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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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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
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Making progress slowly or not at all? TRP and CCM go back and forth on services for MSM and transgendered persons in Global Fund grants to Ethiopia

23 Jan 2018
TRP suggests the country set up male health clinics where MSM could remain anonymous

The exchanges back and forth between Ethiopia’s country coordinating mechanism (CCM) and the Technical Review Panel (TRP) during the review of Ethiopia’s recent TB/HIV funding request illustrate just how hard it can be to make headway in providing services for men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgendered persons in a country where sexual activity between persons of the same sex is criminalized, and where stigma and discrimination toward M

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Kenya’s TB/HIV funding request to the Global Fund zeros in on HIV prevention among key populations and on finding missing TB cases

13 Jun 2017
Innovative approaches are prioritized at community level

Kenya was among the 35 countries that submitted funding requests to the Global Fund in Window 2 on 23 May 2017. Kenya’s TB/HIV funding request was for $421.9 million, made up of a $256.4 million allocation request, $138.9 million prioritized above-allocation request (PAAR) and a $26.6 million matching funds request. A $112.0 million malaria funding request was submitted on the same day ($60.1 million within allocation and $51.9 million PAAR).

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U.N. political declaration on HIV contains bold goals, but key populations excluded

17 Jun 2016
References to human rights and harm reduction toned down

There was praise for the bold goals in the political declaration adopted by the 193-national General Assembly at the United Nations High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS on 8-10 June, but there was also widespread condemnation of the decision to include only limited references in the declaration to those most at ris

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New policy for emergency personnel hailed as triumph for Georgian Harm Reduction Network

17 Sep 2014
Police will no longer have to be notified in the event of a possible drug overdose

Georgian Harm Reduction Network (GHRN) advocates are hailing the decision by government to overturn a requirement that ambulance and emergency personnel notify police when they respond to a possible drug overdose.

The decision, taken in August, means that people who inject drugs can access the care they may need without fear of persecution -- or prosecution.

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Eastern Europe/Central Asia network chooses in-country partners for its regional harm reduction project on HIV in EECA

29 Nov 2013
Five NGO partners from Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova and Tajikistan were selected by the Eurasian Harm Reduction Network

The Eurasian Harm Reduction Network issued a tender in September 2013 for in-country partners to implement the regional programme, "Harm Reduction Works. Fund it!" Developed as part of the network's concept note for the transition phase of the new funding model, the programme seeks to facilitate effective regional advocacy for harm reduction among injected drug users across five countries in EECA.

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Harm Reduction Efforts Among People Who Inject Drugs Help to Halt Spread of HIV in Ukraine

22 Mar 2013
HIV incidence in the general population has dropped for the first time in more than a decade

Harm reduction programmes in the Ukraine have resulted in a decrease in HIV transmission among people who inject drugs (PID) which, in turn, has helped to stabilise the HIV epidemic in that country.

This information was contained in a statement released on 6 March 2013 by the International HIV/AIDS Alliance in Ukraine. The statement provided the results of an analysis of the impact of harm reduction programmes in Ukraine.

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Global Fund Has Been a Strong Supporter of Harm Reduction in EECA, but What About the Future?

18 Oct 2012

The Global Fund's importance to people who inject drugs in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) cannot be overstated, according to Serge Votyagov of the Eurasian Harm Reduction Network, writing in “Lucy’s Blog” on the website of the Huffington Post.

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Report Provides Data on Outcomes of Ukraine HIV Grant

16 Apr 2010

As of 31 March 2008, a recently completed Round 1 Global Fund grant in Ukraine had provided prevention services to 214,103 people who inject drugs. By the end of September 2008, 6,070 people, including 911 children, had received antiretroviral therapy (ART). And, in 2008, 80% of pregnant women living with HIV had received treatment to prevent mother-to-child transmission, up from 35% in 2003.

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