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Global Fund grants underfund HIV prevention among adolescents, the key driver of the epidemic in Eastern and Southern Africa
Proportion of funding for HIV prevention among youth is disproportionately low
Global Fund multi-country program in East Africa spearheads trip to China to learn about harm reduction technologies
Government officials and Global Fund implementers from Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda traveled to China to learn about local innovations in methadone maintenance therapy
Eight countries in Eastern and Southern Africa were evaluated for the report
Meaningful participation of civil society in country dialogue has been a central pillar of the Global Fund’s New Funding Model (NFM). Money has been invested, meetings have been held, and documents have been published. But did it matter?
At around 11:30 every morning, Chiku begins her work day. Carefully gathering her syringes and needles, she'll work steadily preparing doses for her clients -- all of whom wait inside her tin-roofed shack in the slum known as Nigeria: one of Nairobi, Kenya's toughest neighborhoods. The money she earns will be enough to pay her rent, and feed her own heroin habit.
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).
The two were among 16 selected to claim a share of the regional programs envelope
Consortiums of civil society groups in East and Southern Africa are putting the finishing touches on two regional initiatives hoping to claim a share of the $200 million set aside by the Global Fund Board for cross-border projects under the new funding model (NFM).