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A SILVER LINING IN THE FACE OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

A SILVER LINING IN THE FACE OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has caused havoc across various sectors all over the world. The pandemic has strained healthcare systems and caused the loss of lives and livelihoods. However, the disruptions caused by the pandemic have catalyzed actions that will likely outlive the pandemic. Some of the interventions that most governments, private sectors, and civil societies, have put…

THE GLOBAL FUND PUBLISHED REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS TO SELECT TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROVIDERS

THE GLOBAL FUND PUBLISHED REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS TO SELECT TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROVIDERS

The Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria published six requests for proposals (RFPs) to select technical assistance providers for its Community, Rights, and Gender (CRG) program. The program supports civil society and community organizations in meaningfully engaging with the Global Fund, during the grant’s lifecycle. The technical assistance providers will deliver short- and long-term capacity building for different…

THE SELECTION OF THE GLOBAL FUND’S NEW OMBUDSMAN REQUIRES CAREFUL CONSIDERATION

THE SELECTION OF THE GLOBAL FUND’S NEW OMBUDSMAN REQUIRES CAREFUL CONSIDERATION

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria is selecting its next Ombudsman. The Secretariat advertised the position and requested applications (TGF-20-049) to be submitted by 7 August 2020. The Terms of Reference (TORs) list the tasks of the Ombudsman. These include “informal conflict resolution and identification of trends, issues, and concerns within the work environment at the Global…

THE SOUTH EAST ASIA CONSTITUENCY OF THE GLOBAL FUND MET VIRTUALLY TO DISCUSS THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE NEW GLOBAL FUND STRATEGY

THE SOUTH EAST ASIA CONSTITUENCY OF THE GLOBAL FUND MET VIRTUALLY TO DISCUSS THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE NEW GLOBAL FUND STRATEGY

On 20 August 2020, the South East Asia (SEA) Constituency of the Global Fund held its first meeting for the 2020-2022 term virtually, via video conference. The SEA constituency provides a platform to governments, the private sector, and people infected and affected by HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria, from 11 countries in the region, to voice their concerns to the Global…

OTHER NEWS RELATING TO THE GLOBAL FUND PARTNERSHIP AND COVID-19

OTHER NEWS RELATING TO THE GLOBAL FUND PARTNERSHIP AND COVID-19

Modeling studies done in March had predicted that, in a worst-case scenario, the COVID-19 pandemic could cause more than double the number of malaria deaths reported in 2018 (405 000). However, a recent article by Science notes that the pandemic has not had the projected impact on the malaria response. Initially, African countries had suspended malaria bed net distribution campaigns, and there were fears that clinics…

THE GLOBAL FUND’S COVID-19 EMERGENCY FUNDING IS RUNNING OUT

THE GLOBAL FUND’S COVID-19 EMERGENCY FUNDING IS RUNNING OUT

Since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 a pandemic on 11 March, governments, the private sector, and multilateral institutions have raised millions of dollars to support its response. The Global Fund was no exception. It quickly made $1 billion available to protect the gains made in the fight against HIV, tuberculosis (TB), and malaria and to mitigate the impact of the pandemic:…

CORRUPTION, FRAUD AND DISINFORMATION DURING THE CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019: HEIGHTENED VIGILANCE IS NECESSARY

CORRUPTION, FRAUD AND DISINFORMATION DURING THE CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019: HEIGHTENED VIGILANCE IS NECESSARY

Corruption and development aid are recurring issues in the discussion about the effectiveness of aid, and it is often debated whether aid governance strengthens or weakens transparency and accountability mechanisms. International donors have progressively developed tools to track the use of funding, and analyze and assess the processes that are at high risk of corruption, in particular the procurement of…

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