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Is the Global Fund systematically neglecting Latin America and the Caribbean?

17 Oct 2017

Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) activists have been sounding the alarm for several years about what they perceive as systematic neglect of the region by the Global Fund. “We are the victims of our successes,” they say to highlight the fact that the Global Fund’s de-prioritization of the region is not a by-product of poor performance but rather a consequence of the current political climate.

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Catastrophe in Venezuela imperils the achievement of the Global Fund Strategy (2017-2022), says new report

16 Oct 2017
Calls on Global Fund to lead a comprehensive regional response

Venezuela is in the middle of an unprecedented, state-made, complex humanitarian emergency.  The public health crisis, which is just a symptom of the larger unraveling that is unfolding, has reached extreme levels. Essentials like soap and gloves have vanished from hospital floors. Life-saving medications are sometimes only available on the black market and cost half a month’s wages.

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Low absorptive capacity of Global Fund grants and its implications for programming in countries

19 Dec 2016

The Global Fund defines absorptive capacity as the percentage of actual expenditure compared to the total grant budget. Countries have long reported various policy and operational barriers that hinder their ability to fully absorb donor funds.

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EECA constituency: transition may threaten key populations in the region

29 Nov 2016
Joint statement of constituencies for the 36th Global Fund Board outlines problems and provides general recommendations
Prior to the Global Fund’s recent Board Meeting, the EECA and EMR Constituencies submitted a common statement for the 36th meeting of the Global Fund Board.  The statement argued that both the alarming epidemiologic situation in the EECA, along with the envisioned decrease in funding might affect the sustainability of the positive results already achieved worldwide (in the frames of MDG-6 in combating AIDS).
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Reaction to The Global Fund’s Fifth Replenishment target somewhat muted

23 Jan 2016
AIDS Healthcare Foundation has been the loudest voice

Reaction to the size of The Global Fund’s 5th Replenishment target has been somewhat muted so far, despite the fact that at $13 billion, it is $2 billion lower than the target for the last replenishment, and despite the global push to ending the epidemics by 2030 as set out in the Sustainable Development Goals.

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