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New regional grant has sights set on malaria elimination in Southern Africa

5 Oct 2015

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.

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In incentive funding request, Zimbabwe prioritizes young people

27 May 2015
Most of the $40.2 million request focuses on people under age 24

New funding model early applicant Zimbabwe submitted a $40.2 million request for incentive funding on 18 May, seeking additional financial support for interventions that specifically target people under age 24: the fastest growing demographic group in sub-Saharan Africa for new HIV infections.

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Southern African countries dig in to harmonize approaches to TB among mining communities

2 Apr 2014
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.

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First NFM Regional Meeting Draws Questions and Concerns from High Impact Africa 2 Countries

26 Nov 2013
Participants leave Lusaka with more guidance on the new funding model, but concerns linger about the roll out
Representatives from all seven countries in the Global Fund's High Impact Africa 2 cohort plus South Africa met for two days in November to understand the nuances and idiosyncracies of the new funding model roll-out ahead of its launch in 2014.
 
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New Report Provides More Details on the Country Dialogue Processes in Myanmar and Zimbabwe

3 Jul 2013
OSF says that civil society participation was extensive
New iterative process praised

The initial draft of the concept note that Zimbabwe was planning to submit to the Global Fund included funding for studies on the population sizes of sex workers and men who have sex with men (MSM), but did not include specific interventions that could address the needs of these groups while the data were being collected.

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First Concept Notes Are Approved

15 Jun 2013
Board awards funding to Myanmar, El Salvador and Zimbabwe

The Global Fund Board has approved funding for five concept notes submitted by three early applicants in the transition phase of the new funding model (NFM). The three countries involved are Myanmar, El Salvador and Zimbabwe. Total approved funding was up to $449.8 million. The Board approved the funding by electronic vote. The decision was made public on 15 June. These constitute the first funding approvals for early applicants.

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Early Applicant Funding for Zimbabwe to Be Combined with Funding from a Round 8 HIV Grant

15 Jun 2013
$31 million in unfunded quality demand identified

The $278.9 million in early applicant funding approved for HIV in Zimbabwe will be combined with existing funding from a Round 8 HIV grant. The principal recipient (PR) for this grant is the United Nations Development Programme.

The Global Fund provided a narrative to explain the comments of the Technical Review Panel (TRP) and the Grant Approvals Committee (GAC) on the new funding. This article provides a summary of the comments.

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Global Fund Project in Zimbabwe Uses Technology to Improve Data Collection

22 May 2013
Similar projects are underway in many other countries

A project being implemented under a Global Fund grant will improve Zimbabwe's health information systems by providing Internet connection infrastructure for 82 urban and rural sites. The Zimbabwe project is just one of many similar projects around the world where modern communications technology is being used to enhance data collection.

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How the Country Dialogue and Concept Note Process Unfolded in Three Early Applicant Countries

17 May 2013
Some similarities in the process in Zimbabwe, Myanmar and El Salvador

The country dialogues and the process of developing concept notes in three early applicant countries shared some common characteristics, but also differed in many respects.

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OIG Report on Zimbabwe Identifies Weaknesses in Grant Management

11 Mar 2010

The success of programmes financed by Round 5 Global Fund grants to Zimbabwe is threatened by a lack of comprehensive financial policies and procedures, and a lack of effective management on the part of the country's principal recipients (PRs). This is one of the conclusions of a country audit conducted in 2008 by the Global Fund's Office of the Inspector General (OIG), the results of which were made public in March 2009.

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