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December 2020

The Global Fund Board has approved funding for another batch of interventions from the Register of Unfunded Quality Demand. These awards allow the Fund to fill gaps in services in countries whose original requests for funding from the 2017-2019 allocations did not cover all of their immediate needs. These revisions...

15 Dec 2020
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November 2020

The Board has approved changes to the composition of each of its standing committees – two voting members will be added to each of the Strategy Committee, the Audit and Finance Committee and the Ethics and Governance Committee. The Board also approved changes to the selection processes for both the leadership and...

29 Nov 2020
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February 2020

This edition’s ‘Of Interest’ focuses on a new, consolidated Global Fund grant in North Korea, the Technical Evaluation Reference Group’s thematic review of the Sustainability, Transition and Co-financing policy, and an opinion on Universal Health Coverage in the age of Coronavirus.

12 Feb 2020
OF INTEREST

Venezuela has received a $19.8-million allocation from the Global Fund for a 3-year malaria grant, the first non-‘emergency’ Global Fund funding that the country has received. The allocation letter to Venezuela, which differs from typical letters sent to implementing countries, sets forth expectations from the...

12 Feb 2020
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Venezuela has received a $19.8-million allocation from the Global Fund for a 3-year malaria grant, the first non-‘emergency’ Global Fund funding that the country has received. The allocation letter to Venezuela, which differs from typical letters sent to implementing countries, sets forth expectations from the Global Fund for how the grant will be designed and implemented, given the challenges and opportunities that the funding arrangement and political climate present. Civil society advocates and technical experts shared with the GFO their reactions to the letter.

1: NEWS

The Asia Pacific Council of AIDS Service Organizations has published a report based on a survey across seven countries in the region, examining the degree and nature of civil society and community engagement in the Global Fund’s country dialogue processes. The report notes overall improvement compared to 2015, but highlights the persistence of some of the same issues, and makes recommendations to address them.

2: REPORT

The Global Fund supports more than half of all long-lasting insecticide-treated nets distributed globally, to countries fighting malaria. The Global Fund therefore has considerable market influence, not only in terms of price but also in making the nets more accessible. Global deliveries of long-lasting insecticide-treated nets follow malaria epidemic trends; countries with a higher malaria burden receive more nets. Sub-Saharan Africa, the region with the highest malaria burden globally, received 86% of these nets delivered globally, between 2004 and the second quarter of 2019. 

3: ANALYSIS

A health-rights activist poses the question of whether the Global Fund’s HIV care and treatment indicators focus too much on the numbers and too little on the quality of the overall treatment and on biological monitoring. While acknowledging the Global Fund’s imperatives to deliver ART as well as financial resource limitations, the consequence of this focus, he says, is a reduction in the weight given to already under-funded community interventions.

4: ANALYSIS AND COMMENTARY

This edition’s ‘Of Interest’ focuses on a new, consolidated Global Fund grant in North Korea, the Technical Evaluation Reference Group’s thematic review of the Sustainability, Transition and Co-financing policy, and an opinion on Universal Health Coverage in the age of Coronavirus.

5: OF INTEREST