Zimbabwe

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Zimbabwe’s TB/HIV funding request to the Global Fund: “Not much room to manoeuver”

27 Apr 2017
Group of donors express concern about the process for developing the funding request and the outcome; the CCM responds

As GFO reported a few weeks ago, Zimbabwe submitted a TB/HIV funding request for $629 million in Window 1 of the current funding cycle. The $629 million request consisted of $432 million that was within Zimbabwe’s allocation, and $197 million for a prioritized above-allocation request (PAAR).

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Zimbabwe submits $630 million TB/HIV funding request

3 Apr 2017
The request has a strong focus on improving quality of care

On 20 March 2017, Zimbabwe submitted a TB/HIV funding request to the Global Fund for $628.9 million. This includes an allocation request for $431.9 million and a prioritized above allocation request (PAAR) of $197 million. A separate funding request for malaria was submitted on the same day for $51.7 million.

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An Office of the Inspector General investigation report on the awarding of contracts to the Mutambara Foundation in Zimbabwe reveals fraudulent activity

16 Jan 2017
OIG puts reports produced by the Mutambara Foundation through plagiarism detection software and finds plagiarism

In November 2015, the Fund’s Sourcing Department (which is responsible for procurements carried out by the Global Fund Secretariat for its operational expenses), alerted the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) to an anonymous email that alleged professional wrongdoing on the part of the Director of the Mutambara Foundation in Zimbabwe.

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For its next funding request, Zimbabwean civil society calling for test-and-treat, PrEP

25 Oct 2016
The country is yet to adopt the latest WHO treatment guidelines

Since entering the New Funding Model (NFM) as an early applicant in 2013, Zimbabwe has been a unique case for Global Fund investments. The country submitted a single HIV concept note in April 2013 (before integrated HIV/TB concept notes were encouraged), was granted $311.2 million, and began implementation in January 2014.

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The OIG’s latest audit of grants to Zimbabwe shows mixed results

18 Jul 2016
Internal controls and grant implementation rated as effective; improvements needed in service quality and supply chain management

Zimbabwe received a mixed report card in an audit performed by the Office of the Inspector General. The OIG rated internal controls and grant implementation arrangements as effective, but said that improvements were needed in supply chain management and the quality of services provided. A report on the audit was released on 13 July.

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New regional grant has sights set on malaria elimination in Southern Africa

5 Oct 2015

Elimination 8 (E8) has set the formidable target of full malaria elimination in Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Swaziland by 2020. Termed the “frontline four”, these countries are nearing elimination of the disease after achieving a 75% decline between 2000 and 2012.

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In incentive funding request, Zimbabwe prioritizes young people

27 May 2015
Most of the $40.2 million request focuses on people under age 24

New funding model early applicant Zimbabwe submitted a $40.2 million request for incentive funding on 18 May, seeking additional financial support for interventions that specifically target people under age 24: the fastest growing demographic group in sub-Saharan Africa for new HIV infections.

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Southern African countries dig in to harmonize approaches to TB among mining communities

2 Apr 2014
Common systems for tracking, tracing and referring top the pile of commitments from nine countries

A ministerial-level meeting took place on 25 March in South Africa, aiming to harmonize tracking, tracing, diagnosis and referrals for people affiliated with southern Africa's lucrative mining sector -- all of whom are at high risk for contracting tuberculosis.

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First NFM Regional Meeting Draws Questions and Concerns from High Impact Africa 2 Countries

26 Nov 2013
Participants leave Lusaka with more guidance on the new funding model, but concerns linger about the roll out
Representatives from all seven countries in the Global Fund's High Impact Africa 2 cohort plus South Africa met for two days in November to understand the nuances and idiosyncracies of the new funding model roll-out ahead of its launch in 2014.
 
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New Report Provides More Details on the Country Dialogue Processes in Myanmar and Zimbabwe

3 Jul 2013
OSF says that civil society participation was extensive
New iterative process praised

The initial draft of the concept note that Zimbabwe was planning to submit to the Global Fund included funding for studies on the population sizes of sex workers and men who have sex with men (MSM), but did not include specific interventions that could address the needs of these groups while the data were being collected.

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