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Civil society, government and affected populations join HIV country dialogue in DRC

5 Feb 2014
The meeting was an opportunity to plot priorities for DRC’s HIV concept note

Stakeholders representing civil society, government, key affected populations and technical partners met on 14-15 January in Kinshasa for the final country dialogue meeting for Democratic Republic of Congo to validate the content and priorities of an HIV concept note under the Global Fund’s new funding model (NFM).

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Global Fund Board awards $53.3 million to three more interim applicants

6 Jan 2014
Egypt, Suriname and Tanzania join ranks of interim funding recipients

The Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria announced its approval of funding of up to $53.3 million for three interim applicants in the transition phase of the new funding model (NFM) on 23 December.

In approving the funding, the Board was acting on recommendations from the Technical Review Panel (TRP) and the Secretariat, including the Grant Approvals Committee (GAC).

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Seven Interim Applicants Receive Funding for HIV and TB

29 Nov 2013
$30.8 million awarded

The Board of the Global Fund to Fights AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has approved funding in the amount of up to $30.8 million for seven interim applicants in the transition phase of the new funding model (NFM). The Board’s decision was announced on 26 November.

In approving the funding, the Board was acting on recommendations from the Technical Review Panel (TRP) and the Secretariat, including the Grant Approvals Committee (GAC).

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Revised Eligibility Policy Retains the Main Elements of the Old Policy

9 Nov 2013
Countries that become newly ineligible will benefit from transition provision
NGO rule is retained

The Global Fund has adopted a revised Eligibility and Counterpart Financing Policy to replace the old Eligibility, Counterpart Financing and Prioritization Policy. Aside from the fact that the prioritisation section of the policy was dropped – it is no longer relevant in the context of the new funding model (NFM) – the revisions were not particularly extensive.

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Secretariat Provides Quarterly Update on the NFM

19 Jun 2013
Says allocation methodology approach needs to be better explained

In April, the Global Fund Secretariat provided its first quarterly update on the new funding model (NFM) to the Strategy, Investment and Impact Committee (SIIC). The update could not be made public until after the Board meeting just concluded in Sri Lanka. In this article, we provide a summary of what the Secretariat said in the update.

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First Concept Notes Are Approved

15 Jun 2013
Board awards funding to Myanmar, El Salvador and Zimbabwe

The Global Fund Board has approved funding for five concept notes submitted by three early applicants in the transition phase of the new funding model (NFM). The three countries involved are Myanmar, El Salvador and Zimbabwe. Total approved funding was up to $449.8 million. The Board approved the funding by electronic vote. The decision was made public on 15 June. These constitute the first funding approvals for early applicants.

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TRP and GAC Comment on the Funding Awarded to Myanmar

15 Jun 2013
Renewal funding of $168.4 million added to what Myanmar will receive as an early NFM applicant

When the Global Fund Board approved early applicant funding for Myanmar for all three diseases (see first article in this newsletter), it also approved funding for the renewal of existing grants for these diseases. The total funding approved for Myanmar is shown in the following table:

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Pakistan Becomes the First Country to Be Awarded Money Under the New Funding Model

7 May 2013
$8 million will be added to an existing TB grant
Funds will be used to replenish stocks of first-line drugs

Pakistan is the first interim applicant in the transition phase of the new funding model (NFM) to be awarded money. On 3 May, the Global Fund Board approved funding in the amount of $8 million. This is the same amount that was identified for Pakistan when the interim applicants were announced (see GFO article). 

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Information for Interim Applicants

1 Mar 2013

Interim applicants selected by the Global Fund will receive a formal invitation to apply for funding in the transition phase. The Global Fund will advise each potential interim applicant of the amount of funding available to it. Invited applicants will be asked to officially acknowledge receipt of the Global Fund’s invitation, and to confirm within a specified time frame whether they would like to participate.

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An Estimated $1.9 Billion Will Be Available for the Transition Period

1 Mar 2013
New funding model is officially launched
Fifty-seven early and interim applicants identified

The Global Fund forecasts that $1.9 billion will be available in 2013–2014 for the transition period of the new funding model (NFM). The transition period will run from March 2013 to September 2014. The NFM was formally launched on Thursday, 28 February. The announcement was made in a news release issued by the Global Fund.

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