Stakeholders representing civil society, government, key affected populations and technical partners met on 14-15 January in Kinshasa for the final country dialogue meeting for Democratic Republic of Congo to validate the content and priorities of an HIV concept note under the Global Fund’s new funding model (NFM).
Malawi’s health sector is grappling with a serious lack of trained health care staff that could have an impact on its Global Fund-supported programming to enroll a greater number of HIV-positive Malawians on antiretroviral therapy (ART).
An investigation by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) into three HIV grants in Kazakhstan administered by the principal recipient, the Republican Center for Prophylactics and Control of AIDS (RCAIDS), has found evidence of attempted misappropriation, misuse of grant funds, misrepresentation and anti-competitive and collusive practices.
The law passed the Nigerian national assembly in May 2013 but President Goodluck Jonathan resisted signing it until early January, doing so with little fanfare as he knew the likely firestorm it would provoke among Nigeria’s development partners.
by Njihia Mbitiru
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.
The Global Fund will cease funding HIV treatment services operating in compulsory drug treatment centres in Viet Nam.
The Board of the Global Fund to Fights AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has approved continued funding of up to $46.4 million for three applicants. The Board decision was announced on 26 November.
The Board’s approval followed recommendations from the Technical Review Panel (TRP) and the Secretariat, including the Grant Approvals Committee (GAC). See the table for a full breakdown.
There are just two years remaining on the clock for developing nations to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, including Goal Six, targeting the global fight against AIDS, TB and malaria.
At its meeting on 8–9 October, the Strategy, Investment and Impact Committee (SIIC) made decisions in four areas related to the new funding model (NFM): awarding of incentive funding, managing unfunded quality demand, health systems strengthening and TB/HIV collaboration. This article provides details.