Key affected populations

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Engaging with national human rights institutions key to advancing rights of hijra and transgender people

18 Jun 2015

Hoping to seize on momentum begun in Bangladesh in November 2013 with the decision to recognize a third gender on official documents, the Global Fund-supported Multi-Country South Asia HIV Program is working with national human rights institutions alongside civil society to improve the promotion a

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New HIV grant signed for Papua New Guinea

18 Jun 2015
Key population services emphasized in $14.2 million grant

Papua New Guinea has signed a $14.2 million grant with the Global Fund under the new funding model that emphasizes outreach and targeted prevention messages for key populations, as well as continuing service delivery even to the most remote areas in the Pacific nation.

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New funding model brings promising change as African countries request millions for key populations

27 Jan 2015

There is mounting evidence that within southern Africa’s generalized HIV epidemic there are under-estimated concentrated epidemics among key affected populations (KAPs) such as sex workers and men who have sex with men (MSM).

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How to improve HIV/TB prevention, treatment and care in prisons

29 Oct 2014

At the global epicenter of the HIV epidemic, intravenous drug use and sharing of syringes, needles and drug use paraphernalia, unprotected sex, multiple sexual partners, and low and inconsistent condom use are among the drivers of the spread of the virus [1]. Equally, prisoners comprise a key vulnerable population contributing to the epidemic.

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Regional pitch to fight TB in Syrian refugees rejected by Global Fund

25 Sep 2014

An expression of interest for a $10.18 million regional initiative to develop a harmonized response to a TB crisis among Syrian refugees scattered across neighboring countries was rejected by the Global Fund.

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Global Fund expresses “deep concern” about new anti-gay law in Uganda

28 Feb 2014
Implications for public health ‘grave’ – increase in transmission likely

The Global Fund has expressed “deep concern” about a law signed by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni that imposes jail terms of up to seven years for those who ‘aid or abet’ homosexual relations, which could implicate health workers providing services and counseling to people living with HIV.

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Anti-gay bill in Uganda could have disastrous public health implications

18 Feb 2014
Bill would exacerbate stigma, exclusion and increase risk of HIV infection, activists and researchers warn

Public health program managers and activists, many of whom receive support from the Global Fund, have warned of potentially catastrophic consequences for reducing Uganda's HIV infection rate should President Yoweri Museveni follow through on a plan announced on 14 February to sign into law a repressive bill effectively banning homosexuality.

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African HIV programming failing to respond to acute needs of sexual minorities

6 Jan 2014
The studies show that MSM in the region have specific HIV acquisition and transmission risks that differ from those of the general population

Global Fund efforts to target key affected populations including sexual minorities in the fight against HIV may continue to face an uphill battle in sub-Saharan Africa, new studies have shown, because of prevailing stigma and marginalization even within existing programming.

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Recent Developments in Global Fund's Gender Equality Strategy

20 Sep 2010

When the Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) Guidelines are revised later this year, they will include strategies to strengthen gender expertise and achieve balanced gender representation on CCMs.

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Communities Global Fund Board Delegation Seeks Nominations

26 Jun 2008

The Global Fund board delegation that represents Communities Living with HIV, Tuberculosis and Affected by Malaria (the "Communities" Delegation) is seeking nominations for additional members.

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