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Sustainability at core of new HIV strategy in Moldova

18 Aug 2015
Transition away from Global Fund support figures prominently in the development of the 2016-2020 strategic plan currently under development

In developing its new national strategy for HIV/AIDS, Moldova is, equally, drafting a transition plan that is predicated on the assumption that there will be no more Global Fund support for prevention, treatment and care interventions from 2018.

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In Malaysia, innovative but vulnerable work to reach MSM with HIV testing

17 Aug 2015

In October 2014, the Kuala Lumpur AIDS Support Services Society (KLASS) was selected as a sub-recipient under the Global Fund’s new funding model (NFM) to help conduct a new pilot HIV program targeting men who have sex with men (MSM).

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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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South Africa submits $380-million concept note for HIV/TB

17 Jul 2015
Emphasis on prevention could make Global Fund single largest investor in targeted programming for key populations

South Africa on 15 July submitted a joint HIV/TB concept note for some $380.5 million in funding, more than half of which is to support prevention interventions specifically targeting key populations including young women and girls, men who have sex with men and people living in disease hot spots. Of this, $142.2 million constitutes an above-allocation request.

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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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The Global Fund that we want: civil society speaks on the need for stronger community-based interventions

10 Jul 2015
Participants emphasize need for stakeholders to come together as equals

More than 120 people gathered on 23-24 June in Bangkok for the Asia-Pacific partnership forum: the second of its kind convened by the Global Fund to solicit voices from civil society and a range of stakeholders to feed into strategy development for the 2017-2021 period.

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Concerns about Malawi financial management outweighed by burden of need

18 Jun 2015
Despite scandal involving parastatal principal recipient, Malawi receiving additional resources from Global Fund

Despite continued concerns about Malawi’s ability to absorb grant funds, the country will receive an additional $37 million in incentive funding to support its HIV program, bringing the total allocation under the new funding model for this central African nation for all three diseases and health systems strengthening to more than $611 million.

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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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Sub-recipient selection in Russia underway for HIV grant

17 Jun 2015
A total of 26 sub-recipients will be selected to carry out the $11-million program

The Open Health Institute (OHI) is close to choosing the 26 sub-recipients to implement activities under the $11-million HIV grant awarded to Russia under the new funding model. Implementation of activities specifically targeting key populations should begin in July following their selection.

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In incentive funding request, Zimbabwe prioritizes young people

27 May 2015
Most of the $40.2 million request focuses on people under age 24

New funding model early applicant Zimbabwe submitted a $40.2 million request for incentive funding on 18 May, seeking additional financial support for interventions that specifically target people under age 24: the fastest growing demographic group in sub-Saharan Africa for new HIV infections.

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