EECA

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The Global Fund Board should emphasize transition planning and outcomes

12 Nov 2019
Some countries that have transitioned from Global Fund support applied anew for grants: this is concerning

The Board of the Global Fund will discuss, at its 42nd Board meeting next week, the Sustainability, Transition and Co-financing (STC) Policy, and its implementation.

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Global Fund’s new HIV and TB multicountry grants in Eastern Europe and Central Asia begin implementation

26 Feb 2019
Applicants express concern over newly competitive application process

The Global Fund Board has recently approved several multicountry grants, whose aim is to address priorities “deemed critical to fulfil the aims of the Global Fund 2017-2022 strategy,” and to address needs that are not being fulfilled by national (single country) allocations.

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Three multi-country initiatives were among grants approved by the Global Fund Board

28 Jan 2019
Two grants in the EECA and one in West and Central Africa were valued collectively at $24 million

Among the grants approved by the Global Fund Board on 21 December 2018 (see GFO article) were three multi-country grants. Two of the grants were for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA); the third was for West and Central Africa. (See table.)

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Consultation held on TOR for Global Fund multi-country HIV grants in the EECA

28 Nov 2017
RFP expected to be launched in mid-December

On 13-14 November 2017, a consultation took place in Minsk, Belarus, co-organized by the Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) team at the Global Fund Secretariat and the UNAIDS Regional Office for EECA, to discuss with regional stakeholders the terms of reference (TOR) for next round of multi-country HIV projects for the EECA region to be financed by the Global Fund.

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Georgia develops 5-year plan for transitioning from Global Fund support

8 Aug 2017
The country assumes that the Fund will pull out entirely by 2022
Plan does not specify which services the government is taking over or when

Georgia has developed a transition plan in response to gradual reductions over the years to its allocations from the Global Fund. The goal of the Georgia Transition Plan is to ensure a smooth transitioning to full domestic funding of the HIV and TB programs by 2022 without compromising services. However, the plan does not specify which services the government is taking over or when.

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How the Global Fund’s policy on CCM composition helped to boost LGBT participation in decision-making in the EECA

27 Jun 2017
Six case studies documented by the Eurasian Coalition on Male Health

Global Fund policies on the composition of country coordinating mechanisms (CCMs) have resulted in increased participation of LGBT organizations on CCMs in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA). It has also resulted in greater participation of LGBT representatives in the decisions of the CCMs and even of the governments in these countries, including decisions concerning prevention services.

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Kyrgyzstan’s program continuation funding request to the Global Fund provides little information on the proposed program

13 Jun 2017
The request does not explain what changes will be made in light of Kyrgyzstan’s significantly reduced allocation

There is little information in the TB/HIV funding request submitted by the Kyrgyzstan country coordinating mechanism (CCM) on the program that the applicant proposes to implement. And there is almost no information on how Kyrgyzstan plans to cope with an allocation that is significantly lower than what it received for 2014-2016.

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New ARV database being piloted in the EECA region

18 Apr 2017
Provides information on drug prices and purchases

A new database is being developed in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) containing information on antiretrovirals (ARVs) in use in 15 countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, the Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.

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Regional program in EECA to pilot city service model

13 Mar 2017

A regional program in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) will pilot an innovative city service model to combat HIV and TB, with a special focus on key affected populations (KAPs).

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EECA allocation letters promote investment in RSSH

31 Jan 2017
Amounts budgeted for RSSH for the 2014-2016 allocation period are compared to the average for countries of similar income levels
We provide additional information on the allocation letters

In the allocation letters to countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA), the Global Fund made a strong push for increasing investments in building resilient and sustainable systems for health (RSSH).

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