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OIG audit in Guinea-Bissau questions whether PBF is possible where performance data are not reliable

14 Oct 2014
Investigations in Mali and Ghana uncover some misuse of grant funds

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) says that its recent audit of grants to Guinea-Bissau raises questions about the suitability of performance-based funding in countries where performance data are not reliable.

“The expectations for reporting, management and oversight placed on fragile states by the Global Fund have not been realistic,” the OIG said.

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Global Fund pledges swift response to any Ebola-related requests from Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea

25 Sep 2014
Requests must be in line with mandate to fight three diseases and invest in health system strengthening

The Global Fund has committed to a swift response to any requests from Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea for flexibility in reprogramming grants in order to assist in the management of the Ebola outbreak, which has killed more than 2,900 people and risks infecting up to 1.4 million more by early 2015.

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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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On the border between Côte d'Ivoire and Liberia, a challenge in supporting HIV-positive women

18 Sep 2014
Armed conflict, extreme poverty and a porous border have contributed to high HIV prevalence rates

Ten years of armed conflict and perpetual insecurity have driven HIV prevalence in Côte d'Ivoire higher -- especially among women in the western zone on the Liberian border. Many of these women were infected as a result of sexual violence perpetuated by one or another of the marauding armed groups that terrorized the region for over a decade; others were infected after turning to prostitution to escape extreme poverty.

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In post-conflict Côte d'Ivoire, the supply chain follows the front lines

6 May 2014

A motorcycle bouncing along a rutted red dirt road carries a nurse from a public health center near the village of Tai. Clutched in his arms is a box packed with vaccines: a month's supply for his village that sits close to the Liberian border, in Côte d'Ivoire's restive and fractious west.

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In South Sudan, debate on how to maintain HIV treatment adherence during times of war

19 Mar 2014
Global Fund supported programs trying to maintain support for 6,617 people on ART

More than 700,000 people have fled their homes since conflict erupted in mid-December in South Sudan, which has compromised their safety and security and made them more exposed to the risk of illness and other public health challenges. But for the estimated 6,617 people living with HIV who are taking anti-retroviral treatment supported by the Global Fund, being far away from their home clinic has become a matter of life or death.

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Concern in MENA region over NFM and refugee crisis

19 Mar 2014
Regional workshop on NFM in Jordan prepares participants for new financing mechanism

The introduction of the new funding model (NFM) has raised some concerns in the Middle East that it fails to consider the sweeping population movements and refugee crisis around the region and their impact on public health, particularly with respect to higher incidence of TB.

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South Sudan’s malaria program sees challenges – and not just due to conflict

18 Feb 2014
Difficult coordination and a lack of flexibility are chief complaints of the new nation’s health officials

The town of Minkammen, on the banks of the White Nile, has been inundated with thousands of South Sudanese fleeing the conflict pitting rebel against government fighters upstream.

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Volatile South Sudan presents challenges to Global Fund assistance

18 Feb 2014
The Fund and its partners grapple with implementing development programs in a country paralyzed by insecurity

Since mid-December 2013, ethnic clashes in South Sudan have displaced about a half-million people and sent more than 100,000 fleeing across borders seeking refuge. That insecurity, and the attendant mobility of the population, has interrupted a number of development programs, including several that are receiving financial support from the Global Fund.

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