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THE GLOBAL FUND ADDS THREE NEW PRIORITY AREAS OF MATCHING FUNDS

THE GLOBAL FUND ADDS THREE NEW PRIORITY AREAS OF MATCHING FUNDS

The Global Fund adds three new priority areas of matching funds Matching funds are an additional funding stream that the Global Fund provides to selected countries to incentivize these countries to allocate more resources from their Global Fund allocation to its pre-determined strategic priority areas. For the 2020-2022 cycle, the Global Fund has allocated $317 million as matching funds to…

THE GRANT OPERATING SYSTEM OF THE GLOBAL FUND IS “PARTIALLY EFFECTIVE,” SAYS OIG

THE GRANT OPERATING SYSTEM OF THE GLOBAL FUND IS “PARTIALLY EFFECTIVE,” SAYS OIG

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) published a first audit of the Global Fund’s Grant Operating System (GOS) on 3 June 2020. Developed by external vendors, the GOS is a customized enterprise resource planning tool on a cloud-based platform that the Secretariat uses to manage and monitor grants. In 2016, the Secretariat created Project AIM (Accelerated Integration Management) to…

THE GLOBAL FUND AND OTHER GLOBAL ACTORS NEED TO ENSURE COUNTRIES UPHOLD HUMAN RIGHTS WHEN RESPONDING TO COVID-19

THE GLOBAL FUND AND OTHER GLOBAL ACTORS NEED TO ENSURE COUNTRIES UPHOLD HUMAN RIGHTS WHEN RESPONDING TO COVID-19

Since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic on 11 March 2020, countries all over the world have instituted containment measures. These included restricting movement of people, completely or partially locking down cities, regions, or states, banning travel, imposing curfews, quarantining people exposed to the disease, and isolating those confirmed to have contracted it. Such measures aim to ensure…

“THE TRP IS STILL REVIEWING A NUMBER OF GENDER-BLIND FUNDING REQUESTS.”

“THE TRP IS STILL REVIEWING A NUMBER OF GENDER-BLIND FUNDING REQUESTS.”

The country dialogue process and the preparation of funding requests is either underway or complete in most Global Fund recipient countries. This article looks at whether gender is being considered in country discussions and how these discussions translate into differentiated needs and approaches in funding requests. Two-thirds of new HIV infections affect girls and women worldwide. Harmful practices against women…

NEW HIV INFECTIONS AND HIV-RELATED DEATHS ARE ON THE RISE IN PAKISTAN, SAYS OIG

NEW HIV INFECTIONS AND HIV-RELATED DEATHS ARE ON THE RISE IN PAKISTAN, SAYS OIG

In its second routine audit of Global Fund grants in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the Global Fund’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) found that the country had made good progress in the fight against malaria. However, significant challenges remain in the Tuberculosis (TB) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) responses. The audit found that the TB case detection rate…

COVID-19 DISRUPTS IMPLEMENTATION OF GLOBAL FUND GRANTS AND DEVELOPMENT OF FUNDING REQUESTS

COVID-19 DISRUPTS IMPLEMENTATION OF GLOBAL FUND GRANTS AND DEVELOPMENT OF FUNDING REQUESTS

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has disrupted service delivery for HIV, tuberculosis (TB), and malaria programs, according to recent survey results of Global Fund-supported programs across 106 countries published on 17 June 2020. Disruptions have affected approximately three-quarters of HIV, TB, and malaria programs. Countries in Latin America, and the Caribbean, as well as those with a high burden of the…

FUNDING REQUESTS SUBMITTED TO THE GLOBAL FUND LACK AMBITION AND STRATEGIC INVESTMENT, SAYS TECHNICAL REVIEW PANEL

FUNDING REQUESTS SUBMITTED TO THE GLOBAL FUND LACK AMBITION AND STRATEGIC INVESTMENT, SAYS TECHNICAL REVIEW PANEL

On 9 June, the Technical Review Panel (TRP) published its analysis of the first 45 funding requests for funding submitted over the last 2 months, based on three criteria: strategic focus, technical soundness and potential for impact. Its conclusions are similar to those already set out by the previous TRP analysis, recorded in a report analyzed by Aidspan in January 2020….

OIG INVESTIGATION OF GLOBAL FUND GRANTS TO SIERRA LEONE FINDS FRAUD, COLLUSION, AND NON-COMPLIANT PROCUREMENTS

OIG INVESTIGATION OF GLOBAL FUND GRANTS TO SIERRA LEONE FINDS FRAUD, COLLUSION, AND NON-COMPLIANT PROCUREMENTS

In an investigation report published on 23 April 2020, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) found fraud, collusion, non-compliant procurements, and overcharging in Global Fund HIV, Tuberculosis (TB), Malaria, and health system strengthening (HSS) grants to Sierra Leone. The OIG found theft, fraud, and non-compliant expenditures in the Global Fund-supported Community Health Workers’ (CHWs) training. Also, the OIG noted…

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