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After initially rejecting a plea for assistance from Venezuelan NGOs out of hand, the Global Fund now says it may be able to help

14 Feb 2017
The Fund says it will try to provide assistance through other agencies

In an exchange of letters that spanned more than seven months, the Global Fund at first rejected a plea for help from the Venezuelan Network of Positive People (RVG+), but then may have left the door open to providing some assistance via other agencies. This is a story that is still unfolding.

According to the Global Fund, Venezuela is currently not eligible for funding under the Fund’s Eligibility Policy.

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Three Board donor constituencies call on the Global Fund to review the role of CCMs

31 Jan 2017
CCMs need to be consulted, supported, strengthened and empowered, donors say

The Global Fund should review the scope, purpose and role of its country coordinating mechanisms (CCMs), said three donor constituencies on the Board – Switzerland, Germany and France – in a position paper released recently.

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$10.3 billion is available for the 2017-2019 allocations to countries

17 Nov 2016
Includes $1.1 billion in unutilized funds from the 2014-2016 allocations

The amount of money available for country allocations for 2017-2019 is $10.3 billion. This amount includes $1.1 billion in unutilized funds from the 2014-2016 allocation period. See the table for details on how the final amount was calculated.

Table: Calculation of amount available for allocations to countries in 2017-2019 ($US)

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Three ways the Global Fund could do more for TB

28 Oct 2016
The World Health Organization says global TB cases are on the rise

In October 2015, the World Health Organization reported that the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) to halt and reverse TB incidence (MDG 6c) was achieved on a worldwide basis, in each of WHO’s six regions and in 16 of the WHO’s 22 high-burden countries. While this progress is commendable, recent evidence suggests the trend may be reversing.

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For its next funding request, Zimbabwean civil society calling for test-and-treat, PrEP

25 Oct 2016
The country is yet to adopt the latest WHO treatment guidelines

Since entering the New Funding Model (NFM) as an early applicant in 2013, Zimbabwe has been a unique case for Global Fund investments. The country submitted a single HIV concept note in April 2013 (before integrated HIV/TB concept notes were encouraged), was granted $311.2 million, and began implementation in January 2014.

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Communities and civil society delegations issue joint statement on the replenishment outcomes

4 Oct 2016
Many organizations applaud the results but add that more needs to be done

In a joint statement, the communities and civil society delegations to the Global Fund Board commended the pledges from donor governments, implementing countries, the private sector, and civil society partners for the Fund’s Fifth Replenishment.

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Report on regional grants finds information barriers for civil society

29 Sep 2016
43 stakeholders from four African countries were interviewed

A new research report has found that civil society and community groups face a range of critical information barriers with respect to the Global Fund’s regional grants in Africa.

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Replenishment Conference was about more than just the numbers

21 Sep 2016
Civil society, the private sector, and entertainers showed up in Montreal to support the replenishment

The Global Fund’s Fifth Replenishment Conference in Montreal involved much more than just donors making their formal pledges for the next three years.

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African civil society PRs establish community of practice

17 Sep 2016
The PRs gathered in Nairobi to share experiences

Civil society principal recipients (PRs) from across Africa recently gathered in Nairobi, Kenya to consolidate their collective knowledge and experiences and establish a formal community of practice. From 29-31August, 65 participants from 20 African countries demonstrated their commitment to strengthening the implementation of Global Fund grants through increased collaboration and peer learning.

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GFAN report describes “The Cost of Inaction”

2 Aug 2016
Key populations will suffer the most if the Global Fund’s replenishment target is not met

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