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A Global Fund Round 6 in '06?

The Global Fund Board will decide this week if it will launch a sixth round of funding this year. Round 5 was officially approved by the Board meeting in September 2005. If announced at this Board meeting, the Round could be approved this fall when the Board meets in Mexico.

Mandatory HIV testing - Who is being coerced?

When Bill Clinton says something about anything, people listen. So the former President's recent endorsement of mandatory HIV testing and even compulsory disclosure in high prevalence countries has, without a doubt, fuelled the ongoing debate about mandatory vs. opt-out testing. A recent article in the Financial Times highlights some of the arguments and outlines Clinton's justification for his support of mandatory testing:

Global Fund Launches New Web Information

The Global Fund just launched new country information pages on its website. Just go to the Search Center and select a country. The new information includes more detailed grant information, news stories, health statistics, etc. You can also register for alerts to receive emails on specific countries or regions. The main search page allows you to create your own reports, find contacts at the Secretariat or on CCMs, and locate documents.