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Allocation letter reflects country’s challenging context and atypical implementation arrangements
Latin America and Caribbean constituency expresses concerns following Global Fund’s 41st Board meeting
Issues include allocation methodology, and key populations during countries’ transitions
The decisions of the Global Fund at its 41st Board meeting contributed to a commitment to reviewing the key performance indicators and expected results before the upcoming Replenishment pledging conference, to be held in Lyon, France in October 2019, and accelerating efforts towards ending AIDS, TB and Malaria.
New report says medicines have arrived, but not been distributed
LAC region remains overly dependent on funding from the Global Fund and other external donors, says new report
Need for better transition planning
Tool developed by Global Fund and APMG Health used in transitioning countries to assess sustainability of services for key populations
Piloted in LAC region, tool is used to evaluate whether CSOs can use government resources to provide services
Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) activists have been sounding the alarm for several years about what they perceive as systematic neglect of the region by the Global Fund. “We are the victims of our successes,” they say to highlight the fact that the Global Fund’s de-prioritization of the region is not a by-product of poor performance but rather a consequence of the current political climate.
Catastrophe in Venezuela imperils the achievement of the Global Fund Strategy (2017-2022), says new report
Calls on Global Fund to lead a comprehensive regional response
Venezuela is in the middle of an unprecedented, state-made, complex humanitarian emergency. The public health crisis, which is just a symptom of the larger unraveling that is unfolding, has reached extreme levels. Essentials like soap and gloves have vanished from hospital floors. Life-saving medications are sometimes only available on the black market and cost half a month’s wages.
The Global Fund defines absorptive capacity as the percentage of actual expenditure compared to the total grant budget. Countries have long reported various policy and operational barriers that hinder their ability to fully absorb donor funds.
Joint statement of constituencies for the 36th Global Fund Board outlines problems and provides general recommendations
Prior to the Global Fund’s recent Board Meeting, the EECA and EMR Constituencies submitted a common statement for the 36th meeting of the Global Fund Board. The statement argued that both the alarming epidemiologic situation in the EECA, along with the envisioned decrease in funding might affect the sustainability of the positive results already achieved worldwide (in the frames of MDG-6 in combating AIDS).
AIDS Healthcare Foundation has been the loudest voice
Reaction to the size of The Global Fund’s 5th Replenishment target has been somewhat muted so far, despite the fact that at $13 billion, it is $2 billion lower than the target for the last replenishment, and despite the global push to ending the epidemics by 2030 as set out in the Sustainable Development Goals.