but there are nevertheless gaps in transparency that the Fund needs to address. This is the first in a series of commentaries on this topic.

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Attachments to the concept notes are now being posted on the Global Fund’s website

23 Dec 2015
The attachments are posted only after the grants related to the concept notes are approved
Aidspan welcomes the move but calls for further steps

The Global Fund is now publishing on its website three attachments to concept notes – the modular template attachment; the financial gap analysis and counterpart financing attachment; and the programmatic gap attachment.

7.

ECOM is invited to submit a concept note targeting MSM and TG communities in the EECA

8 Sep 2015
The concept note will have a strong focus on advocacy and human rights

The Eurasian Coalition on Male Health (ECOM) has been invited to submit a concept note for a program on “Community Actions to Increase Access of MSM and Transgender People to HIV Services in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.”

6.

South Africa submits $380-million concept note for HIV/TB

17 Jul 2015
Emphasis on prevention could make Global Fund single largest investor in targeted programming for key populations

South Africa on 15 July submitted a joint HIV/TB concept note for some $380.5 million in funding, more than half of which is to support prevention interventions specifically targeting key populations including young women and girls, men who have sex with men and people living in disease hot spots. Of this, $142.2 million constitutes an above-allocation request.

4.

In incentive funding request, Zimbabwe prioritizes young people

27 May 2015
Most of the $40.2 million request focuses on people under age 24

New funding model early applicant Zimbabwe submitted a $40.2 million request for incentive funding on 18 May, seeking additional financial support for interventions that specifically target people under age 24: the fastest growing demographic group in sub-Saharan Africa for new HIV infections.

3.

In Swaziland, progress towards malaria elimination

15 Apr 2015
New national strategic plan could make southern African nation first on continent to achieve elimination

Swaziland could become the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to achieve elimination of malaria should it fully and effectively implement its national strategic plan, Aidspan understands from the head of the National Malaria Control Program, Simon Kunene.

In an interview in March, Kunene declared that the country has developed the "most advanced malaria elimination strategy in all of sub-Saharan Africa".

2.

Turning the page on the past, Cambodia looks to NFM as a fresh start

15 Apr 2015
CCM eager to sign agreements for malaria, HIV and HSS

Cambodia's country coordinating mechanism is looking to the expected 1 July signing date for grant disbursements for malaria, HIV and health system strengthening with anticipation, eager to turn the page on a financial scandal involving two of the Global Fund's biggest suppliers of bednets and ranking officials in two government institutions serving as Principal Recipients.

4.

While turning the page on a financial scandal, Malawi still confronting challenges in prioritizing HIV interventions

3 Feb 2015
Civil society flags major imbalance in activities outlined in just-submitted concept note

Seeking to turn the page on a financial scandal involving the National AIDS Commission, Malawi has appointed new principal recipients to administer the $574 million it was allocated to fight HIV.

4.

Western Pacific continuing to tackle HIV with submission of multi-country concept note

28 Jan 2015
Despite divergent burdens and diverse health systems, islands nations coming together

Eleven Pacific Island countries have endorsed a multi-country concept note to respond to the varying HIV epidemics among their respective populations, ahead of submission expected on 30 January. The concept note -- among the only multi-country notes to be developed under the new funding model -- was drawn from extensive consultations to set priorities and identify areas of commonality.

3.

First grants under the full NFM rollout are about to be signed

30 Sep 2014
Application submitted to the Emergency Fund to deal with Syrian refugee crisis

The first two grants under the full rollout of the new funding model (NFM) should soon be approved for signing by the Global Fund Board. Both grants emanate from an HIV concept note submitted by Moldova during the first window on 15 May 2014.

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