Video: Turning AIDS Stereotypes into a call to Fund the Global Fund

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Video: Turning AIDS Stereotypes into a call to Fund the Global Fund

GFAN members Friends of the Global Fund Europe and Osservatorio AiDS, in collaboration with AIDOS, and the theatre company Bluestocking, launched, earlier this month, a short video highlighting the most common stereotypes on HIV/AIDS in Italy.  The video uses ironic messages to shape the audiences’ understanding of the portrayed clichés and highlight the critical role of the Global Fund in addressing the global reach of AIDS.   Many of the stereotypes portrayed in the video are common in other countries and they wanted to share a version with English subtitles of their video.      The video was initially launched in Italy on World…

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Fight viruses, not people!

Guest Blog Post:  Peter Wiessner, Aktionsbündnis gegen AIDS The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is today one of our most important instruments for ending AIDS, TB and Malaria by 2030.  human rights principles and the removal of barriers to access to HIV programmes, treatment and prevention are central to the implementation of programmes financed by the Global Fund.  People with HIV are still being discriminated against and criminalised in many countries. In some Eastern European countries, particularly in Russia, we observe that access to HIV and harm reduction services is hardly possible for drug user communities. In some African countries, punitive legislation against…

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G20 / World AIDS Day Campaign:

On December 1, World AIDS Day, world leaders are gathering in Argentina for the G20 meeting.  This campaign is aimed at putting global health on the minds of these leaders as they meet.  We are calling on them to support global health by signing on to the declaration supporting a 2019 replenishment of the Global Fund.  We are encouraging you to reach out to your G20 elected officials, champions in Parliament and those in respective Ministries or Heads of State (HoS) and call for the insertion of language supporting the Global Fund in the G20 declaration.  To find out which…

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EU-based CSOs ask the European Commission to commit €580 million to the Global Fund before the next EU elections

Guest Blog Post:  Kasia Lemanska, Aidsfonds The next few months will be crucial for the future of EU development policy and EU’s support for health: the long-term budget of the EU (Multiannual Financial Framework) is being negotiated and will determine the level of resources made available for health, including global initiatives. In view of this process, the timing of the next Global Fund replenishment poses a challenge. Indeed, the EU’s next pledge will be drawn from two Multiannual Financial Frameworks: the present one, which runs until 2020, and the following, which starts in 2021. The rationale behind an early pledge…

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Mini Campaign in Advance of the Global Fund Board Meeting

The focus of this mini-social media campaign is to highlight the importance of the Global Fund and its critical role for getting back on track to end the epidemics of AIDS, TB and Malaria.  The Global Fund will be holding its 40th Board Meeting on November 14 and 15 in Geneva Switzerland, and it is a good time to highlight the need for increased investment.  As we know the Global Fund is in the final stages of preparing its Investment Case that it expects to release just ahead of February 8th’s Preparatory Meeting – we need to continue to send…

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Speakers Corner: GFAN Speaker, Clara Banya reflects on her speech to UK Parliamentarians

STOPAIDS invited GFAN Speaker Clara Banya to speak to UK Parliamentarians from the Conservative Party about her experiences and the importance of the Global Fund. Clara’s clear message to Parliamentarians highlighted the importance of Global Fund Funding to end the epidemics of HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria: ‘I am the living testimony of what Global Fund has achieved over the years, without it I could have been dead long, long time ago. Continue to support the Global Fund so that the gains we have made over the past 18 years do not go down the drain’. You can watch part of Clara’s…

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