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New funding model brings promising change as African countries request millions for key populations

27 Jan 2015

There is mounting evidence that within southern Africa’s generalized HIV epidemic there are under-estimated concentrated epidemics among key affected populations (KAPs) such as sex workers and men who have sex with men (MSM).


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Morocco's open campaign against a secret epidemic starts with diagnosis

27 Oct 2014
Finding the estimated 20,000 people who are unknowing carriers of HIV is the key to containing the epidemic

Objectively, Morocco's HIV indicators paint a relatively reassuring picture of a country only grazed lightly by an epidemic that has had ruinous consequences elsewhere in Africa.


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Hard choices in Russia as the final HIV grant proposal is submitted

18 Sep 2014
Stakeholders grappling with priorities: services or advocacy?

The concept note delivered on 8 September for Russia's last HIV grant from the Global Fund was a perfect illustration of the conundrum facing a growing number of Eastern European/Central Asian countries: how to do more with less to fight a widening HIV epidemic.


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Mesoamerica and Hispaniola countries meet on malaria initiative

19 Mar 2014
The EMMIE program will receive $10 million from the Global Fund for 2014-2016

Ten countries included in a $10-million Global Fund regional initiative spanning Mesoamerica and Hispaniola met on 28 February to develop new ways to evolve national malaria strategies away from control towards pre-elimination and elimination of the disease. The countries have set a regional goal to eliminate malaria by 2020.


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HIV spreading in Asia, including among Global Fund High Impact countries

11 Feb 2014
Lack of progress raises questions about targeting of HIV response

A UNAIDS special report released in November has warned of a risk that regional progress in Asia and the Pacific in stemming the spread of HIV is stagnating, recommending a closer look at value for money and strategic targets for external and domestic co-financing of prevention, treatment and care activities.


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Russia in transition from recipient to donor of Global Fund grants

6 Feb 2014
Civil society groups look for other resources to fill anticipated vacuum in program support

Russia has announced its pledge to commit $60 million to the Global Fund’s fourth replenishment cycle ahead of the anticipated end in 2014 of all Global Fund grants to the country.


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The Public Health Approach Makes Sense for the Global Fund

26 Nov 2013

When the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and malaria was created in 2002, its aim was to provide financial support to developing countries in their battle against the three border-crossing communicable diseases for which treatment and prevention options were available.


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New Tools for Integrating Drug Use Initiatives and CSS in Proposals

13 Oct 2011

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:


6.

Aidspan Reviews an Academic Study on the Effect of Investment in Malaria Control on Child Mortality

20 Sep 2011

A new publication from Aidspan, by Dr David McCoy, reviews a published academic study on the impact of Global Fund grants for malaria prevention.


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WHO Issues Technical Brief on Addressing Gender Inequalities in Global Fund Proposals

14 Jun 2010

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.


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