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Nigeria malaria grant recipients to reimburse $350,000 in irregular spends after OIG investigation

14 Oct 2014

Two principal recipients of malaria grants in Nigeria have been implicated in fraud and financial irregularities, following an investigation by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), and have committed to returning some $350,000 to the Fund.

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Mesoamerica and Hispaniola countries meet on malaria initiative

19 Mar 2014
The EMMIE program will receive $10 million from the Global Fund for 2014-2016

Ten countries included in a $10-million Global Fund regional initiative spanning Mesoamerica and Hispaniola met on 28 February to develop new ways to evolve national malaria strategies away from control towards pre-elimination and elimination of the disease. The countries have set a regional goal to eliminate malaria by 2020.

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The Global Fund releases eligibility list for 2014

26 Feb 2014
Eligible countries will develop their proposals in line with requirements under the new funding model

The list of countries eligible to apply for Global Fund support for up to four components -- HIV, TB, malaria and health system strengthening --  was released in February, timed to coincide with the imminent roll-out of the new funding model (NFM) allocating greater resources to those countries with high disease burdens and modest financial resources.

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South Sudan’s malaria program sees challenges – and not just due to conflict

18 Feb 2014
Difficult coordination and a lack of flexibility are chief complaints of the new nation’s health officials

The town of Minkammen, on the banks of the White Nile, has been inundated with thousands of South Sudanese fleeing the conflict pitting rebel against government fighters upstream.

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Niger close to procurement plan for malaria response ahead of June rains

17 Feb 2014
The country has received an $18.1 million grant extension as part of transitional funding

Catholic Relief Services, the principal recipient (PR) of Global Fund grants for malaria management in Niger, will expand its slate of services responding to the malaria epidemic, with testing and first-line medication.

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$100 million grant signed for Southeast Asian malaria initiative

6 Feb 2014
Regional outreach to migrants to complement service delivery in five Southeast Asian countries

A $100-million grant to avert the spread of artemisinin resistance in five malaria endemic countries in the Greater Mekong sub-region has been signed by a full complement of stakeholders, signalling the successful achievement of a first regional application under the Global Fund’s new funding model (NFM).

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Why the private sector should increase direct funding to the Global Fund

8 Jan 2014

by Njihia Mbitiru

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Procurement irregularities and over-pricing in Madagascar identified by OIG

8 Jan 2014
Suppliers alleged to have colluded on bids

An investigation by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) into procurement contracts for five malaria grants to Madagascar has found evidence of non-compliant expenditures, over-priced goods and collusion among suppliers. A report on the investigation was released on 3 January.

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Global Fund awards $253.8 million in renewal funding

6 Jan 2014
Largest awards go to Kenya, Somalia and Viet Nam

The Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has approved continued funding of up to $253.8 million for 13 applicants in a decision announced on 23 December.

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The Public Health Approach Makes Sense for the Global Fund

26 Nov 2013

When the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and malaria was created in 2002, its aim was to provide financial support to developing countries in their battle against the three border-crossing communicable diseases for which treatment and prevention options were available.

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