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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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In South Sudan, debate on how to maintain HIV treatment adherence during times of war

19 Mar 2014
Global Fund supported programs trying to maintain support for 6,617 people on ART

More than 700,000 people have fled their homes since conflict erupted in mid-December in South Sudan, which has compromised their safety and security and made them more exposed to the risk of illness and other public health challenges. But for the estimated 6,617 people living with HIV who are taking anti-retroviral treatment supported by the Global Fund, being far away from their home clinic has become a matter of life or death.

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Ukraine activists seek stability in HIV funding in face of political turmoil

4 Mar 2014
Groups ask Global Fund to accelerate funding commitments to maintain existing programming

Ukraine's HIV community including principal recipients of Global Fund grants have formally requested that grant signing for Phase 2 of a Round 10 HIV grant be expedited to mitigate the potential impact of the current political turmoil roiling the country.

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Prison feeding programs for HIV and TB inmates more than a matter of supplying food, Global Fund sub-recipients find

28 Feb 2014

For most inmates in Cote d’Ivoire, the arrival of a friend or loved one with a bowl of rice or attiéké, the local staple of fermented cassava pulp, is a highlight of a long and exhausting day of doing nothing but self-preservation.

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Global Fund expresses “deep concern” about new anti-gay law in Uganda

28 Feb 2014
Implications for public health ‘grave’ – increase in transmission likely

The Global Fund has expressed “deep concern” about a law signed by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni that imposes jail terms of up to seven years for those who ‘aid or abet’ homosexual relations, which could implicate health workers providing services and counseling to people living with HIV.

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The Global Fund releases eligibility list for 2014

26 Feb 2014
Eligible countries will develop their proposals in line with requirements under the new funding model

The list of countries eligible to apply for Global Fund support for up to four components -- HIV, TB, malaria and health system strengthening --  was released in February, timed to coincide with the imminent roll-out of the new funding model (NFM) allocating greater resources to those countries with high disease burdens and modest financial resources.

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