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Hard choices in Russia as the final HIV grant proposal is submitted

18 Sep 2014
Stakeholders grappling with priorities: services or advocacy?

The concept note delivered on 8 September for Russia's last HIV grant from the Global Fund was a perfect illustration of the conundrum facing a growing number of Eastern European/Central Asian countries: how to do more with less to fight a widening HIV epidemic.

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On the border between Côte d'Ivoire and Liberia, a challenge in supporting HIV-positive women

18 Sep 2014
Armed conflict, extreme poverty and a porous border have contributed to high HIV prevalence rates

Ten years of armed conflict and perpetual insecurity have driven HIV prevalence in Côte d'Ivoire higher -- especially among women in the western zone on the Liberian border. Many of these women were infected as a result of sexual violence perpetuated by one or another of the marauding armed groups that terrorized the region for over a decade; others were infected after turning to prostitution to escape extreme poverty.

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Civil society in Malawi elbows its way in to find a seat at the table for HIV policymaking

17 Sep 2014
Participating in country dialogue is a first step -- over many hurdles

Malawi's ability to control the spread of HIV will be undermined by the structural barriers that prevent access to services by key populations: this was the message delivered to stakeholders participating in country dialogue to develop the southern African nation's HIV concept note.

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APCOM prepares briefing documents for key populations in Asia Pacific

17 Sep 2014
The briefs are aimed to provide key populations with the information they need to be active participants in country dialogue

Communication between the Global Fund and organizations working on male sexual health issues in the Asia-Pacific is the biggest obstacle keeping at-risk populations from joining the conversation on how to respond to HIV, according to the Asia Pacific Coalition on Male Sexual Health (APCOM).

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Russia's harm reduction programs threatened by want of funds

16 Sep 2014
Smaller Global Fund grants force changes to program priorities

For activists who hand out clean syringes and HIV tests outside a shop in northern Moscow,  the reaction from some of the area's users of injected drugs has become routine: they avert their eyes, either in fear or shame, and quicken their steps to get out of sight.

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New funding model: a modern approach

28 May 2014

David Garmaise opens his commentary with an accurate observation: He had a misperception. But he arrives at a conclusion that is wrong. The consequences of the new funding model were not, in fact, unanticipated.

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Eastern Europe/Central Asia advocacy group seeks Global Fund support to push national financing of HIV treatment

7 May 2014
The ECUO regional network of people living with HIV say the transition away from Global Fund support must start with commitments by governments to pay for HIV treatment

A regional network of people living with HIV (EUCO) on 1 May submitted an expression of interest in applying for Global Fund support for advocacy to encourage governments across Eastern Europe and Central Asia to commit to paying for anti-retroviral therapy (ART) and other treatment for HIV.

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Georgia's new PR in HIV formally takes over

6 May 2014
The National Center for Disease Control and Public Health hopes that new leadership will shift Georgia towards more successful implementation of Fund-supported programs

Georgia's National Center for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC) has officially assumed responsibility as principal recipient of Global Fund resources, signing an agreement with the Fund in early May to extend grant GEO-H-GPIC.

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Global Fund approves $310 million in renewal and interim funding

6 May 2014
Kenya's HIV programming will receive $223 million

The Board of the Global Fund on 25 April approved renewal and interim funding of up to $310 million. These announcements do not represent additional resources but rather reflect the country allocations announced on 12 March.

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Ukraine needs to find innovative ways to increase impact: Global Fund

7 Apr 2014
Fund calls for cuts in non-essential services

The Global Fund expects Ukraine to do more with less.

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