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Call for nominations: Community, Rights, and Gender Advisory Group

23 May 2016

The Community, Rights, and Gender Department of The Global Fund has issued a call for nominations for membership on its Community, Rights, and Gender Advisory Group. The group serves as a platform for the exchange of ideas and initiatives, and to consult on approaches with regards to the development and implementation of Global Fund strategies and policies related to community responses and systems, key populations, and gender.

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Strategic focus on rights and gender in new Strategy seen as vital for scaling up coverage of key and vulnerable populations

20 May 2016

A focus on human rights and gender equality is front and centre in The Global Fund’s new strategy for 2017-2022.

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If we want to end HIV, TB, and malaria, we need to do more to reduce human rights barriers

10 May 2016

A report recently released by UNAIDS indicated that with increased domestic and international investment, the HIV epidemic can be ended by 2030. That’s not the first time we have heard that message.

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Community, rights and gender issues have a higher profile, but challenges remain in demonstrating impact

5 May 2016
CGR issues received a big boost in the Fund’s new Strategy 2017-2022

The Global Fund has been successful at raising awareness about the importance of community, rights, and gender (CRG) and promoting the inclusion of CRG issues in country dialogues and concept notes. However, challenges remain in translating these achievements into impact in programs on the ground.

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On KPIs, four 2015 performance targets were missed

27 Apr 2016
Eight of the 13 KPIs show strong performance

The Global Fund has failed to meet its 2015 targets on access to funding, value for money, resource mobilization, and human rights protection. The Fund is also unlikely to meet its 2016 target for health system strengthening.

This information was contained in a paper on the results of the Fund’s key performance indicator targets presented to the Board at its meting in Abidjan on 26-27 April.  

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Board adopts new Strategy for 2017-2022: “Investing to End Epidemics”

27 Apr 2016
Increased emphasis on health systems, human rights and gender equality

The Global Fund Board has approved a strategy to guide the organization for the next six years.

“The Global Fund Strategy 2017-2022: Investing to End Epidemics” – is built around four strategic objectives, as follows:

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The Global Fund submits position paper to U.N. special session on the world drug problem

12 Apr 2016

Current drug control policy undermines, rather than supports, the reach and impact of health programs for people who use drugs. Experience and evidence show that the international community could dramatically improve health and human rights outcomes.

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Recommendations for transitioning countries made available

31 Mar 2016
APMGlobal Health and Aidspan release a paper on transition

APMGlobal Health and Aidspan have jointly released recommendations for countries transitioning from Global Fund support. The recommendations are contained in a paper entitled Transitions from donor funding to domestic reliance for HIV responses.

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Sustainability is about more than just money, study says

1 Feb 2016
Political will and respect for human rights are among the other factors that need to be considered

Planning for how programs will be sustained after The Global Fund (or any other donor) has withdrawn from a country – or is anticipated to withdraw, sooner or later – must take into account more than just where the money will come from.

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Let’s shift our thinking: Tailoring Global Fund support to country needs

7 Jan 2016
The recently adopted Global Fund Strategic Framework 2017-2022 sets important parameters for the partnership to support countries in ending the three epidemics. The new strategic framework will strengthen systems for universal health coverage in line with the Sustainable Developments Goals. It focuses our efforts on those countries and populations with the greatest needs, and challenges us to find tailored (i.e.

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