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Tanzania requests $700 million for HIV, TB and malaria from the Global Fund

14 Jul 2017
Two new civil society PRs will implement new and innovative programs

Tanzania has requested $703.4 million from the Global Fund for its HIV, TB and malaria programs as well as for building resilient and sustainable systems for health (RSSH). The country submitted an integrated TB/HIV funding request as well as a malaria/RSSH request, both on 23 May 2017. The TB/HIV funding request was for $426.3 million, of which $38.4 million was a prioritized above allocation request (PAAR).

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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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More information on August funding approvals

16 Sep 2016
Details on GAC comments on grants to six countries

As reported in GFO #295, in August the Board approved $180 million in funding for 14 grants from 11 countries. The Board was acting on recommendations of the Technical Review Panel (TRP) and the Grants Approvals Committee (GAC). This article provides a summary of the some of the comments made by the GAC in its report to the Board.

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Information on regional programs that were awarded funding in August

16 Sep 2016
Four programs were given $25 million

Among the grants approved by the Board in August (see GFO article) were four regional programs which received $25 million. The Board was acting on recommendations of the Technical Review Panel (TRP) and the Grants Approvals Committee (GAC). This article provides a summary of the some of the comments made by the GAC concerning the regional programs.

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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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Strategic focus on rights and gender in new Strategy seen as vital for scaling up coverage of key and vulnerable populations

20 May 2016

A focus on human rights and gender equality is front and centre in The Global Fund’s new strategy for 2017-2022.

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National forum of sex workers in the Russian Federation builds empowerment and creates a path towards sustainability

19 Apr 2016
Similar forums planned for PWID and MSM

A national forum of sex workers, held in Moscow on 11-14 April 2016 is seen as one step towards achieving the sustainability of programs for sex workers as The Global Fund ends its funding for the Russian Federation.

(According to The Global Fund’s website, there is only grant currently active. It is an HIV grant and it will expire at the end of 2017.)

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In Uganda, a bill regulating NGOs threatens programs targeting key populations

5 Apr 2016
Some CSOs plan to challenge the bill in court

At the end of January, Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni signed a bill that seeks to regulate NGOs. According to activists, some of its provisions could threaten Global Fund–supported programs targeting key populations.

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Survey finds African key populations still largely excluded from decision-making, despite NFM promises

23 Nov 2015
Participation diminishes as countries move through the stages of the application process

According to a new report, cornerstone principals of the new funding model, such as inclusive country dialogue and meaningful participation, have not translated in practice for key populations in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Marking a progression in its HIV landscape, Vietnam chooses a civil society PR

19 Oct 2015
The role of civil society in the response to HIV is growing

Vietnam inaugurated its first non-governmental principal recipient with the signing of its HIV grant in September 2015. A voluntary umbrella organization of non-governmental or semi-autonomous organizations operating in various science and technology fields, the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA) was appointed PR after serving four years serving as sub-recipient under the Vietnam Authority on AIDS Control.    

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