Venezuela

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Global Fund will 'donate' $5 million to Venezuela to provide treatment for HIV

2 Oct 2018
The bulk of the funds will be paid into the PAHO Strategic Fund to purchase ARVs
The money will come from funds designated for portfolio optimization

The Global Fund will donate 5.0 million U.S. dollars to finance the procurement of critical health products for Venezuela, which is in the midst of a severe economic and health crisis.

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Global Fund Board gives the Secretariat the green light to prepare proposals for investing in non-eligible countries in crisis (e.g. Venezuela)

12 May 2018
How much the Fund might invest and where the money will come from are still up in the air
The Fund is concerned about the potential impact on eligible countries
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Global Fund Board’s Implementer Group calls on donor countries to provide aid to the people of Venezuela

16 Nov 2017
Group also urges the Global Fund to act

The Implementer Group has called on the members of the Global Fund partnership, especially donor constituencies, to urgently follow the example set by Japan and contribute funding through the existing procurement mechanism – i.e. the Strategic Fund of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) – to provide aid to the people affected by the unprecedented humanitarian and health emergency in Venezuela.

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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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Global Fund Board calls for regional response to health crisis in Venezuela

5 May 2017

The Global Fund Board has called for a coordinated regional response to the health crisis in Venezuela – one that addresses the impact on the region, incorporating relevant partners and donors.

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Negotiations to assist Venezuelan NGOs to address humanitarian crisis slow down

13 Mar 2017
There have been no public announcements by any of the parties

More than a month has passed since the exchange of letters between the Global Fund and the Venezuelan Network of Positive People (RVG+ in its Spanish acronym) concerning what Venezuelan civil society describe as “a humanitarian crisis.” Very little has happened in the interim, at least not that we can report publicly.

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After initially rejecting a plea for assistance from Venezuelan NGOs out of hand, the Global Fund now says it may be able to help

14 Feb 2017
The Fund says it will try to provide assistance through other agencies

In an exchange of letters that spanned more than seven months, the Global Fund at first rejected a plea for help from the Venezuelan Network of Positive People (RVG+), but then may have left the door open to providing some assistance via other agencies. This is a story that is still unfolding.

According to the Global Fund, Venezuela is currently not eligible for funding under the Fund’s Eligibility Policy.

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