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9.

Wambo.org: The new online marketplace

16 Aug 2016
Savings of $250 million over four years projected

At the end of May 2016, the Global Fund formally announced wambo.org, a new online marketplace where implementers of Global Fund grants will be able to check prices and place orders for directly for medicines, other health products and non-health commodities. There are plans to expand the reach of wambo.org even further.

8.

Funding approved for shortened HIV grant to Uganda

16 Aug 2016
Funds will be used to purchase additional ARVs

On 3 August 2016, the Board approved additional funding of $37 million to ensure that all essential services for a shortened HIV grant to Uganda can be provided through to 31 December 2017. The money will come from the $700 million which the Fund has identified as being available for portfolio optimization. The Board was acting on recommendations of the Technical Review Panel (TRP) and the Grant Approvals Committee (GAC).

6.

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

16 Aug 2016
About half of Tanzanians living with HIV are now receiving ARVs

As reported in GFO #293, the Board has awarded Tanzania’s shortened HIV grant an extension of $109 million to allow it to continue providing essential HIV services through to the end of 2017. The original grant, totaling $277.5 million had an end date of 31 December 2016.

2.

18 nouvelles subventions approuvées

5 Aug 2016
364 millions $ approuvés pour 12 pays

En juillet 2016, le Conseil d’administration du Fonds mondial a approuvé un financement d’un total de 364 millions $ pour 18 subventions émanant des notes c

3.

Another 18 grants okayed for funding

18 Jul 2016
$364 million approved for 12 countries

In July 2016, the Global Fund Board approved $364 million in funding for 18 grants emanating from concept notes submitted by 12 countries. Of the $364 million, $152 million represented new money; the balance was existing funding that had been approved prior to the new funding model (NFM) but was nevertheless included in the NFM allocations to countries.

4.

Fund addresses shortages of ARVs in Uganda

20 Feb 2016
A full-year’s supply is being front-loaded

In January, in response to a shortage of antiretrovirals in Uganda, The Global Fund Secretariat arranged to procure a supply of the drugs. In addition, as a precautionary measure, the Secretariat is providing Uganda with a full year’s supply of drugs, the first batch of which is expected to arrive in March. This comes as a relief to the 241,000 Ugandans who are receiving ARVs purchased with money from The Global Fund.

3.

E-marketplace (Phase 1) to be launched this quarter

11 Jan 2016
Between 10 and 20 countries are expected to participate in 2016
The phased launch and roll-out of the Global Fund’s e-marketplace is scheduled to begin this quarter. The e-marketplace is an online procurement platform where buyers will be able to view and procure a broad range of products to be used in health programs. The e-marketplace will operate within the framework of the Fund’s pooled procurement mechanism.

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