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The TERG recommends measures to enhance health systems strengthening

24 Dec 2015
The Secretariat will prepare a workplan to implement the recommendations

The Technical Evaluation Reference Group has developed a position paper on health systems strengthening, in which it advances a number of recommendations. The Secretariat has been asked to prepare a workplan with timelines for implementing the recommendations.

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Aidspan finds gaps in the Global Fund’s response to HIV/AIDS epidemic in children

16 Dec 2015

According to a new report, children may still not be prioritized under the new funding model.

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Database of civil society organizations in Burkina Faso boosts the community response

16 Dec 2015
Database fed into the development of an HSS concept note

A database of civil society organizations in Burkina Faso was instrumental in developing the community component of a concept note on health systems strengthening, according to Simon Kaboré, executive director of RAME (Réseau pour l’Accès aux Médicaments Essentiels) and member of the country coordinating mechanism.

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Global Fund promises a major effort to expand investment in human rights programming

16 Dec 2015
Under the NFM, guidance on including human rights in concept notes has improved considerably

As far back as Round 10, applicants were asked to indicate how their proposals would help to create an enabling policy and legal environment, and address issues of human rights related to repressive laws and policies.

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Funding in the amount of $224 million approved in November

7 Dec 2015
For the first time, external funding has been used to fund an initiative on the UQD register

In November 2015, the Global Fund Board approved $224 million in funding for 22 grants emanating from concept notes submitted by 14 countries and one regional organization. The Board was acting on recommendations from the Grant Approvals Committee and the Technical Review Panel.

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Malawi grants receive more than two-thirds of the $620 million in funding approved by the Board in October

28 Oct 2015
In all, 22 grants from 11 countries and five regional organizations were approved

In October 2015, the Global Fund Board approved $620 million in funding for 22 grants emanating from concept notes submitted by 11 countries and five regional organizations. The Board was acting on recommendations from the Grant Approvals Committee and the Technical Review Panel.

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Funding of $320 million approved for 11 grants in six countries

2 Sep 2015
DRC gets $223 million for five grants

On 27 July 2015, the Global Fund Board approved $319.8 million in funding for 11 grants in six countries that had submitted concept notes. Included in this amount was $25.3 million in incentive funding. In addition, the Fund placed interventions worth $17.1 million in the registry of unfunded quality demand. For details, see the table.

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New report measures impact of civil society participation in priority-setting in NFM concept notes

17 Aug 2015
Eight countries in Eastern and Southern Africa were evaluated for the report

Meaningful participation of civil society in country dialogue has been a central pillar of the Global Fund’s New Funding Model (NFM). Money has been invested, meetings have been held, and documents have been published. But did it matter?

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Georgian concept note priorities reflect national strategies, WHO says

17 Jul 2015
More must be done to improve case detection rates in both HIV and TB in order to improve health outcomes

Georgia’s concept notes for both HIV and TB are closely reflecting the priorities identified in their national strategic plans, a recent WHO evaluation has found, but must ensure that more interventions focus on improving case detection rates for the two diseases.

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New HIV grant signed for Papua New Guinea

18 Jun 2015
Key population services emphasized in $14.2 million grant

Papua New Guinea has signed a $14.2 million grant with the Global Fund under the new funding model that emphasizes outreach and targeted prevention messages for key populations, as well as continuing service delivery even to the most remote areas in the Pacific nation.

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