HRC38: Human Rights Council set to adopt resolution on Human rights in the context of HIV and AIDS

On Thursday, 28 June 2018, the delegations of Brazil, Colombia, Mozambique, Portugal, and Thailand submitted a draft resolution on “Human rights in the context of HIV and AIDS” to the 38th session of the Human Rights Council. The text of...

/ 29 June 2018

The retirement announcement of Dr Yamina Chakkar 

It is with mixed feelings that we received the retirement announcement of Dr Yamina Chakkar from her position as Director of UNAIDS Regional Support Team MENA. The MENA Regional Platform & ITPC-MENA applaud you for your years of service and achievements...

/ 17 June 2018

Pakistan’s funding request to the Global Fund prioritizes TB case notification and treating MDR-TB cases

Source: Aidspan TRP requested more information on plans to reach key populations   Among the grants approved recently by the Board were three TB grants to Pakistan. This article reports on the comments from the Technical Review Panel (TRP) and...

/ 27 May 2018

Iraq poised to join Global Fund’s Middle East Response initiative

Source: Aidspan ISIS emergency disrupted transition funding for Iraq’s TB program   A patient transported by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) waits to be screened for TB at a National Tuberculosis Program Center in Erbil, Iraq. IOM is the...

/ 27 May 2018

Appointments to Global Fund Board committees announced

Source: Aidspan EGC to undertake a review of selection processes for committee leadership and members The Board has announced the appointment of 33 members on its three standing committees for two-year terms that started on 11 May 2018. The announcement...

/ 27 May 2018

Global Fund Board adopts a CCM Policy and a new CCM Code of Conduct

Source: Aidspan The CCM Policy replaces the current CCM Guidelines The Global Fund Board has approved a new CCM Policy, which replaces the Guidelines and Requirements for Country Coordinating Mechanisms (hereinafter, CCM Guidelines). The Board delegated authority to the Strategy...

/ 26 May 2018

Global Fund releases new eligibility list and updated list of projected transitions

Source: Aidspan Changes to the eligibility list are not extensive The Global Fund has published its 2018 list of countries and components eligible to receive an allocation. The changes from the 2017 list are not extensive. The  List 2018 is...

/ 26 May 2018

Main decisions made at Board meeting

Source: Aidspan On 9–10 May 2018, the Global Fund Board held its 39th meeting in Skopje, Macedonia. GFO was present, with observer status. The main decisions made at the meeting, in chronological order, were as follows. (For precise wording of what...

/ 26 May 2018

policy brief: EU-Tunisia Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA)

Publish by : Forum Tunisien pour les droits économiques et sociaux (FTDES) – CNCD-11.11.11 – International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC) MENA – Euromedrights – Transnational Institute (TNI) A deep and comprehensive free trade agreement (DCFTA) is currently being negotiated between...

/ 25 May 2018

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: The MENA Networking Zone @ AIDS2018

Global Village - 22nd International AIDS Conference Amsterdam 23-27 July 2018 The International Treatment Preparedness Coalition ITPC-MENA, M-Coalition and The Arab Foundation for Freedoms and Equality AFEMENA will host the MENA Networking Zone at the 22nd International AIDS Conference –...

/ 22 May 2018