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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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Is South Africa transitioning?

3 Oct 2016
Changing Global Fund priorities and a new NSP prompt discussions on sustainability

In a recent ICASO discussion paper called “Handing over Health”, a review of sustainability and transition literature is complemented by country case studies from Serbia, Thailand and South Africa.

Status of regional applications not yet known

8 Jun 2016

In our article on regional concept notes in GFO 289 (Update on the second wave of regional concept notes), we provided a table in which we listed the 15 applicants. We indicated that all 15 were now in grant-making.

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Community, rights and gender issues have a higher profile, but challenges remain in demonstrating impact

5 May 2016
CGR issues received a big boost in the Fund’s new Strategy 2017-2022

The Global Fund has been successful at raising awareness about the importance of community, rights, and gender (CRG) and promoting the inclusion of CRG issues in country dialogues and concept notes. However, challenges remain in translating these achievements into impact in programs on the ground.

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More evidence of NFM participation gaps for African key populations

4 Mar 2016
Survey of CSOs and communities finds that concept note development is the most open part of the NFM

There is lesser participation from key populations than from civil society organizations in country and regional dialogues, according to survey conducted by the Eastern Africa National Networks of AIDS Services Organizations on civil society and community perspectives on Global Fund processes.

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The Global Fund and its stakeholders would be better served if the Fund released more information related to concept notes

23 Feb 2016

The Global Fund is more transparent that probably any other major funder, but there are nevertheless gaps in transparency that the Fund needs to address. This is the first in a series of commentaries on this topic.

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Attachments to the concept notes are now being posted on the Global Fund’s website

23 Dec 2015
The attachments are posted only after the grants related to the concept notes are approved
Aidspan welcomes the move but calls for further steps

The Global Fund is now publishing on its website three attachments to concept notes – the modular template attachment; the financial gap analysis and counterpart financing attachment; and the programmatic gap attachment.

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ECOM is invited to submit a concept note targeting MSM and TG communities in the EECA

8 Sep 2015
The concept note will have a strong focus on advocacy and human rights

The Eurasian Coalition on Male Health (ECOM) has been invited to submit a concept note for a program on “Community Actions to Increase Access of MSM and Transgender People to HIV Services in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.”

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South Africa submits $380-million concept note for HIV/TB

17 Jul 2015
Emphasis on prevention could make Global Fund single largest investor in targeted programming for key populations

South Africa on 15 July submitted a joint HIV/TB concept note for some $380.5 million in funding, more than half of which is to support prevention interventions specifically targeting key populations including young women and girls, men who have sex with men and people living in disease hot spots. Of this, $142.2 million constitutes an above-allocation request.

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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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