“The new funding model gives us a special chance to learn and adapt,” he said in a statement. “During this year, we will monitor various aspects of the new funding model process so that we can adapt in real time. We are a learning institution, and we will gain insight and knowledge as we work together.”
Historically, the Fund has only accepted applications from country coordinating mechanisms (CCMs), or the bodies in charge of national Global Fund processes. The Fund has now chosen to fund civil society proposals as well, including those by the Eurasian Harm Reduction Network, a group that deals with the underserved needs of injecting drug users.
According to Global Fund board documents, the Fund will be paying particular attention to how the new model improves services for underserved, most-at-risk populations like injecting drug users.
An additional 50 countries, including Malawi, Swaziland and Zambia, will receive money via renewals and the extension of existing grants, or grant reprogramming, to free up already committed funding.
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