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Global Fund grants underfund HIV prevention among adolescents, the key driver of the epidemic in Eastern and Southern Africa

16 Oct 2018
Proportion of funding for HIV prevention among youth is disproportionately low
8.

New partnerships involving the Global Fund announced at Davos

7 Feb 2018
One of the partnerships sparked a reaction from organizations concerned with the effects of alcohol on public health

The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, held on 23–26 January 2018 in Davos, Switzerland, was the occasion for announcements of several new partnerships involving the Global Fund.

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Zambia’s TB/HIV funding request to the Global Fund has ambitious targets and is well aligned with national programs and strategies

9 Jan 2018
TRP’s concerns regarding interventions for key populations addressed during grant-making

The third batch of funding approvals by the Board (see GFO article) included two TB/HIV grants from Zambia. In this article, we report on the comments from the Technical Review Panel (TRP) and the Grant Approvals Committee (GAC) on the funding requests from which these grants emanated.

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Mozambique’s TB/HIV funding request to the Global Fund builds on achievements of current grants, TRP says

9 Jan 2018
Matching funds requests sent back for iteration

Among the grants approved by the Board in the third batch of funding (see GFO article) were four TB/HIV grants to Mozambique. In this article, we report on the comments of the Technical Review Panel (TRP) and the Grant Approvals Committee (GAC) on the funding request from which these grants emanated.

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In brief

12 Dec 2017

Donation from Spain in new debt swap

7.

Steady progress on human rights and gender activities in the Global Fund’s Strategy, but there have been delays

28 Nov 2017
Lack of resources and limited knowledge around human rights barriers among challenges faced by Secretariat

Generally speaking, work to implement the third objective of the Global Fund Strategy 2017-2022 – to promote and protect human rights and gender equality – is making steady progress, although the majority of the sub-objectives have experienced what the Global Fund calls “minor issues and delays.” These issues can be attributed in part to a lack of resources and insufficient internal capacity on human rights issues.

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New fund to be launched to support meaningful engagement of adolescent girls and young women in Global Fund and national processes

7 Nov 2017
The HER Voice Fund will focus on 13 countries in Southern and Eastern Africa

The Global Fund will invest $500,000 over the next year to bolster meaningful engagement of adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) groups and networks in Global Fund–related processes and in national processes in 13 focus countries. The funding will be made available to countries via a new venture, the HER Voice Fund, which is set to be launched later this month.

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On holding the pen: reflections from a writer of Global Fund funding requests

5 Sep 2017
No two country processes are the same

This year, I wrote three Global Fund funding requests for African HIV and TB programs. In Window 1 (20 March 2017), I wrote for Zimbabwe; in Window 2 (23 May 2017), I wrote for Zambia; and in Window 3 (28 August 2017), I wrote for Swaziland.

Both Zimbabwe’s and Zambia’s funding requests were invited to proceed directly to grant-making. Swaziland anticipates learning the outcome of its request in mid-October.

4.

Swaziland submits $94 million funding request to the Global Fund

30 Aug 2017
More than a fifth of the total budget is dedicated to HIV prevention

On 28 August 2017 (Window 3), Swaziland submitted a TB/HIV funding request to the Global Fund. The total request was for $93.8 million. When broken down, $47.2 million of this amount was within the country’s allocation, $1.5 million was a matching funds request for catalytic funding to prevent HIV among adolescent girls and young women (AGYW), and $45.1 million was a prioritized above allocation request (PAAR).

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$100 million for young women in first two windows of Global Fund requests

18 Jul 2017
A further $50 million was proposed in prioritized above allocation requests

In funding requests submitted to the Global Fund in Window 1 (20 March 2017) and Window 2 (23 May 2017), more than $100 million was proposed for adolescent girls and young women (AGYW). This calculation includes both allocation amounts and matching funds. In addition, more than $50 million was proposed for AGYW in prioritized above allocation requests.

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