Photo Story: Mirriam Banda Chisamba (Zambia)

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Photo Story: Mirriam Banda Chisamba (Zambia)

To view photo captions view on full screen. Mirriam Banda Chisamba is the primary health care provider, midwife, nurse, administrator, counsellor and health champion to 15,000 people in her region in eastern Zambia at Kafumbwe Rural Health Centre, Katete District. She is also married and a mother of three. In 2011, she almost lost her daughter to malaria. She recovered, but the memory still haunts her. She also can’t count the many times she has suffered from malaria. Mirriam sees malaria every day at the clinic. In her region, between 20-29% of children under 5 are infected each year. The…

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Protégé : photo reportage Serge Douomong Yotta (Cameroun)

Aller en plein écran pour les légendes de photos. Serge Douomong Yotta est camerounais et milite au sein de la communauté touchée par le VIH, notamment des groupes de population hautement vulnérables tels que les hommes ayant des relations sexuelles avec d’autres hommes (HSH) et les jeunes en Afrique.   Serge s’est engagé dans la lutte contre le VIH et le sida lorsqu’il a remarqué une vague de décès parmi ses amis. Il est personnellement motivé pour arrêter la propagation du VIH dans sa communauté. Il a co-fondé Affirmative Action afin de remédier aux injustices subies par les personnes LGBT…

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Photo Story: Serge Douomong Yotta (Cameroon)

Go to full screen for photo captions. Serge Douomong Yotta is from Cameroon and is an activist with communities affected by HIV including  key population groups such as men who have sex with men (MSM) and youth in Africa. Serge’s commitment to fighting HIV and AIDS began when he noticed a wave of deaths amongst friends. He became personally motivated to stop the spread of HIV within his community. He co-founded Affirmative Action to respond to the injustices faced by LGBT people in Cameroon as well as to provide access to HIV services. Serge took his first HIV test in…

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Behind the Numbers of the Global Fund Replenishment Ask

On 11 January 2019 the Global Fund released a summary of their Investment Case which will be released in full in the next few weeks.  We shared our concern with the numbers presented and that the $US14 billion funding target set for the Global Fund’s Sixth Replenishment will not be enough. This target is significantly lower than the need calculated in our Get Back On Track Report published in July 2018 in which we made a strong case for significant increases in funding to the Global Fund with a replenishment target of US$16.8 to 18 billion. Matthew Kavanagh (HealthGap US and Georgetown U…

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GFAN Response to the Investment Case Announcement

  GFAN Statement on the Global Fund Investment Case Announcement GFAN and its members welcome the Global Fund’s Investment Case summary released today in France by President Macron for its clear articulation that we are not yet on track to reach the targets of ending the three diseases by 2030 and that we must significantly step up our response to get back on track. We are however concerned that the $US14 billion funding target set for the Global Fund’s Sixth Replenishment will not be enough to achieve this vital task. This target is significantly lower than the need calculated in…

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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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