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Creating links between the OIG and local watchdogs

17 Aug 2015
In identifying fraud, watchdogs are playing a vital role in ensuring transparency and accountability

The following is a transcript of an interview of Etienne Michaud during a recent visit to attend Aidspan’s Regional Roundtable in August 2015. The interview has been condensed for clarity.

Aidspan : The OIG has no presence at country level. How are you working with country-based organizations to support your work ?

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In Kenya, devolution is interrupting monitoring and evaluation

17 Aug 2015
Persistent lack of training and problems with priority setting and management at county level just the tip of the iceberg

Kenya in 2013 formally decentralized a series of governance responsibilities to its 47 counties, including the provision of health care. But while the original goal of devolution was to improve efficiency in service delivery and permit greater ownership and engagement at the local level, in the health sector this has not translated as well as anticipated.

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Watchdogs or critical friends?

30 Jan 2014

I was in Nairobi recently to help Aidspan facilitate a meeting with the representatives of about 30 organizations from East and Southern Africa involved in the monitoring of global health programs.

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Global Fund Project in Zimbabwe Uses Technology to Improve Data Collection

22 May 2013
Similar projects are underway in many other countries

A project being implemented under a Global Fund grant will improve Zimbabwe's health information systems by providing Internet connection infrastructure for 82 urban and rural sites. The Zimbabwe project is just one of many similar projects around the world where modern communications technology is being used to enhance data collection.

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Malaria Bednet Distribution in Sub-Saharan Africa Is About Half of What Is Needed

9 Apr 2013

Of the approximately 80 million insecticide-treated nets distributed through Global Fund–supported programmes in 2012, about 66 million (73%) went to sub-Saharan African countries. This is well below half the 150 million insecticide-treated nets that the World Health Organisation estimates are needed annually to protect all populations at risk of malaria in this region.

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Significant Declines in TB Incidence, Prevalence and Mortality, but MDR-TB Remains a Threat

9 Apr 2013

TB mortality has decreased significantly since 2000 and treatment success rates have shown steady improvement. More than half of the countries that have received Global Fund support are on track to meet the international targets for case detection, treatment success, and TB disease incidence. However, multi-drug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) remains a critical threat.

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New Report Published on Results and Impact

9 Apr 2013
Global Fund says that the rapid progress achieved presents challenges and opportunities

In preparation for the Fourth Replenishment meetings, the Global Fund has a published an “Update on Results and Impact.” This article provides some of the highlights of the report; more details are provided in separate articles on each of the three diseases.

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PEPFAR Evaluation Identifies Synergies and Challenges in Working with the Global Fund

27 Feb 2013
Establishment by PEPFAR of Global Fund liaison position in Geneva has improved collaboration

In some countries, PEPFAR and the Global Fund provide 90% of total funding for responses to HIV, yet the planning and implementation processes of the two donors are not always aligned. This is one of the findings of an evaluation of the US President’s Emergency Program for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) conducted by the US Institute of Medicine.

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Board Adopts Evaluation Strategy

16 Dec 2011

As reported in our Board decisions article in GFO 167, the Global Fund Board has approved a five-year Evaluation Strategy. This article provides additional information.

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Audit Reveals Deficiencies in the Management of Global Fund Grants in Cambodia

2 Nov 2010

All four principal recipients (PRs) in Cambodia established separate structures parallel to national ones to manage procurement and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) functions within Global Fund grants. The creation of parallel structures goes against the intention of core Global Fund principles that call for the use and strengthening of national systems.

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