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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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Resistance in Côte d’Ivoire to funding of programmes for men who have sex with men

20 Jan 2014
A portion of some $92.8 million in Global Fund grants is being designated for targeted programming for key populations

Côte d’Ivoire is known throughout West Africa as the most tolerant country, where gay, lesbian and transgender people from all backgrounds do not have to fear the same kind of systematic violence or opprobrium that plagues them elsewhere in the region.

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Conflict in Syria Is Disrupting Implementation of Global Fund Grants

7 May 2013
The PR, UNDP, has made several adjustments

The current conflict in Syria has severely affected implementation of Global Fund grants in that country. Adjustments have been made and one grant has been reprogrammed to achieve the desired results, according to Fabien Lefrancois, a spokesman for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the principal recipient (PR) for the grants.

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An Open Letter to Richard Feachem and The Board of the Global Fund

18 Oct 2004

Editor's note: The biggest challenge facing the Global Fund is to ensure that grant disbursements actually lead to people receiving the promised treatment and prevention services. Often, despite good will and hard work on the part of many, entrenched bureaucracy or political unrest can provide major barriers.

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