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Tanzania's TB/HIV funding request to the Global Fund yields three grants

6 Mar 2018
Funding request identifies vulnerable groups for TB

Mainland Tanzania submitted a funding request for its HIV and TB components that resulted in the Global Fund Board approving three grants, including a TB/HIV grant to a civil society principal recipient (PR) –– AMREF Health Africa. The Ministry of Finance and Planning (MOFP) was awarded an HIV grant and a TB grant.

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Global Fund grant will expand HIV prevention, care and treatment services for key populations in Guyana

6 Feb 2018
Program continuation request outlined human rights and legal challenges

Among the batch of grants recently approved by the Board was an HIV grant to Guyana. The proposed timeframe for the grant was 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2020. The principal recipient (PR) is the Ministry of Health, which also managed Guyana’s previous HIV grant.

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Ukraine starts transition away from Global Fund support without a detailed transition plan, OIG says

6 Feb 2018
Audit gives Ukraine a mixed report card
4.

LAC region remains overly dependent on funding from the Global Fund and other external donors, says new report

23 Jan 2018
Need for better transition planning
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TRP focuses on gaps in services for key populations in its review of Ethiopia's TB/HIV funding request to the Global Fund

23 Jan 2018
Concerns raised regarding sustainability of national programs

When the Technical Review Panel (TRP) assessed Ethiopia’s TB/HIV funding request last Fall, it considered the request to be technically sound, but expressed concerns related to coverage of key populations.

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TRP praises Kenya's TB/HIV funding request to the Global Fund for its sensitivity to key populations and human rights

23 Jan 2018
Devolution cited as both an opportunity and a challenge
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OIG commends progress made by Global Fund grants to Bangladesh, but says several challenges remain

23 Jan 2018
Audit identifies significant program and financial management weaknesses in the national TB program
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Zambia’s TB/HIV funding request to the Global Fund has ambitious targets and is well aligned with national programs and strategies

9 Jan 2018
TRP’s concerns regarding interventions for key populations addressed during grant-making

The third batch of funding approvals by the Board (see GFO article) included two TB/HIV grants from Zambia. In this article, we report on the comments from the Technical Review Panel (TRP) and the Grant Approvals Committee (GAC) on the funding requests from which these grants emanated.

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Mozambique’s TB/HIV funding request to the Global Fund builds on achievements of current grants, TRP says

9 Jan 2018
Matching funds requests sent back for iteration

Among the grants approved by the Board in the third batch of funding (see GFO article) were four TB/HIV grants to Mozambique. In this article, we report on the comments of the Technical Review Panel (TRP) and the Grant Approvals Committee (GAC) on the funding request from which these grants emanated.

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Extensions to the Global Fund’s existing HIV and TB grants to Nigeria will be funded from the 2017–2019 allocations

9 Jan 2018
GAC reports “widespread frustration” about the slow pace of impact of the TB grants

As mentioned elsewhere in this issue, the Board has approved 18-month costed extensions for two HIV and two TB grants to Nigeria.

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