When people think about key populations in the context of the Global Fund, they tend to think about the ones that are mentioned most often – such as sex workers, transgender people, people who inject drugs, and men who have sex with men.
A report prepared for the Board meeting on 3-4 May in Kigali, Rwanda, provided an update on the implementation of the objectives and sub-objectives from the Global Fund’s 2017-2022 Strategy. For each sub-objective, the report described the progress achieved to date, as well as key challenges and risks, and future plans.
As GFO reported a few weeks ago, Zimbabwe submitted a TB/HIV funding request for $629 million in Window 1 of the current funding cycle. The $629 million request consisted of $432 million that was within Zimbabwe’s allocation, and $197 million for a prioritized above-allocation request (PAAR).
On 20 March 2017, the deadline for applications in Window 1 of the current funding cycle, the Uganda country coordinating mechanism (CCM) submitted a funding request containing three components: TB/HIV, malaria and RSSH (resilient and sustainable systems for health). The CCM also submitted a proposed program split for its 2017-2019 allocation.
In December 2016, the Global Fund published a new Modular Framework Handbook. The modular approach is the Global Fund’s way of organizing programmatic and financial information for each grant, sorting budget lines and performance targets according to set categories.
In the allocation letters to countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA), the Global Fund made a strong push for increasing investments in building resilient and sustainable systems for health (RSSH).
La nouvelle stratégie pour 2017-2022 reflète l'évolution de l'approche du Fonds mondial sur le renforcement des systèmes de santé
Mettre en place des systèmes résilients et pérennes pour la santé, l'un des quatre objectifs stratégiques de la Stratégie du Fonds mondial pour 2017-2022, articule une mise au point nouvelle et ciblée pour renforcer les systèmes de santé.
New Strategy for 2017-2022 reflects The Global Fund’s evolving approach to health systems strengthening
Building resilient and sustainable systems for health, which is one of the four strategic objectives in The Global Fund’s Strategy for 2017-2022, articulates a new and targeted focus for strengthening health systems. The Board adopted the new Strategy at its meeting in Abidjan on 26-27 April (see GFO article.)