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Global Fund has allocated an additional $43.3 million to existing grants in several countries for 'portfolio optimization'
Funding goes to Kosovo, Middle East Response, Namibia, Nigeria, South Sudan, and Zambia
Multi-country grant for Southern Africa receives $12 million
On 22 February 2019, the Global Fund Board approved one multi-country grant, one matching funds request and one set of interventions on the Unfunded Quality Demand (UQD) Register –– worth a total of $16.0 million. The Board was acting on the recommendations of the Technical Review Panel (TRP) and the Grant Approvals Committee (GAC). This was the 17th batch of approvals from the 2017–2019 allocations.
Another $66 million was approved for interventions on the UQD Register
On 31 January 2019, the Global Fund Board approved three country grants worth $13.4 million. It also approved two multicountry grants valued at $22.5 million. The Board was acting on the recommendations of the Technical Review Panel (TRP) and the Grant Approvals Committee (GAC). See Tables 1 and 2 for listings of the country and multi-country grants.
Elimination 8 (E8) has set the formidable target of full malaria elimination in Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Swaziland by 2020. Termed the “frontline four”, these countries are nearing elimination of the disease after achieving a 75% decline between 2000 and 2012.
Delegates commit to implement programs targeting all key affected and populations
Global Fund partners in eastern and southern Africa have resolved to undertake robust country dialogues and advocate for an increase in domestic financing to boost the fight against HIV, tuberculosis and malaria.
Common systems for tracking, tracing and referring top the pile of commitments from nine countries
A ministerial-level meeting took place on 25 March in South Africa, aiming to harmonize tracking, tracing, diagnosis and referrals for people affiliated with southern Africa's lucrative mining sector -- all of whom are at high risk for contracting tuberculosis.
The Global Fund Board has approved Phase 2 funding for a Round 2 malaria rolling continuation channel grant in Namibia. The principal recipient (PR) for this grant is the National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) in the Ministry of Health and Social Services. In approving the Phase 2 funding, the Board was acting on recommendations from the Grants Renewal Panel in the Secretariat.
OIG Releases Reports on Audits in Namibia and Kyrgyzstan, and on a Diagnostic Review in the Caribbean
The OIG noted both programmatic achievements and grant management deficiencies
For Namibia, the OIG said $2.2 million should be repaid
On 2 October 2012, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released three reports, two on audits conducted in Namibia and Kyrgyzstan, and one on a diagnostic review undertaken at the Caribbean Community Secretariat (CARICOM).