The Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria has introduced a stop-gap measure to keep essential services going, but has cut off a lifeline for civil organisations counting on new grants. The stop-gap, called the transitional funding mechanism, will provide emergency funds to continue essential prevention, treatment and care services that are now financed by the body...

Civil society organisations are sorely disappointed, as they were counting on "round 11" grants to pay for their projects after missing out on round 10, which disbursed $1.73-billion to 64 countries for 79 disease proposals. A panel of civil organisations, including Doctors Without Borders  (MSF), Section27, Treatment Action Campaign and Malawi Network of People Living with HIV/Aids (MANET+), told this week of the possible potential consequences of the cancellation of round 11...

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