The Communities delegation on the Global Fund Board is soliciting applications from persons wishing to become members of the delegation. The delegation is specifically looking for people from the following communities and populations:
Women; key populations; and young people living with HIV or communities affected by TB and malaria
For the first time, gender equality is included as a top-line strategic objective in the Global Fund’s Strategy (2017-2022). HIV prevention among adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in sub-Saharan Africa will be a strong focus for the Global Fund in the coming funding cycle (2017-2019).
Ten years of armed conflict and perpetual insecurity have driven HIV prevalence in Côte d'Ivoire higher -- especially among women in the western zone on the Liberian border. Many of these women were infected as a result of sexual violence perpetuated by one or another of the marauding armed groups that terrorized the region for over a decade; others were infected after turning to prostitution to escape extreme poverty.
This article reports on the main points made by four of the panellists at the session on 26 July on "The Global Fund: The Next 5 Years" at the International AIDS Conference in Washington, DC: Gabriel Jaramillo, General Manager, Global Fund; Eric Goosby, US AIDS Ambassador; Kamal Siregar, Member, National AIDS Commission, Indonesia; and Hendrietta Ipeleng Bogopane-Zulu, Deputy Minister of Women, Children and Peop
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.
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