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Philippines’ HIV funding request to the Global Fund contains a good mix of prevention and treatment: TRP

7 Nov 2017
However, the country’s matching funds request was sent back for iteration

The Philippines’ HIV funding request was strategically focused with appropriately targeted investments towards HIV prevention programs for key populations, and access to testing and treatment services. This was the conclusion of the Technical Review Panel (TRP) and the Grant Approvals Committee (GAC) when they reviewed the request.

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New government in Macedonia budgets for ARVs and prevention services to KAPs, as Global Fund support comes to an end

19 Sep 2017
Decision hailed as a “very important step in ensuring the sustainability of HIV services”
MOH will be required to establish a long-term mechanism for funding CSOs

On 5 September, the recently elected government of the Republic of Macedonia ordered the Ministry of Health to allocate 103 million Macedonian denars  (approximately € 1,674,000) within the National HIV Program for 2018 to (a) ensure continuous access to antiretroviral (ARV) treatment for HIV-positive people; and (b) support the implementation of HIV prevention programs among key affected populations (KAPs) such as men who have sex with men (M

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Kenya’s TB/HIV funding request to the Global Fund zeros in on HIV prevention among key populations and on finding missing TB cases

13 Jun 2017
Innovative approaches are prioritized at community level

Kenya was among the 35 countries that submitted funding requests to the Global Fund in Window 2 on 23 May 2017. Kenya’s TB/HIV funding request was for $421.9 million, made up of a $256.4 million allocation request, $138.9 million prioritized above-allocation request (PAAR) and a $26.6 million matching funds request. A $112.0 million malaria funding request was submitted on the same day ($60.1 million within allocation and $51.9 million PAAR).

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A comparative study of opioid substitution therapy protocols will contribute to the sustainability of harm reduction in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region

19 Dec 2016
Eurasian Harm Reduction Network-EHRN provides evidence and instruments for optimising national harm reduction programs

The new methodology for the funding allocations and consequent gradual decrease of GF financing for the Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) countries puts at special risk the operations of harm reduction services, which were, traditionally, largely supported by the GF.

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Global Fund HIV grant to Russian Federation supports TB/HIV project in the Tomsk oblast

5 Jul 2016
Project may be expanded to other oblasts

The Russian Federation has not been eligible to apply for funding for TB several years. That does not mean that there is no TB problem in the Russian Federation. In fact, the TB risk is ranked as “severe” according to the Global Fund’s own index. The Federation was not eligible to apply for TB because of its income level. The Russian Federation is currently categorized as high-income.

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National forum of sex workers in the Russian Federation builds empowerment and creates a path towards sustainability

19 Apr 2016
Similar forums planned for PWID and MSM

A national forum of sex workers, held in Moscow on 11-14 April 2016 is seen as one step towards achieving the sustainability of programs for sex workers as The Global Fund ends its funding for the Russian Federation.

(According to The Global Fund’s website, there is only grant currently active. It is an HIV grant and it will expire at the end of 2017.)

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Marking a progression in its HIV landscape, Vietnam chooses a civil society PR

19 Oct 2015
The role of civil society in the response to HIV is growing

Vietnam inaugurated its first non-governmental principal recipient with the signing of its HIV grant in September 2015. A voluntary umbrella organization of non-governmental or semi-autonomous organizations operating in various science and technology fields, the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA) was appointed PR after serving four years serving as sub-recipient under the Vietnam Authority on AIDS Control.    

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In Morocco, inspiring others with harm reduction work among injecting drug users

12 Mar 2015
The country is a regional role model for an innovative approach to the twin threat of HIV infection and intravenous drug use

Just a glance at a map is enough to determine why Morocco is in the throes of an epidemic of injecting drug use. Sitting at the gates of Europe, its northern-most cities of Tangier, Tetouan and Nador are but a stone's throw from the Spanish territories of Ceuta and Melilla: the crossroads of the African migration routes where all kinds of trafficking occur.

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