Sub-Saharan Africa

7.

African governments must increase domestic funding for malaria in the face of reduced Global Fund allocations

17 Jan 2017
Eliminating malaria will require additional funding from within affected countries

There has been significant progress towards malaria elimination in sub-Saharan Africa.

2.

African HIV programming failing to respond to acute needs of sexual minorities

6 Jan 2014
The studies show that MSM in the region have specific HIV acquisition and transmission risks that differ from those of the general population

Global Fund efforts to target key affected populations including sexual minorities in the fight against HIV may continue to face an uphill battle in sub-Saharan Africa, new studies have shown, because of prevailing stigma and marginalization even within existing programming.

8.

Malaria Bednet Distribution in Sub-Saharan Africa Is About Half of What Is Needed

9 Apr 2013

Of the approximately 80 million insecticide-treated nets distributed through Global Fund–supported programmes in 2012, about 66 million (73%) went to sub-Saharan African countries. This is well below half the 150 million insecticide-treated nets that the World Health Organisation estimates are needed annually to protect all populations at risk of malaria in this region.

4.

Sub-Saharan African Delegations to the Global Fund Board Introduce Major Reforms

15 Aug 2012
Current rotation-based selection system will be discarded

The two sub-Saharan African constituencies on the Global Fund Board have made significant changes to the way their Board representatives are selected and how the constituencies operate. These changes were made at a consultation meeting of two constituencies on 9–11 July in Johannesburg, South Africa.

6.

Global Fund and Manufacturers Reduce Prices of Malaria Drugs in Eight Countries

8 Oct 2010

Malaria patients in eight countries in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia will pay significantly less for ACTs (artemisinin-based combination therapies) purchased through the private health care system, as a result of agreements between the Global Fund and six manufacturers of malaria drugs.

2.

Opportunity to Reprogramme Grants to Improve PMTCT Treatment

16 Apr 2010

The Global Fund Secretariat is working with 20 countries in sub-Saharan Africa to assess the possibility of reprogramming existing Global Fund grants to allow for a switch from the use of single dose nevirapine to more effective dual or triple ARV therapy for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT).

1.

Aidspan Releases Assessment of the Gender Responsiveness of Global Fund-Financed Programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa

31 Jul 2008

An Aidspan report entitled, "Do Global Fund Grants Work for Women? An Assessment of the Gender Responsiveness of Global Fund-Financed Programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa" has just been published. It is available at no charge, in English only, at www.aidspan.org/aidspanpublications.

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Three Excerpts from Aidspan's "<i>Do Global Fund Grants Work for Women?</i>"

31 Jul 2008

The following are three excerpts from "Do Global Fund Grants Work for Women? An Assessment of the Gender Responsiveness of Global Fund-Financed Programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa," whose publication is announced in this issue of GFO (see previous article).

Excerpt #1: Findings from the analysis of proposals

4.

Selection of new NGO Board Delegates

23 Jan 2003

As reported in the GFO Discussion Forum on 15 January, the Selection Committee established to choose three NGO board delegates to the Global Fund Board has announced its choices. They are:

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