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$10.3 billion is available for the 2017-2019 allocations to countries

17 Nov 2016
Includes $1.1 billion in unutilized funds from the 2014-2016 allocations

The amount of money available for country allocations for 2017-2019 is $10.3 billion. This amount includes $1.1 billion in unutilized funds from the 2014-2016 allocation period. See the table for details on how the final amount was calculated.

Table: Calculation of amount available for allocations to countries in 2017-2019 ($US)

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Three ways the Global Fund could do more for TB

28 Oct 2016
The World Health Organization says global TB cases are on the rise

In October 2015, the World Health Organization reported that the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) to halt and reverse TB incidence (MDG 6c) was achieved on a worldwide basis, in each of WHO’s six regions and in 16 of the WHO’s 22 high-burden countries. While this progress is commendable, recent evidence suggests the trend may be reversing.

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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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Communities and civil society delegations issue joint statement on the replenishment outcomes

4 Oct 2016
Many organizations applaud the results but add that more needs to be done

In a joint statement, the communities and civil society delegations to the Global Fund Board commended the pledges from donor governments, implementing countries, the private sector, and civil society partners for the Fund’s Fifth Replenishment.

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Report on regional grants finds information barriers for civil society

29 Sep 2016
43 stakeholders from four African countries were interviewed

A new research report has found that civil society and community groups face a range of critical information barriers with respect to the Global Fund’s regional grants in Africa.

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Replenishment Conference was about more than just the numbers

21 Sep 2016
Civil society, the private sector, and entertainers showed up in Montreal to support the replenishment

The Global Fund’s Fifth Replenishment Conference in Montreal involved much more than just donors making their formal pledges for the next three years.

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African civil society PRs establish community of practice

17 Sep 2016
The PRs gathered in Nairobi to share experiences

Civil society principal recipients (PRs) from across Africa recently gathered in Nairobi, Kenya to consolidate their collective knowledge and experiences and establish a formal community of practice. From 29-31August, 65 participants from 20 African countries demonstrated their commitment to strengthening the implementation of Global Fund grants through increased collaboration and peer learning.

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GFAN report describes “The Cost of Inaction”

2 Aug 2016
Key populations will suffer the most if the Global Fund’s replenishment target is not met
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CSOs call on the U.N. to appoint Independent Expert on human rights violations related to SOGI

19 Jul 2016

Over 600 NGOs from 151 countries have signed a Joint Civil Society Statement calling on the Human Rights Council of the United Nations to appoint an Independent Expert to address human rights violations based on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI).

The statement says that:

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UNAIDS study cites Moldova as an example of Global Fund money flowing through governments to CSOs

5 Jul 2016
Governments and CSOs discuss mechanisms to sub-contract services to CSOs

Currently there are several national CSOs in Moldova providing services to vulnerable and key populations and people living with HIV. These services include psychosocial support, prevention programming, and harm reduction. Funding for this work has come predominately from The Global Fund and has been administered by an NGO principal recipient, the Center for Health Policies and Studies.

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