Global Fund announces support HIV, malaria programs in Namibia; seeks Technical Review Panerl nominees

   The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria signed agreements with Namibia for US$91.6 million to further support the national HIV response and US$8.5 million for malaria programs. Dr. Richard Kamwi, Minister of Health, said, “We are very pleased to be signing these grants, which will allow us to continue to improve the quality of health of our people in Namibia. The Global Fund continues to be an important partner in our country, and we are committed to continue investing in this fight. Our government is currently funding 75 percent of ARV treatment and we thank the Global Fund for funding the remaining 25 percent. Thanks to this support we were able to reach 85 percent coverage in March last year.”
Full media release: 9 July 2013  WINDHOEK, Namibia:  http://www.theglobalfund.org/en/mediacenter/newsreleases/2013-07-09_Namibia_and_the_Global_Fund_Sign_USD_100_Million_Grant_Agreement/

Global Fund Seeks Applicants for Technical Review Panel
02 July 2013
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The Global Fund said it is seeking new members for a Technical Review Panel, an independent group of experts convened to assess the technical merit of funding requests to the Global Fund. The Panel also plays a role in guiding the strategic focus of Global Fund investments, by looking at effective program design and implementation strategies, so that the greatest impact can be achieved…

Senior level HIV experts, tuberculosis experts, and malaria experts as well as experts on health systems, community systems, and cross cutting development are all encouraged to consider applying. Applicants will be evaluated on their technical qualifications, interpersonal skills and other qualities. We seek qualified experts who bring a range of technical skills and experience from the public and private sectors and civil society. Significant experience working in a developing country is a key requirement.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday, 31 July 2013, at 12 Noon (GMT). For more information on how to apply, please visit: http://www.theglobalfund.org/en/trp/recruitment/
http://www.theglobalfund.org/en/mediacenter/announcements/2013-07-02_Global_Fund_Seeks_Applicants_for_Technical_Review_Panel/