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Successful HIV programs need a rights-based approach to complement biomedical interventions

5 Aug 2022
Global Fund reports significant progress in breaking down human rights-related barriers to HIV and TB services

At the 24th International AIDS Conference, the Global Fund announced the release of a

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Audit of the COVID-19 Response Mechanism 2021

29 Jun 2022
This worthy mechanism has still to be fashioned to respond effectively to emergency crises

Background

In 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Global Fund developed a new funding modality, the COVID-19 Response Mechanism (C19RM) with the objectives of funding interventions at country level that focused on:

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Parameters for the qualitative adjustments for 2023-2025 allocations

29 Jun 2022
To be approved by the Strategy Committee in July 2022 prior to November’s Board meeting

Following the Board approval of the global disease split in November 2021, the technical parameters of the allocation formula were reviewed by the Secretariat – together with technical partners on the disease burden indicators – and were recommended to the Strategy Committee (SC) in March/April.

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Today’s health financing targets are redundant

8 Jun 2022
National health financing targets need to be revised and more realistic

As the Seventh Replenishment conference looms closer, attention of the Global Fund and its partners is on the pledges being made in support of it.

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Audit of Global Fund Grants in South Africa highlights systemic issues needing attention

8 Jun 2022
More urgency is needed to tackle cost inefficiencies

Background

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The same problems remain unresolved: Audit of Global Fund Grants in Kenya

8 Jun 2022
Wake up and take corrective action now!

Background

On 11 March 2022 the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) published its audit report on the Global Fund Grants in Kenya.

According to the report, the Global Fund had approved $1.8 billion and disbursed over $1.4 billion to Kenya.

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Implementing the Global Fund Governance Action Plan

13 May 2022
Welcome action on governance priorities

Background

The Governance Action Plan 2.0 (GAP 2.0), developed in response to the 2020-21 Governance Performance Assessment (GPA), was endorsed by the Ethics and Governance Committee (EGC) in July 2021. The GAP 2.0 has two priority workstreams:

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President Biden pledges for the Global Fund’s Seventh Replenishment

22 Apr 2022
The USA leads the way; but will other donors follow?

Given the uncertain future, we can readily understand the Global Fund enthusiastically welcoming President Joe Biden’s request to the United States Congress for a commitment of $2 billion for the Global Fund for fiscal year 2023, the first year of the Global Fund’s 2023-2025 funding cycle.

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Audit of Global Fund Grants in Nigeria

22 Apr 2022
Speedier action is needed to remedy deficiencies

Background

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Global Fund Operational Policy Manual: Part 2 - Delving into the Mysteries

24 Mar 2022
You will need a bigger suitcase and/or a great memory

Since I wrote my first article on the Global Fund Operational Policy Manual (GF OPM) an updated version (Issue 2.35) was published on 11 March 2022.  Guess what?  The only changes are to the introduction that I had written about.  Sorry to bore you by looking again at this section but I think it is interesting to see what updates have been made.

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