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Uganda Reverses its Position Regarding Global Fund Grant

18 Feb 2003

[In Issue 2 of the GFO Newsletter (www.aidspan.org/gfo/archives/newsletter/issue2.htm), GFO reported that the Ugandan Ministry of Finance had ruled that an approved $52 million Global Fund grant from Round 1 will not be allowed to lead to an increase in Uganda's health expenditure.

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NGO Delegates Report on the January Board Meeting

18 Feb 2003

Much the most popular feature at the Aidspan web site is the new section that lets you "drill down" from country totals to see hundreds of background documents related to all Round 2 grants - including the Executive Summary of every approved and rejected proposal. (See www.aidspan.org/globalfund/grants.)

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Approved Grants, in Decreasing Order

31 Jan 2003

This table shows the same data, but in decreasing order of the amount approved for Years 1-2.

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Global Fund Board Approves Second Round of Grants

31 Jan 2003

The Global Fund today issued a press release as follows:

Grants committing up to US$ 866 million over two years were awarded today by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria to help 60 countries rapidly scale up programs to stop these diseases. Much of the money will go to NGOs and the private sector, complementing the efforts of governments.

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Approved Grants, Alphabetically by Country

31 Jan 2003

The Global Fund Board today approved Round 2 grants as follows. Some countries received more than one grant. Most grants were in response to proposals from CCMs, but a few were in response to proposals from Sub-CCMs or from NGOs. This table shows the country totals, in alphabetical order.

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From the GFO Editor

28 Jan 2003
  • Issue 5 of the GFO Newsletter will be sent out this weekend, February 1-2. It will report on who gets chosen as the Fund's Chair and Vice Chair.
  • Issue 5 will also contain a complete breakdown of which proposals submitted in Round 2 are approved by the Board on Friday. It is anticipated that the grants approved will be worth some $860 million over the first two years.
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Prof. Michel Kazatchkine, Chair of the Technical Review Panel

23 Jan 2003

The quality of proposals in Round 2 is considerably greater than in Round 1, primarily because applicants had more time to prepare them, said Professor Michel Kazatchkine, Chair of the Technical Review Panel (TRP). "This time, there were far fewer proposals that we had to assign to Category 4, the lowest category.

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Funding the Fund

23 Jan 2003

[GFO plans to have a "Funding the Fund" item in every issue of the Newsletter, reporting on the Fund's latest progress in raising the money needed to pay for its grants.]

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KwaZulu Natal - the Saga Continues

10 Jan 2003

No resolution has yet been reached regarding the Global Fund's disputed grant to KwaZulu Natal (KZN), one of South Africa's nine provinces. The grant, for $72 million over 5 years, was approved in Round One, eight months ago.

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