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Most countries are falling short on HIV prevention targets despite targeted Global Fund investments, report says

22 Oct 2019
Global HIV Prevention Coalition report shows inadequate progress towards 2020 targets

Only two of the 26 reporting countries in the Global HIV Prevention Coalition are “virtually on track” to achieve a 75% reduction in new infections by 2020, according to country scorecards in the Coalition’s Second Progress Report published this year.

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Aidspan examines the strengths of Supreme Audit Institutions in Ghana, Kenya and Rwanda

22 Oct 2019
Three SAIs that audit Global Fund grants have financial autonomy, dedicated staff and specific time to audit, and use technology

The Global Fund requires that its grants be audited annually to enhance accountability and reduce the risk of fraud. In sub-Saharan Africa, where the Global Fund invests 65% of its resources, only eight Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) audit the Global Fund grants of their state Principal Recipients (PRs) annually.

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Regional Community Treatment Observatory catalyzes Global Fund investments in West Africa

25 Jun 2019
Community monitoring grant alleviates stock-outs and improves data quality

West and Central Africa is one of the most challenging regions for Global Fund grants. A recent Office of the Inspector General (OIG) advisory review found that weak health systems and insufficient monitoring are linked to low grant execution and slow progress against the diseases.

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Global Fund donation reaches Venezuela amid worsening humanitarian crisis

11 Jun 2019
New report says medicines have arrived, but not been distributed

 

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New report finds improvements in Malawi’s Global Fund program for key and vulnerable populations, credits community engagement

14 Jan 2019
Challenges persist in achieving effective community monitoring of grant implementation

A new report from the International Council of AIDS Service Organizations (ICASO) finds that Malawi’s Global Fund program improved in a number of ways during the 2017-2019 funding cycle. The total funding requested for key and vulnerable populations rose dramatically, and service packages for these groups were defined in greater detail.

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Q&A with Eliud Wandwalo, the Global Fund’s senior disease coordinator for tuberculosis

6 Nov 2018
On challenges, ‘missing people’, and integrated TB/HIV programming

Friends: Thank you for joining us, Dr. Wandwalo. While there has been progress over the last 15 years, tuberculosis (TB) is still the world’s leading infectious disease killer. What would you say have been the greatest challenges in the fight against TB?

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New report by Kaiser and UNAIDS shows 2017 spike in global funding for HIV

31 Jul 2018
Apparent ‘boost’ due to shift in timing of U.S. disbursements, study finds

Donor government disbursements to combat HIV in low- and middle-income countries increased 16 percent from US$7 billion in 2016 to US$8.1 billion in 2017 – though the higher total stems largely from the timing of U.S.

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Swaziland submits $94 million funding request to the Global Fund

30 Aug 2017
More than a fifth of the total budget is dedicated to HIV prevention

On 28 August 2017 (Window 3), Swaziland submitted a TB/HIV funding request to the Global Fund. The total request was for $93.8 million. When broken down, $47.2 million of this amount was within the country’s allocation, $1.5 million was a matching funds request for catalytic funding to prevent HIV among adolescent girls and young women (AGYW), and $45.1 million was a prioritized above allocation request (PAAR).

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Activists stunned by Global Fund decision to end funding for regional HIV programming in Africa

22 Aug 2017
Eight grants worth nearly $60 million are affected by the decision
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$100 million for young women in first two windows of Global Fund requests

18 Jul 2017
A further $50 million was proposed in prioritized above allocation requests

In funding requests submitted to the Global Fund in Window 1 (20 March 2017) and Window 2 (23 May 2017), more than $100 million was proposed for adolescent girls and young women (AGYW). This calculation includes both allocation amounts and matching funds. In addition, more than $50 million was proposed for AGYW in prioritized above allocation requests.

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