As a result of the world economic crises, it has been more difficult to secure funding support from international donors in the area of HIV, AIDS and STI prevention, care and support. Finding funding sources for civil society organizations, especially for MSM and SW based organizations, especially since the completion of the Global Fund Round 5 grant. In addition to this, there was an unsuccessful submission of proposals for Round 9 and 10, and cancelling of Round 11 grants of the Global Fund to Fight HIV, TB and Malaria. The Red Cross and GTZ also terminated their projects in the country. Despite the best efforts of NGOs to find other sources of funding, the funds that have been received are activity based and short term. This does not ensure sustainable development of NGOs. Civil society organizations lack human resource policy and vision and interventions are activity based. Also civil society organizations are not reflecting findings of surveys in their activities, which means that they donâ€™t always implement evidence based programmes.
Published on Sep 26, 2012