Author: APCRG

Essential Resources for the 2020-2022 Allocation Period

The 2020-2022 allocation period of the Global Fund is about to start. Some changes have been made since the last allocation period, which might affect what the process will look like in your country. You can already start preparing by looking at some of the resources that have been published by the Global Fund: The official Application materials have been posted on the Global Fund website. A series of Webinar will be hosted for external partners to explain the funding process, the different application approaches, matching funds, and country allocations. To attend, you need to request an invitation by sending an email to A2Ftraining@theglobalfund.org. Webinars on each topics will be hosted 2 times a day, to make it easier for people in different time-zones to attend. Training modules will also be posted on the iLearn virtual training platform; they are designed for anyone who needs a general understanding of funding request development, so they are less detailed than the content of the webinars. Finally you can refer to the applicant resource library, which has in particular regularly updated Frequently Asked Questions, as well as information notes, technical briefs, the modular framework handbook and the applicant handbook. You can always reach out to the APCRG team, or consult some of our own resources, if you face any particular issue with regard to the funding request development in your...

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Recording of APCRG Webinar #3

  Missed it? Listen to the recording of our third APCRG Webinar on the RCF 2019 Strategic Funding Opportunity If you could not tune in last week for our latest webinar, or if you missed something important, or if you just like listening to us talk, worry not! We have recorded it all. Just click through the links below, and it will be just as if you were there. Look at the full presentation or just the slides. Also remember: the deadline for applying to the RCF RFP is September 30, 2019 at 06:00 AM CEST. So give it a listen before that not to miss...

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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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