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AS FOR HIV PANDEMIC, TRUCK DRIVERS AT HIGH RISK OF CONTRACTING AND TRANSMITTING COVID-19 IN EAST AFRICA

AS FOR HIV PANDEMIC, TRUCK DRIVERS AT HIGH RISK OF CONTRACTING AND TRANSMITTING COVID-19 IN EAST AFRICA

Countries in East Africa are among those with the highest prevalence of HIV in the world and with the highest numbers of HIV positive persons. Mobile populations, among them are truck drivers, play a significant role in the spread of both COVID-19 and HIV pandemics. The East African Community partners comprises six countries:  Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and…

OIG AUDIT OF GLOBAL FUND GRANTS TO SOUTH SUDAN HIGHLIGHTS THAT RISK MITIGATION “NEEDS SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT”

OIG AUDIT OF GLOBAL FUND GRANTS TO SOUTH SUDAN HIGHLIGHTS THAT RISK MITIGATION “NEEDS SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT”

The Global Fund’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG), in its second audit of Global Fund grants to South Sudan, found that the country has made progress across the three diseases despite facing long-standing political instability, economic dependence on oil, and inadequate capacity of human resources for health. The number of people living with HIV who are on antiretroviral treatment…

Global Fund Board approves $46.4 million in interventions from the UQD Register

Global Fund Board approves $46.4 million in interventions from the UQD Register

On 27 September 2019, by electronic vote, the Global Fund Board approved funding for interventions from the Register of Unfunded Quality Demand (UQD) valued at $46.4 million for nine grants in five countries (see Table). Most of the funds for these awards come from a portfolio-optimization exercise that was carried out in April 2019 for the 2017-2019 allocation cycle. The largest…

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