Bosnia and Herzegovina

10.

Significant impacts exist as a result of Global Fund withdrawal from programs and service delivery in Bosnia and Herzegovina

19 Dec 2016

Bosnia and Herzegovina- BiH, an upper-middle income country with low HIV prevalence rates in both the general and high-risk populations, estimated at around <0.1% and <0.5% respectively, became ineligible for Global Fund support after September 2016.  In the country, possession of drugs and organization of provision of sex services are criminalized.

4.

Additional information on the decision not to approve extensions for HIV and TB grants to Bosnia and Hercegovina

16 Aug 2016
Secretariat is reviewing the impact on nine components that are no longer eligible for funding

In GFO #293, we reported that the Global Fund Board turned down a recommendation to provide additional funding for a TB grant and an HIV grant in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Although to still do now know why the Board decided not to grant the additional funding, we now have additional information on what was being requested and why. As well, we are able to report on the reaction of the principal recipient (PR), UNDP.

5.

Board turns down proposal to provide additional funding for grants in Bosnia and Herzegovina

3 Aug 2016
A TB grant and HIV grant are affected

GFO has learned that the Global Fund Board has turned down a recommendation to provide additional funding for a TB grant and an HIV grant in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

There has been no public announcement of the Board decision. Nor has the Global Fund made public any details concerning the amounts involved, the rationale for the recommendation, or the reasons why the recommendation was not approved.

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Bosnia and Herzegovina hope that low prevalence means low risk

2 Apr 2014
The eventual phasing-out of Global Fund support in the country means other sources of income for critical outreach into vulnerable communities must be found, and soon

Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) will from December 2015 no longer be eligible for Global Fund financing as it is currently designated an upper middle-income country with low burden of disease.

10.

Funding Approved for Phase 2 of HIV Grant in Bosnia and Hercegovina

22 Mar 2013
Greater focus on high-impact interventions and most-at-risk populations
Increased attention to human rights issues

The Global Fund Board has approved Phase 2 funding for a Round 9 HIV grant in Bosnia and Hercegovina in the amount of $13.5 million. The principal recipient (PR) for the grant is the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). UNDP is also PR for another HIV grant, which has been essentially completed, and for a TB grant in Bosnia and Hercegovina.

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