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Other news relating to the Global Fund partnership

25 Jun 2019
Sir Elton John joins Replenishment appeal, Japan’s Replenishment pledge, #FillUpTheFund campaign launch, Botswana’s landmark ruling on LGBT rights, South Africa’s ‘human rights’ plan for TB and HIV

Sir Elton John joins President Emmanuel Macron in calling for a $14-billion Global Fund Replenishment

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Global Fund has achieved generally positive results against its performance targets, report to 41st Board says

16 May 2019
Absorptive capacity improved; number of new infections and cases is one area needing improvement

The Global Fund has achieved generally positive results against its key performance indicator (KPI) targets, according to a report on strategic performance prepared for the Board meeting on 15-16 May.

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ICASO and APCASO team up to provide human rights technical assistance

16 Apr 2019
Partnership aims to reduce barriers to accessing health services in 20 focus countries

On April 4, ICASO and APCASO announced a partnership to provide technical assistance to implementers of Global Fund-supported programs, to reduce barriers preventing people from accessing HIV, tuberculosis and malaria services.

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Three multi-country initiatives were among grants approved by the Global Fund Board

28 Jan 2019
Two grants in the EECA and one in West and Central Africa were valued collectively at $24 million

Among the grants approved by the Global Fund Board on 21 December 2018 (see GFO article) were three multi-country grants. Two of the grants were for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA); the third was for West and Central Africa. (See table.)

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Global Fund Board approves $229 million in funding for country grants

14 Jan 2019
Three multi-country grants valued at $24 million also approved

On 21 December 2018, the Global Fund Board approved 16 country grants worth $229.4 million. It also approved three multi-country grants valued at $24.0 million. The Board was acting on the recommendations of the Technical Review Panel (TRP) and the Grant Approvals Committee (GAC).

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Secretariat releases report on slow uptake of Global Fund’s human rights complaints mechanism

3 Jul 2018
Since the mechanism's launch in 2015, no complaints have been received

In April 2015, the Global Fund’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) launched a human rights complaints mechanism through which anybody can report human rights violations in the context of a Global Fund-supported program. However, in over three years, not a single complaint has been received via the mechanism. A year after the mechanism went live, the Fund began wondering why.

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North Korea and TB; human rights and the Global Fund; drones and health delivery

24 Apr 2018

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Global Fund multi-country grant prolongs the TB-in-the-mining-sector program in Southern Africa

20 Feb 2018
TB prevalence in mining areas is 3-7 times that of the general population

Among the grants approved by the Board recently was a multi-country TB grant for the Southern African Regional TB in the Mining Sector (TIMS) Program. In this article, we report on the comments from the Technical Review Panel (TRP) and the Grants Approvals Committee (GAC) on the funding request from which this grant emanated.

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Strong role for private sector in Global Fund's TB grants to India

6 Feb 2018
India has ambitious goal to end TB by 2025

Among the grants approved by the Board recently were four TB grants and one TB/HIV grant to India. In this article, we report on the comments from the Technical Review Panel (TRP) and the Grants Approvals Committee (GAC) on the funding request from which these grants emanated.

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The Global Fund's TRP praises India for ambitious plan to fast track the end of the HIV epidemic

6 Feb 2018
However, the TRP expressed concern about the absence of human rights- and gender-responsive programming

When it reviewed India’s HIV funding request in 2017, the Technical Review Panel (TRP) commended the Government of India for its ambitious plan to fast track the end of the HIV epidemic. At the same time, however, the TRP raised concerns about what it viewed as the request’s failure to include a focus on human rights and gender.

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