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BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE AND RESILIENT COMMUNITY-LED RESPONSE TO HEALTH – Overcoming Global Fund Grant Implementation Bottlenecks

The Asia Pacific Community, Rights and Gender Communication and Coordination Platform (APCRG) 2019 Partners Meeting was held in Bangkok, Thailand on 18-19 June 2019. Hosted by APCASO, APCRG is an initiative of the Global Fund Community, Rights and Gender Strategic Initiative (CRG SI). Over 40 participants from 12 countries around the region, representing national and regional HIV, TB and malaria key populations and civil society (CS) networks and organisations took part in the meeting. The participants ranged from Global Fund principle recipient (PR), sub and sub-sub recipient (SR and SSR), Vice-Chair and key populations (KP) and CS representative to...

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FROM GUIDELINES TO THE BOTTOMLINE : Assessing the Inclusion of Community, Rights and Gender priorities in Global Fund concept notes in Asia and the Pacific

This report was commissioned by APCASO in its capacity as the Asia-Pacific Platform on Community, Rights and Gender. The project was developed with funding support from the UNAIDS Technical Support Facility (TSF) Asia-Pacific.   This report was conducted as part of Global Fund’s Community, Rights and Gender (CRG) Special Initiative – to assess the extent to which CRG priorities have been incorporated into requests for Global Fund grants and how they might be better included in future funding rounds. It examines HIV, malaria, and TB funding requests for the period between 2014-2017 from seven Asia-Pacific countries and one regional...

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WE’RE HIRING!

01 June 2019 We have a new position available! PROGRAMME OFFICER  We are looking for a qualified individual to coordinate the effective planning, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of all APCASO activities as part of the APCASO programme team. This role seeks to contribute to the overall growth and effectiveness of APCASO and the programme in achieving its long-term objectives. Some of the tasks of the PROGRAMME OFFICER include: Programme Planning, implementation, coordination, and monitoring and evaluation at the country and regional level Preparation and management of workplan and programme budgets Development of required programme activity, progress, financial and any...

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A UHC That Leaves No One Behind

In what seems to be the High-Level Meeting (HLM) that will end the parade of disease-focused HLMs of the United Nations General Assembly, all roads lead to the Multistakeholder Hearing on April 29 in preparation for the HLM on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) to take place in September 2019 in New York City. Historically, the UN is not foreign to such hearings led by civil society and other relevant partners, having had civil society-led meetings as requested from the UN in the early 2000s. Its introduction as an official part of a UN HLM processes, however, has provided opportunities...

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ICASO & APCASO Team Up to Provide Human Rights Technical Assistance

04 April 2019 ICASO and APCASO are proud to announce a partnership to provide technical assistance to implementers of Global Fund-supported programs to reduce barriers to HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria services. In March the organizations were jointly awarded an “indefinite quantity contract” to provide services through the Global Fund’s Human Rights Strategic Initiative. “Although today we are two separate organizations, ICASO and APCASO have shared roots and a long history of partnership to advance the engagement of communities in the global response to HIV,” said Mary Ann Torres, ICASO’s executive director. “To combine our organizations’ experiences and talents to...

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