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Alliance Myanmar prepares for Global Fund support

16
JUL
2010

Aids Alliance

Alliance Myanmar, the Country Office of the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, is preparing itself to scale up its support for treatment access with funding from the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Malaria and TB.

Following the news last year that the Global Fund was to reinstate its support in country, Alliance Myanmar has been undergoing a period of organisational change to ensure it has the skills and resources to expand its support to people living with HIV (PLHIV).

Since 2004, Alliance Myanmar has supported local NGO and community-based partners through grants and technical support to prevent HIV infection among key populations, provide care and support services for PLHIV and support access to treatment.

Internal reviews conducted by the Alliance secretariat in 2009 and 2010 recommended that Alliance Myanmar should:

  • strengthen operational systems, including better alignment of program planning and costing, budget monitoring, and donor reporting
  • clarify organizational structures, including role of advisory group and delegation of decision making authority of staff in management positions, and information flow among teams
  • improve communication and alignment  with partners and key stakeholders, including national programs.

The Alliance Myanmar team is working hard to put in place solid and sustainable organizational framework and effective operating systems and is liaising closely with the Ministry of health to ensure alignment of Alliance plans and operations with national plans. Ensuring strong communication with partners is a key priority throughout this period. Recruitment is currently open for a number of positions and further vacancies will be filled later in the year.

Through the transition period, the Alliance is prioritizing continuity of services with beneficiaries – particularly the provision of anti-retroviral treatment support - and is currently in the process of renewing partnership agreements with local community based partners, in close liaison with the Ministry of Health.

For more information, contact Alexandra McClean, Country Director.

 

    Alliance Myanmar is prioritizing continuity of services with PLHIV