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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 health financing mechanisms: synergy, duplication and distinction

12 Feb 2017
The strategic objectives, recipients and donors of four major multilateral health financing mechanisms have a lot in common. Is it too much?
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African governments must increase domestic funding for malaria in the face of reduced Global Fund allocations

17 Jan 2017
Eliminating malaria will require additional funding from within affected countries

There has been significant progress towards malaria elimination in sub-Saharan Africa.

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OIG seeks to address newly emerging themes which are cause for concern this year

29 Nov 2016

As reported in the last GF0 issue # 300 here, the OIG’s Progress report mentioned challenges it faced in 2016. The report also mentions some other issues which have emerged in the latter part of 2016 which if not addressed, could pose problems in achieving its operational objectives and targets into 2017.

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The ED of the Global Fund reports on how the Fund intends to increase programmatic quality and efficiency

29 Nov 2016

In his report to the Board, Executive Director Dr Mark Dybul, highlighted that in order for the Fund to maximize impact at the country level, the Fund must explore ways to improve program quality and efficiency from design to implementation. Dr Dybul stated in the report that the approach it is taking builds upon the Program Quality and Efficiency project it developed in 2015 which aims to improve health program outcomes.

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Africa constituencies identify strategic issues for the 36th Global Fund Board meeting

17 Nov 2016

In preparation for the 36th Global Fund Board meeting that took place on 16 to 17 November 2016, the Africa constituencies Bureau convened from 31 October to 1 November 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda to look at critical issues brought to the attention of the board.

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Executive Director of Global Fund highlights efforts to increase impact in the fight against TB and MDR-TB

17 Nov 2016

One of the major themes in the Executive Director’s Report is that multi-drug resistant TB is creating a real threat to global health security and now is the time for a rapid and urgent response on TB. The disease has become a public health crisis as more people die from drug-resistant TB than any other antimicrobial resistant agent.

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Global Fund approves funding for six grants from four countries

1 Nov 2016

In October 2016, the Global Fund Board has approved $56.6 million for six grants emanating from concept notes submitted by four countries. Of the $56.6 million, $37.2 million represented new money; the balance was existing funding that has been approved prior to the new funding model (NFM) but was nevertheless included in the NFM allocations to countries. and one regional grant.

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Seven countries in the EECA region projected to transition by 2025

1 Nov 2016
Overview on the GF’s 2017 Eligibility List and Transition Projection Tool

Following the Global Fund’s recent replenishment in September, the country eligibility list for the 2017-2019 grant cycle has been published. This list identifies the countries and disease components that are eligible to receive funding from the Global Fund for the next three years.

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Uganda continues to grapple with the challenge of expired medicines and health supplies

31 Oct 2016

Findings conducted by The Observer, a Kampala based newspaper, indicate that instances of expired medicines and health supplies in Uganda is still rampant, and that expired drugs were still on the shelves at various health facilities during a recent survey conducted by the newspaper.

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