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72nd World Health Assembly and other news of interest to the Global Fund partnership

29 May 2019
WHA 72, and Médecins sans Frontières calls attention to transition-related procurement challenges

DECISIONS AT THE 72nd WORLD HEALTH ASSEMBLY

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Other news of interest to the Global Fund partnership

16 Apr 2019
WHO guidelines for policy on Community Health Workers, Code of ethical conduct for CCMs, reducing packaging for health commodities

WHO LAUNCHES NEW GUIDELINES TO IMPROVE COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER PROGRAMS

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World Health Organization launches new ‘country-led’ malaria response

10 Dec 2018
Following annual malaria report and news of stalled reductions in incidence, ‘High Burden to High Impact’ initiative in 11 countries is launched

After years of historic progress, the battle against malaria is stalling. There were an estimated 219 million cases in 2017, up from 217 million the year before. That was the top finding of the World Malaria Report 2018, which was released by the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners, including the Global Fund, on 19 November.

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OIG investigation reveals deficiencies in Global Fund processes for procurement of HIV rapid test kits in eight countries

3 Sep 2018
Country teams have already taken corrective action

A proactive investigation undertaken by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has identified some deficiencies in the Global Fund’s processes for procuring HIV rapid diagnostic test (RDT) kits. A report on the investigation was released on 31 May 2018.

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Global health leaders discuss ‘ending’ AIDS in context of universal health coverage

21 Aug 2018
Special session at AIDS 2018 brings together Dr Tedros, Peter Sands, and country ministers

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Too soon to tell exactly what the implications are for the Global Fund of the new TB guidelines

2 Apr 2018
New guidelines will expand access to testing and care for people with latent TB infection

The World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended scaling up access to testing and treatment for TB infection, especially among groups who are particularly at risk, such as small children and people living with HIV. The move will expand testing and care for people with latent TB infection. Precisely what the implications of the new guidelines are for the Global Fund is not yet known.

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The Global Fund's strategic initiatives focus on deliverables and outcomes

6 Feb 2018
All but one of the 14 initiatives are in the implementation phase

In operationalizing its strategic initiatives, the Secretariat has ensured that each initiative has a “sharp focus” on deliverables and outcomes, with strong accountability for delivery, a spokesperson for the Secretariat says.

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The Global Fund forms partnership to find missing cases of TB

17 Oct 2017
The countries involved account for 55% of all missed cases of TB and multidrug-resistant TB

The Global Fund, the World Health Organization (WHO), the Stop TB Partnership and 13 countries with a high burden of TB have launched a program to find and treat an additional 1.5 million missing cases of TB by the end of 2019.

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New ARV database being piloted in the EECA region

18 Apr 2017
Provides information on drug prices and purchases

A new database is being developed in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) containing information on antiretrovirals (ARVs) in use in 15 countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, the Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.

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AHF and researchers call for more transparency in UNAIDS’ estimates of the numbers of people on ARVs

17 Sep 2016
The Global Burden of Disease 2015 Study produced some results that differ from the UNAIDS’ figures
UNAIDS responds that it is confident its estimates are accurate

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), a Los Angeles-based AIDS service and activist organization with a global reach, has called for more transparency and accountability in the way UNAIDS estimates the number of people living with HIV/AIDS who are on life-saving antiretroviral treatment.

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