Aidspan, publisher of Global Fund Observer (GFO), plans to more than double its size, and now seeks applicants for four senior positions, as follows:
Aidspan, publisher of GFO, has released a new report on "Key Strengths of Rounds 8 and 9 Proposals to the Global Fund." The purpose of this report, which is available in English, French, Spanish and Russian, is to provide information to Global Fund applicants on key attributes of a strong proposal.
In an interim report entitled "A Report on the Country Coordinating Mechanism Model," the Global Fund has released results from 40 case studies it commissioned on the operations of 19 CCMs. The report, which is undated, is available at www.theglobalfund.org/documents/publications/other/CCM/CCM_report.pdf.
Until recently, there was no publicly available data regarding how many people within each country need ARV treatment, or regarding how many of those people are receiving it. (Such information was available at a global level but not at a country level.) This made it hard to determine which countries are most in need of "scaling up" regarding the provision of ARV treatment, through Global Fund support or otherwise.
An analysis by GFO of data newly provided at www.GlobalHealthFacts.org (see previous article) shows that 62 of the 126 countries that are eligible to apply to the Global Fund (i.e. 48% of these countries) currently provide ARV treatment to less than 25% of those that need it, and/or have at least 25,000 people who need ARV treatment but are not receiving it.
The following are three excerpts from "Do Global Fund Grants Work for Women? An Assessment of the Gender Responsiveness of Global Fund-Financed Programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa," whose publication is announced in this issue of GFO (see previous article).
Excerpt #1: Findings from the analysis of proposals
Aidspan Releases Assessment of the Gender Responsiveness of Global Fund-Financed Programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa
An Aidspan report entitled, "Do Global Fund Grants Work for Women? An Assessment of the Gender Responsiveness of Global Fund-Financed Programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa" has just been published. It is available at no charge, in English only, at www.aidspan.org/aidspanpublications.
If the Global Fund is to achieve the continued rapid growth that it is planning for, it will have to recognize, and tackle, some significant barriers to growth that are becoming increasingly apparent.
Two Excerpts from <i>"The Aidspan Guide to Round 8 Applications to the Global Fund – Volume 2: The Applications Process and the Proposal Form"</i>
Following are two sample excerpts from "The Aidspan Guide to Round 8 Applications to the Global Fund – Volume 2: The Applications Process and the Proposal Form," whose publication in English was announced in GFO #86 and whose publication in French and Spanish is announced above.
Excerpt #1: Summary of the Disease Element