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Get Back on Track and TB Key Populations Reports: How You Can Use them at the Union World Conference on Lung Health

Resources Available: Talking Points Social Media Sharables Blog Posts Going to be at the Union Meeting in The Hauge?  Don’t miss our session: UNHLM What’s Next? Talking Points: Work done through the efforts of the Global Fund and its partners has saved 27 million lives; this is proof of the effectiveness of the global commitment to tackle the world’s deadliest infectious diseases, including tuberculosis.   However, If the world only maintains current levels of investments and programming, internationally agreed targets for 2025 and 2030 will be unattainable. We have a historic opportunity to end the TB epidemic. Significant increases in international funding…

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Speakers Corner: Resty’s Story

GFAN Speakers are advocates and volunteers who take time out of their extremely busy schedules to speak with people around the world about the importance of the Global Fund.  This week, GFAN Speaker Resty Nalwanga shares with us the work she does with young mothers in Kampala, Uganda and why the Global Fund is important to her.  Resty’s childhood had her shuffled around frequently between relatives as she struggled to be healthy.  She contracted TB twice and was diagnosed with HIV when she was a teenager.  During her illness, Resty started volunteering at local health centres and became involved in…

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Spotlight on TB

TB is the world’s most lethal infectious disease, with over 10 million new cases each year, an estimated 1.8 million deaths annually, and many more at risk for infection and illness. Data now shows that the world will not meet the targets set to eliminate TB and funding must be substantially increased – from both international and domestic sources to get back on track and achieve the ambitious Global TB targets. A significant increase for the Global Fund overall is needed and GFAN’s ask for the 6th Replenishment of the Global Fund is for between US$16.8 and 18 billion. Failure…

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Reflections on the AIDS2018 Conference

      The biannual AIDS conference is an important event in our advocate community.  Everyone who attends has a different experience and comes away from the conference with a different perspective.  We asked some of our GFAN speakers who attended the conference to share their thoughts and experiences.        Timur Abdullaev, Anton Basenko, Erika Castellanos, Serge Douomong Yotta, Maurine Murenga, and Resty Nalwanga all answered 6 questions and we are sharing their responses below.           Question 1: How many days were you at the AIDS 2018 conference? Did you attend any meetings before…

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TB Key Populations and the Global Fund’s Sixth Replenishment

Why Key Populations Need a Fully Funded Global Fund and Why the Global Fund Needs Fully Engaged TB Communities Today GFAN released its report on TB key populations and the Global Fund replenishment.  The purpose of this report is to highlight the important work being done by the Global Fund to address the specific needs faced by key populations around the world who are disproportionately affected by TB, and how we risk losing the immense strides we have made against the disease if we do not fully fund the Global Fund.   “This is TB’s moment. The hard work of people affected…

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Global Fund Results Report

The Global Fund has Released its 2017 Results Report.  They have also included supporting documents including key messages, and social media shareables.  “Smart, effective health investments through the Global Fund have saved 27 million lives – proof that global commitment can achieve remarkable success against the world’s deadliest infectious diseases.” GFAN Supporting Materials: Talking Points Social Media Samples: Facebook, Twitter Sharables: “The Global Fund has saved 27 million lives.  I am one”     Suggested Talking Points to Complement the Global Fund Points: Work done through the efforts of the Global Fund and its partners has saved 27 million lives, this…

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