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Cameroon’s TB/HIV funding request to the Global Fund focuses on communities and key populations

20 Mar 2018
Some key initiatives relegated to the PAAR due to lack of available funding

Cameroon’s 2017 TB/HIV funding request included a strong focus on communities and key populations. This was a key theme that emerged from the comments from the Technical Review Panel (TRP) and the Grant Approvals Committee (GAC) when they reviewed the request.

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Despite challenges, the Global Fund’s HIV grant to Paraguay is making progress, TRP says

20 Mar 2018
Challenges include stigma, discrimination and gender-based violence

The Global Fund Board recently approved a grant to civil society principal recipient (PR), Fundacion Centro de Informacion y Recursons para el Desarollo (CIRD), in Paraguay. The planned implementation period for the grant is 1 March 2018 to 28 February 2021.

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Global Fund grant will expand HIV prevention, care and treatment services for key populations in Guyana

6 Feb 2018
Program continuation request outlined human rights and legal challenges

Among the batch of grants recently approved by the Board was an HIV grant to Guyana. The proposed timeframe for the grant was 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2020. The principal recipient (PR) is the Ministry of Health, which also managed Guyana’s previous HIV grant.

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Global Fund Board approves a second batch of grants for 2017-2019

28 Nov 2017
Twenty funding requests yielded 32 grants
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Global Fund expresses concern over Benin’s plan to shift funds away from HIV and malaria towards an RSSH funding request

23 Oct 2017
Secretariat decides to leave program split decision open until the RSSH proposal is received
Size of salary incentives linked to grant performance ratings

When it reviewed the funding requests from Benin, the Grant Approvals Committee (GAC) and the Technical Review Panel (TRP) expressed serious concerns about what they perceived as gaps in Benin’s HIV and malaria programs – which, they said, were partly due to the decision of the country coordinating mechanism (CCM) to shift some of its allocation towards an RSSH funding request.

The original allocation for Benin was as follows:

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Global Fund Board approves grants totaling more than $2 billion

17 Oct 2017
Thirty-two funding requests were processed in less than seven months
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Kyrgyzstan’s program continuation funding request to the Global Fund provides little information on the proposed program

13 Jun 2017
The request does not explain what changes will be made in light of Kyrgyzstan’s significantly reduced allocation

There is little information in the TB/HIV funding request submitted by the Kyrgyzstan country coordinating mechanism (CCM) on the program that the applicant proposes to implement. And there is almost no information on how Kyrgyzstan plans to cope with an allocation that is significantly lower than what it received for 2014-2016.

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In a Window 1 application to the Global Fund, Zanzibar grapples with limited data and tensions affecting key populations

27 Apr 2017
Lessons from Zanzibar may help countries applying in subsequent windows

On 20 March 2017, Zanzibar submitted a TB/HIV program continuation request for $6.4 million. Of this amount, just over $0.5 million was a prioritized above allocation request (PAAR), details of which will be presented only during the grant-making stage. The Ministry of Health is the sole principal recipient.   

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First application window for 2017-2019 yields 93 funding requests

16 Apr 2017
Large majority are for program continuation

The Secretariat has received 93 requests for funding in the first application window of the 2017-2019 funding cycle, according to the Global Fund’s Funding Request Status Tracker. Under the Global Fund’s differentiated application system, 73 requests used a program continuation application, 13 a full review application, and seven a tailored review application.

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Global Fund releases new resources related to the applications process

27 Feb 2017
Applicant Handbook and Funding Request Status Tracker now available

The Global Fund has released two resources which will be of interest to persons involved in the applications process – an Applicant Handbook, designed to support applicants in the preparation of funding requests for the 2017-2019 funding cycle; and a Funding Request Status Tracker. This article provides information on both resources.

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