Global Fund Multi-country Proposal
After a series of discussions with APN+ member constituents it is clear that PLHIV across the region still face major challenges, including widespread stigma and discrimination, insufficient access to high-quality ARV and OI treatment as well as TB and Hepititis C treatment-related services. It is also clear that national PLHIV networks still lack adequate financial and technical support to fully participate in national and local levels response to AIDS.
In order to address these urgent issues, APN+ has been requested by its members to lead, coordinate and develop a Round 10 AIDS Component Multi-Country proposal that will be submitted to the Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. APN+ has agreed to undertake this task as a priority for 2010.
The proposed goal of the Asia-Pacific Multi-Country AIDS Proposal is to improve the quality of life of people living with HIV in Asia and the Pacific through strengthening community systems response to AIDS.
The proposed objectives of the proposal are
(1) to provide technical support to networks to strengthen their organizational capacity to provide essential services such as prevention information, peer counselling, treatment education and community care and outreach;
(2) to provide support to networks to provide essential services where such services are not being provided within countries; and
(3) to provide coordination support through APN+ in identifying technical assistance, training, and mentoring and guidance for networks in priority programmatic areas as required to address challenges of HIV and AIDS.
Due to limitation in the number of countries that can be included in the proposal, APN+ will give high priority for registered networks
· From within low- and middle-income countries of Asia and Pacific region with concentrated or generalized AIDS epidemic;
· That are not currently implementing programs greater than US$ 1,000,000 or acting as Principal Recipients or Sub-Recipients of GFATM;
· That have either membership or observer status within the GFATM Country Coordination Mechanism
· From countries concentrated/generalized AIDS epidemic
· That are able to identify program gaps with sufficient evidence-based information , and that have the capacity to provide services to fill some of those gaps.
Through this website, we will update the progress of this multi-country proposal development process. Please check this webpage for most updated progress of this process.