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THE GLOBAL FUND WILL HELP COUNTRIES PROCURE COVID-19 DIAGNOSTICS

THE GLOBAL FUND WILL HELP COUNTRIES PROCURE COVID-19 DIAGNOSTICS

Question and Answers: Supporting Countries and Grants during the COVID-19 Pandemic Questions and Answers: COVID-19 Response Mechanism The Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria has provided its implementing countries with two pathways to access resources to fight COVID-19. The first one is through flexibility of the existing grants and the second one is through the newly created COVID-19 Response…

THE GLOBAL FUND TECHNICAL REVIEW PANEL PRAISES INNOVATIVE FUNDING REQUESTS AND WORRIES ABOUT IMPACT OF COVID-19

THE GLOBAL FUND TECHNICAL REVIEW PANEL PRAISES INNOVATIVE FUNDING REQUESTS AND WORRIES ABOUT IMPACT OF COVID-19

The Technical Review Panel (TRP’s) has just completed its assessment of the funding requests submitted within the first window in March. It is sending notifications to the Secretariat’s country teams and the Country Coordinating Mechanisms (CCMs). Due to the disruptions caused by COVID-19, the TRP worked remotely to assess funding requests. This article presents the TRP’s preliminary observations on window…

FRENCH-SPEAKING AFRICAN COUNTRIES NOT ON TRACK IN SPENDING THEIR GLOBAL FUND GRANTS FROM 2017-2019 ALLOCATION PERIOD

FRENCH-SPEAKING AFRICAN COUNTRIES NOT ON TRACK IN SPENDING THEIR GLOBAL FUND GRANTS FROM 2017-2019 ALLOCATION PERIOD

The full absorption of grants is currently a top priority for the Global Fund and its recipient countries. This year marks the last year of grant implementation for 70% of active grants; the remaining 30% of the Global Fund’s grants will end in 2021 or 2022. The concern about absorption stems from a history of low absorption among recipient countries,…

AS FOR HIV PANDEMIC, TRUCK DRIVERS AT HIGH RISK OF CONTRACTING AND TRANSMITTING COVID-19 IN EAST AFRICA

AS FOR HIV PANDEMIC, TRUCK DRIVERS AT HIGH RISK OF CONTRACTING AND TRANSMITTING COVID-19 IN EAST AFRICA

Countries in East Africa are among those with the highest prevalence of HIV in the world and with the highest numbers of HIV positive persons. Mobile populations, among them are truck drivers, play a significant role in the spread of both COVID-19 and HIV pandemics. The East African Community partners comprises six countries:  Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and…

GLOBAL FUND-SUPPORTED NEW IMPLEMENTATION ARRANGEMENTS AND COMMUNITY INTERVENTIONS IN CÔTE D’IVOIRE ARE ‘PARTIALLY EFFECTIVE’, OIG SAYS

GLOBAL FUND-SUPPORTED NEW IMPLEMENTATION ARRANGEMENTS AND COMMUNITY INTERVENTIONS IN CÔTE D’IVOIRE ARE ‘PARTIALLY EFFECTIVE’, OIG SAYS

In this second audit of Global Fund grants to Côte d’Ivoire, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) found that the newly created program management unit lacks a clearly defined vision and that health commodities at health facility level are not safe from shrinkage. Also, Côte d’Ivoire has made little progress against malaria targets, and HIV and tuberculosis (TB) interventions require…

HEAD OF POLICY, HEALTH DIPLOMACY AND COMMUNICATION FOR THE AFRICA CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION SAYS TESTING AND SUPPLIES REMAIN AFRICAN COUNTRIES’ TOP CHALLENGES IN FIGHTING COVID-19

HEAD OF POLICY, HEALTH DIPLOMACY AND COMMUNICATION FOR THE AFRICA CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION SAYS TESTING AND SUPPLIES REMAIN AFRICAN COUNTRIES’ TOP CHALLENGES IN FIGHTING COVID-19

Dr Benjamin Djoudalbaye, M.D., MSc, MPH is the Head of Policy, Health Diplomacy and Communication for the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and also also acting Head of the Division of AIDS/TB and other Infectious Diseases at the Africa Union Commission. The CDC’s establishment by the African Union in December 2016 was triggered by the 2014 Ebola outbreak…

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