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As for HIV pandemic, truck drivers at high risk of contracting and transmitting COVID-19 in East Africa
Protecting truck drivers from COVID-19 and HIV requires regional cooperation
German development agency and Global Fund train three more African countries in strengthening health systems
The COVID-19 crisis highlights the critical importance of health systems
Global Fund Country Coordinating Mechanism evolution initiative: Mid-term lessons from Tanzania, Niger, Uganda and Burundi
Mid-point results mixed, suggest room for improvement in implementation
The Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) evolution initiative aims to strengthen CCMs’ performance in four areas: their internal functioning, oversight of the grants, engagement between the CCM and its constituency members, and linkages with other national governance bodies.
Independent research in Eastern and Southern Africa identifies opportunities to improve effectiveness of Global Fund processes
'Synthesis report' focuses on grants in Malawi, Tanzania and Zimbabwe
Tanzania National Coordinating Mechanism aspires to become best-practice model for Global Fund's CCM evolution initiative
18 pilot countries are included in the first phase of the Global Fund’s “evolution approach”
When the Global Fund Secretariat, through its CCM Evolution project, invited embers of the Tanzania National Coordinating Mechanism (TNCM) to stakeholder consultations in 2017, it captured the attention of TNCM stakeholders.
Global Fund multi-country program in East Africa spearheads trip to China to learn about harm reduction technologies
Government officials and Global Fund implementers from Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda traveled to China to learn about local innovations in methadone maintenance therapy
Men who have sex with men continue to face problems accessing services
A follow-up audit of three grants to Tanzania has found that although Tanzania continues to make progress against the three diseases, quality of service issues persist, particularly in the HIV program. The audit also found that men who have sex with men (MSM) continue to face major barriers accessing services.
Funding request identifies vulnerable groups for TB
Mainland Tanzania submitted a funding request for its HIV and TB components that resulted in the Global Fund Board approving three grants, including a TB/HIV grant to a civil society principal recipient (PR) –– AMREF Health Africa. The Ministry of Finance and Planning (MOFP) was awarded an HIV grant and a TB grant.
In Tanzania, 13 people attending a meeting are arrested for allegedly promoting homosexuality; operations of a Global Fund SR are suspended
No charges have yet been laid
Editor’s note: This is a “late breaking story,” as they say. There will likely have been more developments by the time you read this.
Two new civil society PRs will implement new and innovative programs
Tanzania has requested $703.4 million from the Global Fund for its HIV, TB and malaria programs as well as for building resilient and sustainable systems for health (RSSH). The country submitted an integrated TB/HIV funding request as well as a malaria/RSSH request, both on 23 May 2017. The TB/HIV funding request was for $426.3 million, of which $38.4 million was a prioritized above allocation request (PAAR).