Author: APCRG

APCASO releases report on lessons learned from 2015-2017 APCRG Programme

Community and civil society mobilization is essential to safeguarding human rights of key populations and affected and vulnerable communities. This plays a crucial role towards improving uptake of health services, including those for HIV, TB, and malaria; scaling up interventions to the level necessary; accessing hardest to reach groups; advocating for transparency and accountability; and keeping implementation costs sustainable. In Global Fund grants, communities and civil society play important roles in ensuring community-centered, rights-based, and gender-transformative (CRG) HIV, TB, and malaria programming. In affirmation of this, the Global Fund Board in 2014 allocated USD15 million from 2014 to 2016 for a set of CRG Special Initiatives (CRG SI). The CRG SI has two objectives: (a) for communities and civil society to be meaningfully engaged in the design, implementation, and monitoring of supported programmes; and (b) to ensure the inclusion of technically sound interventions to address human rights, gender equality, and community systems strengthening (CSS). The CRG SI aims to support effective community and civil society engagement in Global Fund processes through the following core programmes: 1) Supporting the long-term capacity development of national and regional HIV key population networks for more effective engagement in Global Fund processes; 2) Short-term technical assistance towards effective engagement of community and civil society groups in Global Fund country dialogues and concept note development (up to grant signing); and 3) Regional CRG Communication and Coordination Platforms Under the short-term technical assistance (TA) program of the CRG SI, APCASO has been deployed to several TA assignments...

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Call for Proposals: TB REACH Wave 7

The Stop TB Partnership just announced the launch of its TB REACH Wave 7. For this Wave, Stop TB Partnership is looking for innovative and groundbreaking approaches and technologies that advances gender-responsive TB programming and has emphasis on improving TB case finding and treatment outcomes with emphasis on empowering women and girls as part of the TB response. Example of proposals are the following: Proposals that promote women empowerment at community level to facilitate case finding approaches, such as engagement of women in leadership roles in TB health work, education of women to perform healthcare tasks. Proposals that engage...

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Global Fund Country Results Profiles

In February 2019, The Global Fund released results profiles of 22 high-burden countries, including nine (9) high-burden countries in Asia and the Pacific. These results profiles can be downloaded through each country’s “Documentation” section. At the same time, you may easily access the Global Fund results profiles of each country’s HIV, tuberculosis, malaria, and Resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health (RSSH) by clicking the country and the links below! Bangladesh Bangladesh HIV Results Profile February 2019 Bangladesh TB Results Profile February 2019 Bangladesh Malaria Results Profile February 2019 Bangladesh RSSH Results Profile February 2019   Cambodia Cambodia HIV Results Profile February...

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Global Fund releases Eligibility List 2019

Global Fund releases its 2019 Eligibility List based on eligibility criteria: Income classification (based on World Bank [Atlas Method]) with classifications Low Income Countries (LICs), Lower-Middle Income Countries (LMICs), and UpperMiddle Income Countries (UMICs) Disease Burden (from WHO and UNAIDS) Transition Funding (wherein one additional allocation period following the change of eligibility will be taken into consideration for existing grants) From Asia and the Pacific, only Nauru has a change in its classification to an Upper Middle-Income (UMI) country, making it non-eligible for Global Fund funding. However, because its HIV and AIDS and TB burden are considered ‘HIGH’, this will determine Nauru’s...

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CCM Evolution update: CCM Evolution Phased Approach

In May 2018, the Global Fund Board approved a phased roll-out of CCM Evolution. The phased implementation consists of: Rolling-out a set of proposed activities in four areas of improvement Beginning scale up with a limited set of countries during this allocation period Introducingindicators to track and monitor performance. They will be used to further tailor activities based on evidence Strong commitment from the Board, the Secretariat and partners at country level to support effective implementation Driving the execution of CCM Evolution through consistent engagement of relevant parts of the Secretariat and with an appropriate mix of resources Phased Roll-Out...

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