Currency fluctuations are a major concern for Global Fund stakeholders, particularly recipient countries whose domestic currency can experience significant shifts over relatively short periods of time. The strength of both the US dollar and the Euro in recent years has further exacerbated this issue for many countries.
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Des ateliers BACKUP en Afrique étudient les goulots d’étranglement dans la mise en œuvre des subventions du Fonds mondial
The two TB/HIV grants to Malawi which the Board approved on 17 October do not differ significantly from the funding request, which was submitted on 20 March 2017. GFO detailed the contents of the request in an article in GFO 316 on 19 July.
Malawi’s TB/HIV funding request to the Global Fund ensures no treatment disruption, increases services to key populations
On 20 March 2017, Malawi’s country coordinating mechanism (CCM) submitted a joint TB/HIV funding request to the Global Fund for $384.8 million, along with a prioritized above-allocation request (PAAR) of $115.0 million, for a total request of just under a half-billion dollars.
The Global Fund’s I Speak Out Now! campaign encourages the reporting of fraud and corruption easily through online reporting
On International Anti-Corruption day, 09 December 2015, the Global Fund's Office of the Inspector General (OIG) launched its campaign to raise awareness about fraud and abuse of Global Fund money.
The OIG last reviewed Malawi in 2010 with that audit being published in August 2012. That audit identified weaknesses in financial management, sub-recipient management, procurement and supply chain management. Malawi has since had to repay $3.3 million of the $36 million it utilized due to findings of improper spending unearthed by a 2012 audit.
I had the privilege of attending my first Global Fund Replenishment meeting last month in Montreal, Canada, as a GFO correspondent. My reports on the formal meeting and side events appeared in GFO 296. The event was split over two days: an afternoon of speeches and a pledging session, in which countries, one-by-one, announc
New global fund to fight malaria and other tropical diseases
Malgré des inquiétudes concernant la capacité du Malawi à absorber les subventions, le pays recevra 37 millions de dollars supplémentaires pour son programme VIH, portant le total de l’allocation dans le cadre du nouveau modèle de financement à un montant de plus de 611 millions de dollars.