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.
In January 2017, the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation rejected a request to allocate $1.2 billion over four years for the response to HIV, citing “a lack of federal funds.” The Ministry of Health had asked for the funds in order to implement the National AIDS Strategy 2017-2020.
Открытый Институт Здоровья (ОИЗ) близок к отбору 26 суб-реципиентов для имплементации мероприятий в пределах гранта по ВИЧ, стоимостью в11 млн. долларов США, выделенных России в рамках новой модели финансирования. Имплементация мероприятий, конкретно направленных на ключевые группы населения, должна начаться в Июле, вслед за завершением отбора.
The Open Health Institute (OHI) is close to choosing the 26 sub-recipients to implement activities under the $11-million HIV grant awarded to Russia under the new funding model. Implementation of activities specifically targeting key populations should begin in July following their selection.