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Early Applicant Funding for Zimbabwe to Be Combined with Funding from a Round 8 HIV Grant

15 Jun 2013
$31 million in unfunded quality demand identified

The $278.9 million in early applicant funding approved for HIV in Zimbabwe will be combined with existing funding from a Round 8 HIV grant. The principal recipient (PR) for this grant is the United Nations Development Programme.

The Global Fund provided a narrative to explain the comments of the Technical Review Panel (TRP) and the Grant Approvals Committee (GAC) on the new funding. This article provides a summary of the comments.

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Few Programmes Target Gay Men, Other MSM and Transgendered in Southern Africa, Study Says

4 Jun 2013

Despite the Global Fund’s progressive policies on the inclusion of gay men, other men who have sex with men and transgender individuals (GMT) in programmes supported by the Fund, only a tiny fraction of the money spent by the Fund in six countries in Southern Africa has targeted this population.

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EHRN Consultation Enters Second Stage

29 May 2013

The Eurasian Harm Reduction Network (EHRN) has launched the second stage of its online consultation on the development of its regional HIV project. The project will be submitted to the Global Fund for funding; EHRN is one of the three regional early applicants in the transition phase of the new funding model.

The project will focus on harm reduction in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA).

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Aidspan Releases Analysis of Global Fund Procurement Costs

29 Apr 2013

Procurement costs for HIV, TB and malaria commodities have either come down or remained stable over the past seven years, according to an analysis conducted by Frank Wafula, Ambrose Agweyu and Kate Macintyre at Aidspan. The findings of the analysis are described in a working paper published on April 29, 2013 on the Aidspan website.

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Global Fund Calls On Donors to “Seize the Moment”

23 Apr 2013
Pre-replenishment meeting concludes in Brussels
Private sector urged to contribute significantly more

“If we don’t seize this moment, we will be dealing with these diseases for generations,” Global Fund Executive Director Mark Dybul told his audience at the Preparatory Meeting of the Global Fund Fourth Replenishment.

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Global Fund Reports Significant Progress on ART and PMTCT

9 Apr 2013
However, low antenatal care hampering further advances

Significant progress has been achieved in providing antiretroviral therapy (ART) and preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT), but low antenatal care coverage and other health systems and gender-related challenges are hampering further progress on these fronts.

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Global Fund Sets Ambitious Fundraising Target of $15 Billion

9 Apr 2013
Says if target achieved, 87% of total funding needs for 2014–2016 could be covered
Target almost 50% higher than what was pledged for 2011–2013

The Global Fund wants to raise $15 billion for 2014–2016. The Fund announced the target in a news release issued on the eve of the pre-replenishment meeting in Brussels, Belgium on 9–10 April.

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Government of Azerbaijan Increases Funding for HIV, TB and Malaria As Several Donors Pull Out

29 Mar 2013
Sustainability of the programmes are nevertheless threatened, OIG says
Diagnostic review finds a mix of good practices and weaknesses or risks

The Government of Azerbaijan has stepped up its funding for HIV, TB and malaria as a result of the departure or anticipated departure of several donors. The government has started funding opiate substitution therapy (OST) and has begun procuring antiretroviral drugs (ARVs), sufficient to meet 20% of the national need.

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Harm Reduction Efforts Among People Who Inject Drugs Help to Halt Spread of HIV in Ukraine

22 Mar 2013
HIV incidence in the general population has dropped for the first time in more than a decade

Harm reduction programmes in the Ukraine have resulted in a decrease in HIV transmission among people who inject drugs (PID) which, in turn, has helped to stabilise the HIV epidemic in that country.

This information was contained in a statement released on 6 March 2013 by the International HIV/AIDS Alliance in Ukraine. The statement provided the results of an analysis of the impact of harm reduction programmes in Ukraine.

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Funding Approved for Phase 2 of Two HIV Grants to Pakistan

21 Mar 2013
Grants have been reprogrammed

The Global Fund Board has approved Phase 2 funding for two Round 9 HIV grants in Pakistan. Funding of $7.1 million was approved for one of the grants, for which the principal recipient (PR) is the National AIDS Control Programme. Funding of $11.3 million was approved for the other grant, for which the PR is the Nai Zindagi Trust.

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