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On holding the pen: reflections from a writer of Global Fund funding requests

5 Sep 2017
No two country processes are the same

This year, I wrote three Global Fund funding requests for African HIV and TB programs. In Window 1 (20 March 2017), I wrote for Zimbabwe; in Window 2 (23 May 2017), I wrote for Zambia; and in Window 3 (28 August 2017), I wrote for Swaziland.

Both Zimbabwe’s and Zambia’s funding requests were invited to proceed directly to grant-making. Swaziland anticipates learning the outcome of its request in mid-October.

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Swaziland submits $94 million funding request to the Global Fund

30 Aug 2017
More than a fifth of the total budget is dedicated to HIV prevention

On 28 August 2017 (Window 3), Swaziland submitted a TB/HIV funding request to the Global Fund. The total request was for $93.8 million. When broken down, $47.2 million of this amount was within the country’s allocation, $1.5 million was a matching funds request for catalytic funding to prevent HIV among adolescent girls and young women (AGYW), and $45.1 million was a prioritized above allocation request (PAAR).

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Nigeria’s TB/HIV funding request to the Global Fund sent back for iteration

22 Aug 2017
Portfolio plagued with challenges

On 4 August 2017, Nigeria was notified that its TB/HIV funding request – submitted on 28 May 2017 – was not invited to proceed to grant-making. The Technical Review Panel (TRP) recommended a further iteration of the funding request. This means that the country must re-work and resubmit its funding request, addressing the TRP’s concerns. The country will resubmit its funding request in Window 4 on 7 February 2018.

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Activists stunned by Global Fund decision to end funding for regional HIV programming in Africa

22 Aug 2017
Eight grants worth nearly $60 million are affected by the decision
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Changes to the role and structure of CCMs likely as the Global Fund develops a CCM evolution plan

22 Aug 2017
Regional consultations set for August and September

The Global Fund has embarked on a process that could see major changes made to the role and structure of country coordinating mechanisms (CCMs). A key part of the process is a series of regional consultations which the Global Fund’s CCM Hub is organizing together with several of the Fund’s partners, including GIZ BACKUP Health, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance and Initiative 5%.

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Indonesia’s funding requests to the Global Fund prioritize finding missing TB cases, HIV prevention services for key populations

22 Aug 2017
The full review TB-HIV request outlines how the country plans to achieve global and national targets
 
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Malawi’s TB/HIV funding request to the Global Fund ensures no treatment disruption, increases services to key populations

17 Jul 2017
Nearly all HIV drugs in Malawi are purchased through Global Fund grants

On 20 March 2017, Malawi’s country coordinating mechanism (CCM) submitted a joint TB/HIV funding request to the Global Fund for $384.8 million, along with a prioritized above-allocation request (PAAR) of $115.0 million, for a total request of just under a half-billion dollars.

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Communities delegation on Global Fund Board solicits applications for membership in the delegation

27 Jun 2017

The Communities delegation on the Global Fund Board is soliciting applications from persons wishing to become members of the delegation. The delegation is specifically looking for people from the following communities and populations:

Women; key populations; and young people living with HIV or communities affected by TB and malaria

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Ukraine’s proposal to the Global Fund reflects a country in transition

27 Jun 2017
As the government prepares to take on more financial responsibility, the country still faces challenges because of ongoing conflict

Ukraine has submitted a TB/HIV funding request worth $119.5 million that the country expects will help broaden services, especially among key populations. The proposal includes a further $39.2 million prioritized above-allocation request (PAAR).

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“A Quarter for Prevention”: Study finds Global Fund investments in HIV prevention in Africa fall short

27 Jun 2017
Across 15 countries, just 15% of grant programs from the 2014-2016 funding cycle went towards HIV prevention

A new discussion paper released by ICASO and EANNASO suggests that the Global Fund might not be investing enough money in HIV prevention in Africa to meet its targets.

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