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Bangkok International AIDS Conference Preview
GFO Issue 26

Bangkok International AIDS Conference Preview

Author:

Bernard Rivers

Article Type:
News

Article Number: 6

ABSTRACT Brief details of all events at the Bangkok conference that relate to the Global Fund.

The events at the International AIDS Conference that specifically deal with the Global Fund are as follows:

MONDAY, JULY 12

  • 10:30 to 12:00 – Oral Session EO1 – Room J – “Policy, implementation, and impact of funding the AIDS program” (Lessons on implementing Global Fund and other large-scale HIV/AIDS programs from Benin, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Latin America, including policy, budgets, technical support, donor mechanisms, and effects on the health system.)
  • 10:30 to 12:00 – Oral Session Db01 – Room C – “Funding the response to HIV/AIDS: Why are donors not working together?” (Questions of donor agendas and countries’ absorptive capacities, with Richard Feachem of the Global Fund, Randall Tobias of PEPFAR, and others.)
  • 10:30 to 12:00 – Skills Building SB110 – CV Room 10 – “Opening the Door to the Global Fund” (Learn how to apply to the Global Fund and what happens after funding is approved. Organized by the Global Fund.)
  • 12:00 to 14:00 – Poster Session MoPeE4026 – Hall 3, Track E – “Civil Society, PLHAs, and government in concert – a model towards successful proposal application to the Global Fund and its implementation.”
  • 12:00 to 14:00 – Poster Session MoPeE4057 – Hall 3, Track E – “Tokenism or Effective Partners? Strengthening PLHIV involvement: Principles and practices in the Global Fund.”
  • 16:00 to 17:30 – Oral Session Sy 05 – Room C – “Coordination of Effective AIDS Response at Country Level” (Setting priorities, engaging donor support, private sector partnerships, with Richard Feachem of the Global Fund and others.)
  • 18:00 to20:00 – Global Fund Satellite – Room C – “The Global Fund: A Model for Financing?” (Evidence that absorptive capacity exists and can be expanded, featuring the Global Fund’s Christoph Benn and in-country partners.)

TUESDAY, JULY 13

  • 12:00 to 14:00 – Poster Session TuPeE5313 – Hall 3, Track E – “The Global Fund: A Financial Breakthrough, or Just Another Bureaucracy?” (Bernard Rivers of GFO)
  • 12:00 to 14:00 – Poster Session TuPeE5330 – Hall 3, Track E – “Maintaining Benefits of Global Fund Programs at the Patient’s Level: The urgent need for new generic antiretrovirals in Thailand.”
  • 12:00 to 14:00 – Poster Session TuPeE5331 – Hall 3, Track E – “Meeting the Challenge? Unraveling the Global Fund: A comprehensive review of the first three funding rounds.”
  • 12:00 to 14:00 – Poster Session TuPeE5335 – Hall 3, Track E – “Preventing HIV/AIDS and Increasing Care and Support for Injection Drug Users in Thailand: A user-run project supported by the Global Fund.”
  • 12:00 to 14:00 – Poster Session TuPeE5503 – Hall 3, Track E – “Campaigning for the Global Fund in Donor Countries: Lessons learned from ActionAid’s European campaign.”
  • 16:00 to 17:30 – SkillsBuilding SB 221 – CV Room 8 – “How Can NGOs and CBOs Access Funding from the Global Fund?” (In French) (How to obtain funding as direct applicants who bypass CCMs, as partners in a CCM application, or as sub-recipients. Organized by ICASO, GNP+, International HIV/AIDS Alliance and Aidspan.)

WEDNESDAY, JULY 14

  • 18:00 to 20:00 – CCM Satellite – Room D – “The Global Fund: How CCMs Can Be More Effective” (Speakers from CCMs, NGOs, PLWHAs, governments and donors in Kenya, Malaysia, Bolivia, Zambia, Cambodia, Germany, USA. Organized by Aidspan, ICASO, GNP+, International HIV/AIDS Alliance and GTZ BACKUP Initiative. See article “Analysis: Ten Top Problems Faced by CCMs” in this issue of GFO.)

THURSDAY, JULY 15

  • 10:30 to 12:00 – SkillsBuilding SB 407 – CV Room 7 – “How Can NGOs and CBOs Access Funding from the Global Fund?” (In English) (How to obtain funding as direct applicants who bypass CCMs, as partners in a CCM application, or as sub-recipients. Speakers from Chile, Caribbean, Ukraine, Philippines. Organized by ICASO, GNP+, International HIV/AIDS Alliance and Aidspan.)

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