The HIV story in Romania has been marked by several dramatic episodes. The first was in the late 1980s, when thousands of children became infected with HIV through a dramatic nosocomial HIV epidemic, predominantly among orphans and hospitalized children. The voices of parents and many supporters then led to the introduction of the country’s large treatment programs – early on with donor support – to provide HIV treatment to all in need.
The region of Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) is the only region in the world where the HIV epidemic continues to grow, and Russia could be considered a driving force of the epidemic in the region.
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Following the Global Fund’s recent replenishment in September, the country eligibility list for the 2017-2019 grant cycle has been published. This list identifies the countries and disease components that are eligible to receive funding from the Global Fund for the next three years.
Additional information on the decision not to approve extensions for HIV and TB grants to Bosnia and Hercegovina
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.
En vertu de la nouvelle politique d'admissibilité adoptée par le Conseil lors de sa réunion à Abidjan les 26-27 avril, la moyenne de trois années de RNB par habitant sera utilisée pour déterminer le classement de niveau de revenu aux fins d'admissibilité (en remplacement des chiffres d’une année par habitant qui avaient été utilisés jusqu'à présent).
On 26-27 April 2016, the Global Fund Board held its 35th meeting in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. GFO was present, with observer status.
Under the new Eligibility Policy adopted by the Board at its meeting in Abidjan on 26-27 April, a three-year GNI per capita average will be used to determine income level classification for eligibility purposes (replacing the single year per capita numbers that have been used up to now).
The three regional applicants included in the Global Fund’s list of nine early applicants for the transition phase of the new funding model are all new. None of them have applied before.
When is the Global Fund finally going to make it easier for Non-CCMs to apply to the Fund to address the needs of vulnerable populations that have been left out of the national response?