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Tool developed by Global Fund and APMG Health used in transitioning countries to assess sustainability of services for key populations

12 Dec 2017
Piloted in LAC region, tool is used to evaluate whether CSOs can use government resources to provide services

As more and more countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) become ineligible for funding from the Global Fund, there have been legitimate concerns about the sustainability of the response to the diseases in these countries – in particular, whether civil society organizations (CSOs) will be able to continue to play the vital role of providing prevention, treatment and care services for key and vulnerable populations.

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Is the Global Fund systematically neglecting Latin America and the Caribbean?

17 Oct 2017

Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) activists have been sounding the alarm for several years about what they perceive as systematic neglect of the region by the Global Fund. “We are the victims of our successes,” they say to highlight the fact that the Global Fund’s de-prioritization of the region is not a by-product of poor performance but rather a consequence of the current political climate.

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Transition readiness assessment finds HIV CSOs are unlikely to survive Global Fund exit from Panama

3 Oct 2017
Nevertheless, the report calls for measures to strengthen CSOs
Panama will submit a joint TB/HIV funding request tailored to transition in February 2018

“It is unlikely that Panama’s HIV-related civil society can effectively survive the exit of the Global Fund or gain a greater foothold as a full partner in [the] planning, implementation and monitoring of the national HIV response.” This is a key finding of the transition readiness assessment (TRA) report commissioned by the Panama country coordinating mechanism (CCM).

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