Advocacy for increased domestic funding a success in Ukraine

3 Oct 2016
The Government of Ukraine has committed to changes that will significantly improve the quality and coverage of ARV, MDR-TB, Hepatitis C and OST treatments.

Advocacy for increased domestic funding led by CSOs and PRs, and strongly underpinned by the Global Fund’s conditions put to the government of Ukraine, has achieved outstanding results. Communities, empowered by the Global Fund, have been able to partner with the Ministry of Health.


Is South Africa transitioning?

3 Oct 2016
Changing Global Fund priorities and a new NSP prompt discussions on sustainability

In a recent ICASO discussion paper called “Handing over Health”, a review of sustainability and transition literature is complemented by country case studies from Serbia, Thailand and South Africa.


Additional information on the decision not to approve extensions for HIV and TB grants to Bosnia and Hercegovina

16 Aug 2016
Secretariat is reviewing the impact on nine components that are no longer eligible for funding

In GFO #293, we reported that the Global Fund Board turned down a recommendation to provide additional funding for a TB grant and an HIV grant in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Although to still do now know why the Board decided not to grant the additional funding, we now have additional information on what was being requested and why. As well, we are able to report on the reaction of the principal recipient (PR), UNDP.


Are EECA countries able to sustain harm reduction programs?

1 Aug 2016
EHRN publishes four case studies

According to four case studies recently published by the Eurasian Harm Reduction Network (EHRN), the readiness to transition harm reduction programs from Global Fund support to domestic funding in four countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia ranges from 19% to 47%.

The four countries are Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, and Romania. See the table for further details.


Les nouvelles exigences de cofinancement en finissent avec les anciens seuils de financement de contrepartie

28 Jul 2016
Le Secrétariat déterminera les exigences après discussion avec chaque pays

En vertu des nouvelles exigences de cofinancement (auparavant appelées « besoins de financement de contrepartie ») adoptées par le Fonds mondial, les pays n’ont plus à répondre à un s


New co-financing requirements do away with the old counterpart financing thresholds

4 Jul 2016
Secretariat will determine the requirements after discussions with each country

Under the new co-financing requirements (previously called “counterpart financing requirements”) adopted by The Global Fund, countries no longer have to meet a minimum threshold expressed as a percentage of the cost of the national programs for HIV, TB, and malaria.

Создан совет по политическим, консультативным и адвокационным вопросам с целью содействия СКК Грузии на переходный период

27 Jun 2016
Совет в настоящее время рассматривает первую намётку проекта плана по переходу

В марте 2016 года страновой координационный механизм Грузии учредил совет по политическим, консультативным и адвокационным вопросам (СПКА), с целью содействия СКК при переходе программ по

ТБ и ВИЧ от Глобального Фонда к внутренним ресурсам. Круг полномочий СПКА, включая его роль, состав и обязанности членов, был одобрен общим собранием СКК.

Конкретные обязанности СПКА заключаются в следующем:


Policy, advisory, and advocacy council established to assist Georgia CCM with its transition

20 Jun 2016
The council is now reviewing the first outline of a transition plan

In March 2016, Georgia’s country coordinating mechanism established a policy, advisory, and advocacy council (PAAC) to assist the CCM with the transition of TB and HIV programs from The Global Fund to domestic resources. The terms of the reference of the PAAC, including its role, composition, and members’ responsibilities, were approved by the general assembly of the CCM. 

The specific responsibilities of the PAAC are as follows:


More is known about the impact of the new allocation methodology

7 Jun 2016
EECA’s allocation will be cut in half; Southern Africa’s share will increase 50%

In April 2016, the Global Fund Board approved a new allocation methodology for the period 2017-2019 (see GFO article).


Le Conseil approuve une nouvelle politique relative à la pérennité, à la transition et au cofinancement

19 May 2016
Une stratégie sur la transition très attendue

La nouvelle stratégie du Fonds mondial pour la période 2017-2022 met l’accent sur la pérennité des investissements. Cela signifie notamment l’appui aux pays qui effectuent leur transition du soutien du Fonds mondial vers leur système national pour leurs programmes de lutte contre les trois maladies.


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