A Chinese NGO has called on the Global Fund to "continue to freeze" funding to the Chinese government for HIV.
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Briefing notes on how to integrate drug use initiatives in Round 11 proposals
The International Harm Reduction Network has produced briefing notes for Round 11 applicants on how to integrate initiatives related to drug use into their proposals The briefing notes, which are available in English and Russian, cover five topics:
In Indonesia, the dependency of the government on foreign aid is a matter of great concern. Global Fund money is used by the government as an excuse not to allocate government funding for HIV prevention, treatment, care and support.
This article contains the text of an address by Jaqueline Lima at the opening plenary of the Global Fund 4th Partnership Forum held in São Paulo, Brazil on 28-30 June 2011. Jaqueline, a young Brazilian, shares her story as an HIV-positive mother who gave birth to a HIV-negative boy. The address was given in Portuguese; this text is a translation.
When is the Global Fund finally going to make it easier for Non-CCMs to apply to the Fund to address the needs of vulnerable populations that have been left out of the national response?
People living with HIV are present on CCMs, but often lack genuine access to decision-making. Key affected populations are often absent from CCMs. CCM members (not just government representatives) are often unable or unwilling to create the conditions needed for the meaningful participation of these populations.
On 1 September 2010, the Global Fund Board approved a continuity of services (COS) application from the Russian Federation for a Round 4 HIV grant, in the amount of $16,623,895, for the period from 1 September 2010 to 31 August 2011.
The Global Fund last month discontinued funding for Years 4 and 5 of Zambia's Round 4 HIV/AIDS grant because the PR - the Ministry of Finance and National Planning - failed to meet the conditions imposed when Phase 2 of the grant was approved in 2008. The conditions were that the PR utilise at least 50% of the grant funds disbursed in Year 3, and that an overall rating of B1 or higher be achieved during Year 3.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a technical guidance brief on "Addressing Gender Inequalities: Strengthening HIV/AIDS Programming for Women and Girls" in Global Fund proposals.
The Global Fund is hoping that its Born HIV Free campaign will not only mobilise public support for a world where no child is born with HIV, but will also persuade donor countries to give more to the Fund at the Third Replenishment meeting in New York on 4-5 October 2010.