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Global Fund at eye of perfect storm in financial markets in 2014

8 Apr 2015
Losses due to currency exchange fluctuations hovering around $300 million

The Global Fund is confident it will weather a perfect storm of currency fluctuations, a straitened environment in international banking and additional financial requirements caused by shortened grants to face no interruption in services through the end of the 2014-2017 allocations period.

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Global Fund in three-pronged approach to resource mobilization

2 Apr 2015
Next replenishment will kick off with pre-meeting in Japan in December 2015

Japan has volunteered to host a pre-meeting for the Global Fund's 5th replenishment conference, kicking off the major resource mobilization effort in December 2015 ahead of the official launch of replenishment in mid-2016.

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"Finally, the Global Fund is focused on human beings": Dybul delivers executive director's report

2 Apr 2015
Travels to six countries in Q1 demonstrate breadth of impact of new funding model, ED says

Switching gears from a typical executive director's report to the Board during the Global Fund's 33rd meeting on 31 March, Mark Dybul reflected on the six trips he had made in the first quarter of 2015 that demonstrated what he said were the breadth and flexibility inherent in the new funding model.

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Hauser and Kurtovic the new 'dream team' leading Global Fund Board

1 Apr 2015
The pair will serve two years, presiding over the next financial replenishment and an evolution of the allocations methodology

A consensus, unanimous vote for the new 'Dream Team' was passed, electing Norbert Hauser of the German delegation and a former interim inspector general as Board chair and Aida Kurtovic, from the EECA delegation and long-time civil society activist, as vice-chair. Campaigning took place behind closed doors and the vote passed easily as the 33rd Board meeting opened on 31 March.

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OIG releases annual report for 2014 and an update on agreed management actions

31 Mar 2015
Secretariat issues report on recoveries

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) issued its annual report for 2014 and reported to the Board on the implementation of agreed management actions (AMAs) by the Secretariat as part of a presentation at the 33rd Board meeting on 31 March. In a separate report, the Secretariat provided the Board with an update on recoveries.

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Progress reported on community, rights and gender initiatives

31 Mar 2015
Work started on obtaining key population size estimates in 16 countries

The Global Fund provided an update on its implementation of the $15 million Community, Rights and Gender (CRG) Special Initiative: technical assistance to improve civil society participation in country dialogue and concept note development, and support for long-term capacity development of civil society networks.

The CRG special initiative has three components:

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ATHENA Network flags gender challenges in Global Fund concept notes

12 Mar 2015

The Global Fund's efforts to put women and girls at the center of its interventions in HIV, TB and malaria have yet to bear significant fruit at the country level, according to the ATHENA Network.

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Global Fund urges passage of emergency resolution to support drug shipments into eastern Ukraine

3 Feb 2015
Approval of the resolution to send OST, ARV and other critical medicines is being held up in the cabinet of ministers

The Global Fund is urging Ukraine's government to approve a resolution paving the way for emergency deliveries of critical medicines and other health commodities into the country's restive east, part of which is currently controlled by pro- Russian troops.

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Changing the status quo: investing in communities to beat TB

29 Oct 2014

The Global Fund mobilizes and invests some US$4 billion annually to support national responses to AIDS, TB and malaria in nearly 140 countries.

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New Aidspan paper looks at cost per notified case in high burden TB countries

29 Oct 2014

Since its inception, the Global Fund has played an increasingly significant role in providing funding for TB control programs in Fund- eligible countries.  By 2012, this contribution made up 80% of all international spending on TB. 

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