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GLOBAL FUND REACTED QUICKLY TO PROVIDE SUPPORT AND FLEXIBILITIES TO COUNTRIES AFFECTED BY COVID-19

GLOBAL FUND REACTED QUICKLY TO PROVIDE SUPPORT AND FLEXIBILITIES TO COUNTRIES AFFECTED BY COVID-19

As early as 4 March 2020, the Global Fund published on its website its first guidance note on responding to COVID-19, in which it acknowledged the serious threat that this epidemic poses, particularly for the most vulnerable countries. As a major player in global health, and a provider of large grants aimed at strengthening the health systems of implementing countries,…

LESOTHO’S HIV AND TB PROGRAMS FACE MULTIPLE CHALLENGES AROUND GOVERNANCE AND OVERSIGHT, OIG SAYS

LESOTHO’S HIV AND TB PROGRAMS FACE MULTIPLE CHALLENGES AROUND GOVERNANCE AND OVERSIGHT, OIG SAYS

The Office of the Inspector General’s first audit of Global Fund grants to Lesotho concluded that quality of services overall was ‘partially effective’ but that program oversight and governance ‘need significant improvement’. The audit report, published on 28 February, paints a picture of fragmented HIV and TB programs, implemented by two Principal Recipients (the Ministry of Health and Pact) whose…

OIG AUDIT SHOWS COST SAVINGS FROM GLOBAL HEALTH CAMPUS PROJECT EXCEED EXPECTATIONS

OIG AUDIT SHOWS COST SAVINGS FROM GLOBAL HEALTH CAMPUS PROJECT EXCEED EXPECTATIONS

The first audit by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the Global Health Campus (GHC) concludes that the ‘project’ of sharing both costs and risks among several global health partners has been more effective than originally anticipated. “Significant cost savings” have been realized, the audit report said, highlighting a decrease of 41% in the Global Fund’s annual running…

NEW WHO GUIDELINES RELEASED ON WORLD TB DAY 2020 AIM TO SCALE UP PREVENTIVE TREATMENT

NEW WHO GUIDELINES RELEASED ON WORLD TB DAY 2020 AIM TO SCALE UP PREVENTIVE TREATMENT

The first audit by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the Global Health Campus (GHC) concludes that the ‘project’ of sharing both costs and risks among several global health partners has been more effective than originally anticipated. “Significant cost savings” have been realized, the audit report said, highlighting a decrease of 41% in the Global Fund’s annual running…

PEPFAR’S 3.0 HIV TESTING POLICY IN CÔTE D’IVOIRE REVEALS FRAGMENTATION, ACCELERATION AND DISCONNECTION

PEPFAR’S 3.0 HIV TESTING POLICY IN CÔTE D’IVOIRE REVEALS FRAGMENTATION, ACCELERATION AND DISCONNECTION

HIV testing is still the number one challenge in terms of controlling the HIV epidemic by 2030. Despite significant progress since the early 2000s tied to massive investments made by the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, it is now estimated that only 79% of people living with HIV…

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