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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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How to improve HIV/TB prevention, treatment and care in prisons

29 Oct 2014

At the global epicenter of the HIV epidemic, intravenous drug use and sharing of syringes, needles and drug use paraphernalia, unprotected sex, multiple sexual partners, and low and inconsistent condom use are among the drivers of the spread of the virus [1]. Equally, prisoners comprise a key vulnerable population contributing to the epidemic.

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Gender trouble for Tuberculosis

28 Oct 2014

The TB field prides itself on being painstakingly evidence-based and yet in one arena, acknowledged inequality has persisted for years without triggering much reflection or retooling. In fact the prevailing discourses continue to obscure gender inequality that is inconvenient and distract from efforts to fight TB where it lives.

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EECA civil society joining forces to call for domestic spend on harm reduction

27 Oct 2014
Groups are consolidating their resources to maximize impact as clock winds down on Global Fund support

Civil society groups across Eastern Europe and Central Asia are consolidating resources and presenting a unified front to national governments to call for a greater domestic investment in harm reduction as part of the HIV response.

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Morocco's open campaign against a secret epidemic starts with diagnosis

27 Oct 2014
Finding the estimated 20,000 people who are unknowing carriers of HIV is the key to containing the epidemic

Objectively, Morocco's HIV indicators paint a relatively reassuring picture of a country only grazed lightly by an epidemic that has had ruinous consequences elsewhere in Africa.

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Abolish incentive funding, TRP says

24 Oct 2014
Panel also calls for the allocation methodology to be revised

The incentive funding stream should be eliminated and the money reallocated to countries that need it the most to save lives. This was a central recommendation of the Technical Review Panel Report on Windows 1 and 2 of the new funding model. The first two windows were in May and June of 2014.

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Nigeria malaria grant recipients to reimburse $350,000 in irregular spends after OIG investigation

14 Oct 2014

Two principal recipients of malaria grants in Nigeria have been implicated in fraud and financial irregularities, following an investigation by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), and have committed to returning some $350,000 to the Fund.

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OIG audit in Guinea-Bissau questions whether PBF is possible where performance data are not reliable

14 Oct 2014
Investigations in Mali and Ghana uncover some misuse of grant funds

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) says that its recent audit of grants to Guinea-Bissau raises questions about the suitability of performance-based funding in countries where performance data are not reliable.

“The expectations for reporting, management and oversight placed on fragile states by the Global Fund have not been realistic,” the OIG said.

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