Eligibility policy

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Global Fund will 'donate' $5 million to Venezuela to provide treatment for HIV

2 Oct 2018
The bulk of the funds will be paid into the PAHO Strategic Fund to purchase ARVs
The money will come from funds designated for portfolio optimization

The Global Fund will donate 5.0 million U.S. dollars to finance the procurement of critical health products for Venezuela, which is in the midst of a severe economic and health crisis.

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Core provisions largely unchanged in Global Fund’s revised Eligibility Policy

12 May 2018
Biggest change is new metrics and thresholds for determining TB burden

Under the revised Eligibility Policy adopted by the Board, the core provisions remain largely intact. Most of the changes are on the periphery. The revised policy was adopted by the Board at its recent meeting in Skopje, Macedonia. The Board was acting on the recommendations of its Strategy Committee.

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Global Fund Board will tackle some sensitive issues at its meeting on 9–10 May

24 Apr 2018
Eligibility Policy, risk appetite framework, approach to non-eligible countries in crisis are all expected to be on the agenda

The Board is not expected to deal with a large number of topics requiring decisions at its upcoming meeting on 9-10 May 2018 in Skopje, Macedonia, but some of the decision items it will tackle can be expected to generate a lot of discussion.

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Blog discusses proposed changes to the Global Fund’s Eligibility Policy

4 Apr 2018
Though the Policy is still under discussion by committees and full Board, Aidspan says this type of public discussion of the issues is “appropriate and useful”

A consultant, Meg Davis, has written a blog on the proposed changes to the Global Fund’s Eligibility Policy.

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Status of transitions from Global Fund support in the EECA region

3 Apr 2018
EECA is one of two regions where transition planning is most advanced

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Global Fund’s Strategy Committee favors retaining GNI per capita as a measure of country income

16 Nov 2017
Committee believes that emergency funding for ineligible countries should be addressed outside the Eligibility Policy
Revised Eligibility Policy will be submitted to the Board in May 2018

The Strategy Committee, which has been discussing possible changes to the Global Fund’s Eligibility Policy, will recommend a revised strategy to the Board at the its

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Gearing up for transition from Global Fund support: a primer

6 Nov 2017
We list the countries that are currently in transition or are at the transition preparedness stage

The Global Fund’s approach to supporting sustainability and transition is based on the central premise that planning for sustainability is something that should be taken into account by all countries regardless of where they sit on the development continuum. 

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Catastrophe in Venezuela imperils the achievement of the Global Fund Strategy (2017-2022), says new report

16 Oct 2017
Calls on Global Fund to lead a comprehensive regional response

Venezuela is in the middle of an unprecedented, state-made, complex humanitarian emergency.  The public health crisis, which is just a symptom of the larger unraveling that is unfolding, has reached extreme levels. Essentials like soap and gloves have vanished from hospital floors. Life-saving medications are sometimes only available on the black market and cost half a month’s wages.

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After initially rejecting a plea for assistance from Venezuelan NGOs out of hand, the Global Fund now says it may be able to help

14 Feb 2017
The Fund says it will try to provide assistance through other agencies

In an exchange of letters that spanned more than seven months, the Global Fund at first rejected a plea for help from the Venezuelan Network of Positive People (RVG+), but then may have left the door open to providing some assistance via other agencies. This is a story that is still unfolding.

According to the Global Fund, Venezuela is currently not eligible for funding under the Fund’s Eligibility Policy.

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At least 17 components will be using the transition application during 2017-2019 allocation period

13 Feb 2017
Twelve components will receive “transition funding” directly

Applicants for at least 17 components from 13 countries will be using an application form tailored to transition (in short, a transition application) when they apply for funding from their 2017-2019 allocations.

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