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HIV and COVID-19 – When Pandemics Collide

Against the backdrop of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, ICAP and the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health commemorated World AIDS Day 2021 with an event that considered the status of the two pandemics, lessons learned from the global HIV response that can inform the COVID-19 response, and how COVID-19 has impacted HIV programs. The webinar [more…]

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Advancing Health Systems in low-and-middle-income countries podcast

Welcome to the “Advancing Health Systems in low-and-middle-income countries” podcast. This podcast mini-series is part of the Health Finance and Governance (HFG) project, a large health system strengthening project funded by USAID and led by Abt Associates that ended in 2018. This series will explore topics in health finance and governance, and delve into how [more…]

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Adolescent Family Planning and Sexual & Reproductive Health: A Health Systems Perspective
Webinar

Two areas of our work have evolved significantly in recent years—health systems and AYSRH-responsive services. In response to these changes, it is an opportunity to bring together these two important fields. It’s time to answer the call of young people for health systems that are more responsive to their diverse needs. In this webinar, hear [more…]

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Effects of COVID-19 on Essential MNCHN/FP/RH Care and the Strategies and Adaptations Emerging in Response: Rapid Evidence Summary

This rapid evidence summary reviews emerging evidence of the effects of COVID-19 on provision and demand of essential maternal, newborn, and child health and nutrition, family planning, and reproductive health (MNCHN/FP/RH) care, the strategies and adaptations emerging in response, and their effects. An accompanying policy brief offers recommendations for MOMENTUM awards and USAID Missions to [more…]

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Towards a Transformative and Disruptive Action to Accelerate Efforts to End HIV in Children, Adolescents, and Families: Informing the UNAIDS Strategy beyond 2021

UNAIDS’ past and current strategies mobilized leadership, built initiatives, and scaled up innovations to respond to HIV among children and adolescents. However, instead of using 2020 to charge towards achievement of the fast track targets for children and youth, our pace has slowed and our resolve has weakened. We need UNAIDS’ political advocacy to prioritize [more…]

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Grant Management Solutions Procurement and Supply Management Tools and Templates

GMS Procurement and Supply Management tools and templates support Principal Recipients (PRs) in their management of medications and health supplies. The tools assist PRs to ensure proper forecasting, procurement, stock management, and distribution within Global Fund grants.

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Grant Management Solutions Governance Tools and Templates

These tools and templates were developed by GMS staff and consultants in working with the Country Coordinating Mechanisms (CCMs) and their secretariats around the world. They are meant to support the strategic and operational work of CCMs in their governance and oversight responsibilities.

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Grant Management Solutions Operational and Financial Management Tools and Templates

These tools were developed in collaboration with GMS clients—Principal Recipients (PRs) and Subrecipients (SRs)—and GMS technical managers and consultants. They are meant to provide support in strengthening management of administration, budget and finance, and contracting within and between the PRs and SRs.

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Grant Management Solutions Success Stories

In the course of almost 10 years of operation, GMS progressively refined its approach to organizing and implementing short-term technical supported, and has consequently identified the ingredients or best practices it considers to be essential to producing high-quality short-term technical support for grants from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund). [more…]

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Minimum Standards for Mainstreaming Gender Equality

Addressing gender equality is key for successfully achieving sustainable development outcomes and creating a more equal world. Gender equality mainstreaming is the process or means by which unequal conditions are addressed to achieve the goal of gender equality. This means ensuring a gender lens is applied to all organizational and programmatic activities, including a focus on promoting gender equality and empowering women and girls.

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