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Issue 348 16 Jan 2019

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1. REPLENISHMENT

Global Fund Executive Director discusses priorities laid out in his first Report to the Board

2. NEWS

Global Fund Board approves $229 million in funding for country grants

3. NEWS

Global Fund Board approves $36 million for Middle East Response

4. NEWS

OIG investigation in Mozambique finds embezzlement of funds by CCM Executive Secretary

5. NEWS

Funding requests to the Global Fund in next allocation period will need to scale up investments in RSSH, TRP says

6. NEWS

OIG audit praises Kenya’s procurement and supply chain processes, identifies implementation challenges

7. ANALYSIS

Three countries, three different applications of co-financing in Global Fund grants in sub-Saharan Africa

8. REPORT

New report finds improvements in Malawi’s Global Fund program for key and vulnerable populations, credits community engagement

9. NEWS

Global Fund announces $14-billion target for Sixth Replenishment

10. MESSAGE TO READERS

Mobile apps for Global Fund Observer and Observateur du Fonds Mondial now available

Issue 347 12 Dec 2018

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1. NEWS

Global Fund Board approves another $98 million in country grants from the 2017–2019 allocations

2. NEWS

World Health Organization launches new ‘country-led’ malaria response

3. OVERVIEW

Reactions to World Malaria Report's sobering news underscore need to ramp up malaria response

4. NEWS

OIG Investigation of key HIV behavioural survey in Guinea finds falsified data and costs

5. NEWS

Guinea’s Global Fund grant implementation yields challenges and lessons

6. NEWS

Secretariat and OIG report steady progress on implementing Global Fund AMAs

7. NEWS

Global Fund’s technical evaluation group will focus on ‘prospective country evaluations’ and thematic reviews in 2019

8. REPORT

Independent research in Eastern and Southern Africa identifies opportunities to improve effectiveness of Global Fund processes

9. NEWS

Of the $98 million in country grants approved by Global Fund Board from 2017-2019 allocations, Latin America and Caribbean receive $57 million

10. NEWS

Festive season purchases can support HIV/AIDS programmes and organisations, including Global Fund

11. NEWS

Happy holidays from Aidspan and the Global Fund Observer

Issue 346 16 Nov 2018

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1. NEWS

Main decisions at Global Fund Board meeting relate to operating expenses budget and private sector engagement

2. NEWS

Peter Sands delivers first report as Executive Director to the Global Fund’s 40th Board meeting

3. NEWS

Sixth Replenishment success is main focus of Global Fund’s resource mobilization

4. NEWS

Global Fund Board reviews allocation methodology in advance of decision at May 2019 meeting

5. NEWS

Strategic performance report underscores Global Fund successes but challenges remain for service delivery and coverage of key populations

6. NEWS

Board approves 2019 Global Fund OPEX budget of $302 million

7. NEWS

Global Fund grants achieving substantial impact while financial controls continue to improve, OIG says

8. NEWS

Global Fund Board will strengthen selection processes for Board committees, for May 2019 decision

Issue 345 7 Nov 2018

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1. UPDATE

Board Leadership welcomes the OIG review on Global Fund governance

2. NEWS

Rwanda’s pioneering National Strategy Financing model improved Global Fund grant performance, says external report

3. NEWS

Global Fund Board approves another $28 million in grants from the 2017–2019 allocations

4. INTERVIEW

Former Director of External Relations reflects on 15 years of resource mobilization at the Global Fund

5. FEATURE

Global Fund African Constituencies meeting in Ethiopia focuses on absorptive capacity

6. NEWS

Global Fund Board approves funding for first set of interventions on UQD register for 2017–2019 identified through portfolio optimization

7. COMMENTARY

The Allocation of Responsibility

8. OF INTEREST

Q&A with Eliud Wandwalo, the Global Fund’s senior disease coordinator for tuberculosis

9. PRESS RELEASE

Bi-partisan group of senators requests increased United States pledge to the Global Fund

Issue 344 17 Oct 2018

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1. NEWS

Global Fund releases report on the 2017 OIG advisory review on governance

2. NEWS

The Global Fund’s Country Coordinating Mechanism evolution project prepares consultants at Casablanca workshop

3. NEWS

OIG reports material improvements in Global Fund procurement processes but challenges remain

4. INTERVIEW

Q&A with Scott Filler, the Global Fund’s senior disease coordinator for malaria

5. ANALYSIS

Global Fund grants underfund HIV prevention among adolescents, the key driver of the epidemic in Eastern and Southern Africa

6. FEATURE

GIZ BACKUP Health proposes a new approach to technical assistance for Global Fund implementers, in Dakar

Issue 343 3 Oct 2018

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1. NEWS

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

2. NEWS

U.N. General Assembly’s high-level meeting on TB called on leaders to reaffirm commitment to end tuberculosis by 2030

3. NEWS

First OIG audit of Niger’s Global Fund grants applauds progress and calls for improvements

4. NEWS

OIG audit of Global Fund grants to Myanmar reveals gaps in service delivery and supply chain management despite good results in other areas

5. ANALYSIS

Countries need better data for accurate forecasting of funding gaps in Global Fund grants

6. FEATURE

Tanzania National Coordinating Mechanism aspires to become best-practice model for Global Fund's CCM evolution initiative

7. OF INTEREST

Gates Foundation’s ‘Goalkeepers Report’ tracks progress towards the 17 Sustainable Development Goals

8. EDITOR'S NOTE

OIG explains why Sri Lanka appears twice in country list for audit report on Global Fund Transition Management processes

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