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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The Global Fund has become more prescriptive about what should be included in submissions for funding for the next phase of a grant. While this trend began under the Grant Renewals Panel, the formation of the Grant Approvals Committee (GAC) in the second quarter of 2013 brought with it a noticeable upswing.
The Peru country coordinating mechanism (CCM) has submitted a request for continued funding for Phase 2 of its Round 10 HIV grant. The Global Fund Secretariat and the CCM have completed discussions on the request. Approval by the Board is expected later this month or in January.
This article describes the plans for Phase 2 and the process for developing the request.
A regional HIV grant with a checkered history and serial problems in its aim to respond to stigma and human rights challenges across Latin America and the Caribbean has been discontinued for its failure “to deliver on the original goal of reducing stigma and discrimination and promoting understanding of human rights and gender equity among military and the police,” according to a recommendation by
Despite the Global Fund’s progressive policies on the inclusion of gay men, other men who have sex with men and transgender individuals (GMT) in programmes supported by the Fund, only a tiny fraction of the money spent by the Fund in six countries in Southern Africa has targeted this population.
Sony Corporation and the Global Fund have entered into a partnership for the implementation of behaviour change projects, in which Sony provides state of the art equipment and movies, and the Global Fund ensures that they are provided to agencies best able to reach communities most in need.
As mentioned in Article 1, Round 10 applicants from countries that have concentrated HIV/AIDS epidemics within "most-at-risk populations" (MARPs) have the option of applying for funding specifically for MARPs under a new funding stream.
The Global Fund says that six of its 13 aid effectiveness targets have been met, that one target has been nearly met, and that three others are within reach. This information is contained in "The Global Fund 2010: Innovation and Impact," a report on results released by the Global Fund on 8 March 2010.