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Uganda acrimony over CCM vote ends with agreement on direct representation

12 Feb 2015
Key population representative will join the CCM

A contentious election over representation by key populations on Uganda's country coordinating mechanism ended on 12 February with an amicable resolution that activists in Kampala say will help to ensure Global Fund-supported activities are more effectively targeted towards the people who need them most.

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Global Fund offers look back on 2014 in final NFM progress update

12 Feb 2015
Just under half of the expected 260 concept notes under NFM submitted in 2014, representing 58% of allocation funding

In its first update on the new funding model (NFM) for 2015, and ultimately the last stand-alone update it will provide, the Global Fund offered a look back at the  roll-out of the mechanism aiming to direct the greatest resources to those countries with the highest disease burden and least ability to pay.

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Most CCMs that have submitted concept notes are not fully compliant with minimum requirements

12 Feb 2015
Performance assessment data show that just 10 of 80 plans to improve CCM performance are on track

Country coordination mechanisms are facing challenges integrating the new requirements for performance improvement. Just four of the 84 CCMs that have completed performance assessments are fully compliant with minimum requirements. Of 80 performance improvement plans in development, only 10 are on track.

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Nigeria awaits enshrining of anti-discrimination bill into law

3 Feb 2015
The bill would impose stiff penalties on anyone found to be depriving HIV-positive people access to services

Nigeria is watching as President Goodluck Jonathan considers whether to sign a groundbreaking anti-discrimination bill that would impose harsh punishment on those who would erect barriers to access to services for the country's 3.5 million people living with HIV.

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Western Pacific continuing to tackle HIV with submission of multi-country concept note

28 Jan 2015
Despite divergent burdens and diverse health systems, islands nations coming together

Eleven Pacific Island countries have endorsed a multi-country concept note to respond to the varying HIV epidemics among their respective populations, ahead of submission expected on 30 January. The concept note -- among the only multi-country notes to be developed under the new funding model -- was drawn from extensive consultations to set priorities and identify areas of commonality.

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Ecuador and Rwanda audits show mixed results

15 Jan 2015
Problems in governance, oversight and management in Rwanda; deficiencies in program performance and controls of health services and products in Ecuador

Reports on audits of grants in Rwanda and Ecuador were released by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) at the end of December.

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Morocco's quiet revolution over AIDS and human rights

29 Sep 2014

In July 2014, in a meeting room in the Moroccan capital Rabat, a young Moroccan woman stood up and addressed an audience composed of senior representatives from international organizations and government -- including the Ministry for Islamic Affairs and the prison system. Speaking in Arabic, she announced herself as "a representative of the sex workers of Morocco.”

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Civil society in Malawi elbows its way in to find a seat at the table for HIV policymaking

17 Sep 2014
Participating in country dialogue is a first step -- over many hurdles

Malawi's ability to control the spread of HIV will be undermined by the structural barriers that prevent access to services by key populations: this was the message delivered to stakeholders participating in country dialogue to develop the southern African nation's HIV concept note.

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Georgia's new PR in HIV formally takes over

6 May 2014
The National Center for Disease Control and Public Health hopes that new leadership will shift Georgia towards more successful implementation of Fund-supported programs

Georgia's National Center for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC) has officially assumed responsibility as principal recipient of Global Fund resources, signing an agreement with the Fund in early May to extend grant GEO-H-GPIC.

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Hope and unease accompany inaugural training on new funding model in Côte d'Ivoire

2 Apr 2014

In late February, members of Côte d'Ivoire's country coordinating mechanism (CCM) met with some 60 representatives of government, non-governmental organizations and civil society for a four-day workshop on how best to implement the Global Fund's new funding model in their country.

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