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INCREASED PUBLIC AWARENESS AND FUNDING NEEDED AS COVID-19 THREATENS TO CAUSE A RESURGENCE OF HIV, TB AND MALARIA

INCREASED PUBLIC AWARENESS AND FUNDING NEEDED AS COVID-19 THREATENS TO CAUSE A RESURGENCE OF HIV, TB AND MALARIA

According to an article published in the Nature Research Journal on 12 August 2020, countries need to mobilize additional funding for the three diseases (HIV, tuberculosis (TB), and malaria), and raise public awareness of the rising threat of COVID-19 to their treatment programs if they wish to prevent a resurgence of the diseases due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Researchers also need to…

THE GLOBAL FUND’S WAMBO.ORG HELPS COUNTRIES PROCURE PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT AND COVID-19 DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

THE GLOBAL FUND’S WAMBO.ORG HELPS COUNTRIES PROCURE PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT AND COVID-19 DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

The global demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) to curb the spread of COVID-19, ventilators, and testing supplies continues to outstrip the supply. At the onset of the pandemic, three countries produced about 40% of the global supplies of PPE. With the pandemic, at least 47 countries implemented some form of export restrictions on those items. The increased demand accompanied…

ONGOING ATTEMPT TO CHANGE KENYA’S NON-STATE PRINCIPAL RECIPIENTS DERAIL FUNDING REQUEST SUBMISSION

ONGOING ATTEMPT TO CHANGE KENYA’S NON-STATE PRINCIPAL RECIPIENTS DERAIL FUNDING REQUEST SUBMISSION

As Global Fund grants will soon start a new 2021-2024 implementation cycle, the Kenya Coordinating Mechanism (KCM) exerted its prerogative to select non-State Principal Recipients (PR) for the HIV, tuberculosis (TB), and malaria grants. The decision was met with dissent from civil society organizations. At the time of publication, the KCM had not publicly announced the non-state Principal Recipients for…

THE GLOBAL FUND REFLECTS ON ITS PROGRESS THUS FAR, ASSESSES THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 AND INVOKES THE ADDITIONAL SAFEGUARD POLICY ON PAKISTAN

THE GLOBAL FUND REFLECTS ON ITS PROGRESS THUS FAR, ASSESSES THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 AND INVOKES THE ADDITIONAL SAFEGUARD POLICY ON PAKISTAN

The Global Fund: Results Report 2020 The Global Fund’s results report stated that, with its partners, they saved 38 million lives from AIDS, tubercolosis (TB), and malaria across the world since 2002 (when the Global Fund was established). About six million lives were saved in 2019 alone. In other words, without Global Fund interventions, six million people would have died. The report,…

SCHOOL CLOSURES HEIGHTEN THE RISKS OF UNWANTED PREGNANCY AND CONTRACTING HIV FOR ADOLESCENT GIRLS AND YOUNG WOMEN

SCHOOL CLOSURES HEIGHTEN THE RISKS OF UNWANTED PREGNANCY AND CONTRACTING HIV FOR ADOLESCENT GIRLS AND YOUNG WOMEN

The COVID-19 pandemic led to the closure of schools in most countries as a measure to slow the spread of the virus. A side effect of these closures is that they deprive young people of the social protection that school offers and exposed them to risks of sexual violence and abuse at home, child marriages, and unwanted pregnancies. Lockdowns and…

NIGERIAN CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS WANT THE COUNTRY TO EXIT THE GLOBAL FUND ADDITIONAL SAFEGUARD POLICY

NIGERIAN CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS WANT THE COUNTRY TO EXIT THE GLOBAL FUND ADDITIONAL SAFEGUARD POLICY

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is a global health partnership that pools resources from donor countries, foundations, private organizations, and philanthropists to support developing countries to address HIV, tuberculosis and malaria epidemics, whilst strengthening their health systems for optimum impact and sustainability. Presently, over 100 countries are receiving support from the Global Fund. Nigeria has been…

COUNTRIES SHOULD BE ABLE TO EXIT FROM THE GLOBAL FUND ADDITIONAL SAFEGUARD POLICY

COUNTRIES SHOULD BE ABLE TO EXIT FROM THE GLOBAL FUND ADDITIONAL SAFEGUARD POLICY

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria gives grants to more than 100 countries. The Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM), which comprises representatives of State, civil society, key populations, and other stakeholders usually select Principal Recipients (PRs) to administer these grants. The PRs are implementers, and are generally state institutions like the Ministry of Health or non-state actors like non-governmental…

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