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Malawi faces shortage of healthcare workers as it battles AIDS epidemic

21 Jan 2014

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).

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OIG identifies irregularities in the implementation of HIV grants to Kazakhstan

20 Jan 2014
PR has promised to reimburse the amount involved, $105,227

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.

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Global Fund and UNAIDS urge Nigeria to reconsider new anti-gay law

20 Jan 2014
The law restricts gay and lesbian people from associating in public and imposes jail time of up to 14 years for same-sex unions

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.

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Why the private sector should increase direct funding to the Global Fund

8 Jan 2014

by Njihia Mbitiru

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African HIV programming failing to respond to acute needs of sexual minorities

6 Jan 2014
The studies show that MSM in the region have specific HIV acquisition and transmission risks that differ from those of the general population

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.

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Global Fund to end funding for HIV services in drug treatment centres in Viet Nam

6 Jan 2014

The Global Fund will cease funding HIV treatment services operating in compulsory drug treatment centres in Viet Nam.

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Renewal Funding of $46.4 Million Approved for Three Applicants

29 Nov 2013
Largest awards go to Eritrea

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.

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Domestic Funding For the HIV and AIDS Response

26 Nov 2013

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.

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SIIC Takes Decisions on Incentive Funding and Other NFM Matters

11 Nov 2013
Funding requests in the unfunded quality demand register may stay in the register for up to three years

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.

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EECA Initiative on Harm Reduction Moves a Few Steps Closer to Submitting a Concept Note

4 Jul 2013

The Eurasian Harm Reduction Network (EHRN) has submitted a draft project concept to the Global Fund for review by the Secretariat and the Technical Review Panel (TRP) prior to submitting a full concept note. EHRN is the applicant for a regional initiative in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) on HIV and harm reduction. This is part of the transition phase of the new funding model (NFM).

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