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Will the Global Fund uphold its principles in this emergency context?
UNAIDS technical support identifies human rights, gender barriers and strengthens Global Fund grants
Stigma indices and gender assessments have generated critical evidence
Sir Elton John joins Replenishment appeal, Japan’s Replenishment pledge, #FillUpTheFund campaign launch, Botswana’s landmark ruling on LGBT rights, South Africa’s ‘human rights’ plan for TB and HIV
Sir Elton John joins President Emmanuel Macron in calling for a $14-billion Global Fund Replenishment
Global Fund has achieved generally positive results against its performance targets, report to 41st Board says
Absorptive capacity improved; number of new infections and cases is one area needing improvement
The Global Fund has achieved generally positive results against its key performance indicator (KPI) targets, according to a report on strategic performance prepared for the Board meeting on 15-16 May.
Partnership aims to reduce barriers to accessing health services in 20 focus countries
On April 4, ICASO and APCASO announced a partnership to provide technical assistance to implementers of Global Fund-supported programs, to reduce barriers preventing people from accessing HIV, tuberculosis and malaria services.
Two grants in the EECA and one in West and Central Africa were valued collectively at $24 million
Among the grants approved by the Global Fund Board on 21 December 2018 (see GFO article) were three multi-country grants. Two of the grants were for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA); the third was for West and Central Africa. (See table.)
Three multi-country grants valued at $24 million also approved
On 21 December 2018, the Global Fund Board approved 16 country grants worth $229.4 million. It also approved three multi-country grants valued at $24.0 million. The Board was acting on the recommendations of the Technical Review Panel (TRP) and the Grant Approvals Committee (GAC).
Since the mechanism's launch in 2015, no complaints have been received
In April 2015, the Global Fund’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) launched a human rights complaints mechanism through which anybody can report human rights violations in the context of a Global Fund-supported program. However, in over three years, not a single complaint has been received via the mechanism. A year after the mechanism went live, the Fund began wondering why.
Aidspan staff 24 April 2018
TB prevalence in mining areas is 3-7 times that of the general population
Among the grants approved by the Board recently was a multi-country TB grant for the Southern African Regional TB in the Mining Sector (TIMS) Program. In this article, we report on the comments from the Technical Review Panel (TRP) and the Grants Approvals Committee (GAC) on the funding request from which this grant emanated.