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ICASO and APCASO team up to provide human rights technical assistance

16 Apr 2019
Partnership aims to reduce barriers to accessing health services in 20 focus countries

On April 4, ICASO and APCASO announced a partnership to provide technical assistance to implementers of Global Fund-supported programs, to reduce barriers preventing people from accessing HIV, tuberculosis and malaria services.

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Global Fund Country Coordinating Mechanism evolution initiative: Mid-term lessons from Tanzania, Niger, Uganda and Burundi

16 Apr 2019
Mid-point results mixed, suggest room for improvement in implementation

The Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) evolution initiative aims to strengthen CCMs’ performance in four areas: their internal functioning, oversight of the grants, engagement between the CCM and its constituency members, and linkages with other national governance bodies.

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GIZ BACKUP Health proposes a new approach to technical assistance for Global Fund implementers, in Dakar

16 Oct 2018
The STAGE approach focuses on organisational development and quality management to improve Global Fund programme performance

GIZ BACKUP Health officially presented a new technical assistance approach for Global Fund recipients called STAGE - Strategic Technical Assistance for Grant Excellence - during a 4 day-workshop in Dakar, Senegal.

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Evaluation describes France's 5% Initiative for Global Fund grant recipients as "creative" and "relevant"

6 Mar 2018
Evaluators recommend improvements in the operations and oversight of the initiative

The 5% Initiative “is relevant in the context of specific difficulties linked to the implementation of Global Fund grants in the French-speaking region….” The initiative is “a creative mechanism combining a bilateral approach within a multilateral framework.”

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Strong role for private sector in Global Fund's TB grants to India

6 Feb 2018
India has ambitious goal to end TB by 2025

Among the grants approved by the Board recently were four TB grants and one TB/HIV grant to India. In this article, we report on the comments from the Technical Review Panel (TRP) and the Grants Approvals Committee (GAC) on the funding request from which these grants emanated.

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Abidjan consultation focuses on challenges facing Global Fund CCMs

7 Nov 2017
Participants were not comfortable with the proposed concept of differentiated models for CCMs

The consultation in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire on the evolution of the country coordination mechanism (CCM) model provided a valuable opportunity for CCM members to share a dialogue among peers and with the Global Fund Secretariat. Participants took advantage of the opportunity to voice their concerns about the challenges they face in ensuring their CCMs function effectively.

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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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Global Fund issues RFPs on community engagement

13 Jun 2017
Proposal deadline: 19 June 2017

The Global Fund has issued two requests for proposal (RFPs) that aim to improve the engagement of civil society and communities in Global Fund programs and processes.

Support engagement of key populations

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Civil society survey finds three-quarters of respondents have accessed Global Fund technical assistance

2 Apr 2017
One-third have accessed technical assistance from more than one provider

In a recent survey of 54 representatives from African civil society organizations and community groups, 76% reported previously accessing technical assistance (TA) to support their engagement in Global Fund processes.

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Global Fund releases case studies on community engagement

27 Feb 2017
Five of the eight studies are country-specific

A report released by the Global Fund last November provides stories of effective community engagement on HIV, TB and malaria. How We Engage contains eight case studies, of which five are country-specific: Cambodia, El Salvador, Kyrgyzstan, Benin and Sierra Leone.

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