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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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Civil society in Malawi elbows its way in to find a seat at the table for HIV policymaking

17 Sep 2014
Participating in country dialogue is a first step -- over many hurdles

Malawi's ability to control the spread of HIV will be undermined by the structural barriers that prevent access to services by key populations: this was the message delivered to stakeholders participating in country dialogue to develop the southern African nation's HIV concept note.

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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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Civil Society Was Significantly Involved in Concept Note Development in El Salvador

16 Jul 2013
Large inter-sectoral meetings held to obtain input
Concept note was completely prepared by Salvadorians

Civil society was involved extensively in the development of the concept note that El Salvador submitted to the Global Fund. This is one of the findings from interviews that GFO conducted with five people involved in the process, and from a review of related documents.

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New Guide on NFM Applications Targets Civil Society

10 Jul 2013

The International Council of AIDS Service Organizations (ICASO) has released a guide on applications under the new funding model (NFM). The guide targets civil society and focuses primarily on standard applicants (i.e. applicants that are not involved in the transition phase but that may apply when the NFM is fully rolled out, likely at the beginning of 2014).

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Social Media Contractor Sought for Here I Am Campaign

4 Jul 2013

International Civil Society Support (ICSS) wants to hire a  social media campaigner, on contract, for about 25 weeks, to support the Here I Am (HAI) campaign. HAI brings the voices of people living with or affected by the three diseases to the dialogue about funding the Global Fund.

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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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Peter van Rooijen Honoured for Outstanding Service

4 Jun 2013

Peter van Rooijen, a prominent international AIDS activist and leader in global health, has been honoured by the Dutch royal family. Peter has been appointed Officer of the Order of Orange-Nassau, an award bestowed for outstanding service to the community.

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Foreign Minister Says France’s Contribution to the Global Fund Will Not Be Reduced

13 May 2013

The Foreign Minister of France, Laurent Fabius, has told civil society representatives that France will not reduce its future contributions to the Global Fund. Mr Fabius met with representatives of AIDES, Coalition Plus, Sidaction and Act-Up Paris on 30 April.

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New Report Describes Concerns of Civil Society Regarding the New Funding Model

6 May 2013

Civil society organisations (CSOs) and advocates for key population endorse the basic thrust of the new funding model (NFM), but are concerned about several aspects, according to a new report from the International Council of AIDS Service Organisations (ICASO).

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