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Over 100 civil society organizations call on The Netherlands to increase contribution to the Global Fund

Global Fund Advocates Network (GFAN) Africa, Africa Civil Society Platform on Health and partners penned a letter to Minister Ploumen of the Ministry for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation acknowledging the leadership role played by the Dutch government in sexual and reproductive health and rights and HIV efforts over the years, noting their concern of the serious implications of decreasing funding levels and calling upon the Netherlands’ continued leadership through the upcoming Global Fund replenishment. We, representatives of Africa Civil Society Organizations, are greatly inspired by The Netherlands, which has been a proven leader in the fight against HIV. The Netherlands…

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Reports: A fully funded Global Fund is vital to ending the AIDS epidemic

DURBAN, South Africa, 20 July 2016 – Fully replenishing the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria is essential for delivering on the promises to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic made in the Sustainable Development Goals and the UN Declaration on Ending AIDS. While fully replenishing the Fund would save millions of lives, failure to do so would unravel years of progress and jeopardize effective programs for reaching key and vulnerable populations at greatest risk for HIV.
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Reflections on civil society advocacy, key populations and the High Level Meeting on Ending AIDS

Our Global Fund Champion, EriKa Castellanos, took part in the Civil Society Hearing in April and a week of civil society-led lobbying initiatives held in May ahead of the High Level of Meeting on HIV/AIDS and at the side event “Leaving no one behind: The rights and health of key and vulnerable populations” during the HLM that took place from 8-10 June 2016 in New York. Back in May, I joined 37 advocates from 30 different civil society organizations from countries around the world to engage in the official UN meetings and share their advocacy messages with country representatives in…

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Is Africa ready to end AIDS by 2030? Opinion Leaders dialogue on the courage, determination and commitment needed

The Africa Civil Society Platform and GFAN Africa hub is a platform for network and network organizations engaged in political advocacy, civil society mobilization and capacity building on health financing with emphasis on domestic resources and accountability. The Platform is implementing a project in three countries and engaging the African Union and RECs in advancing the space for civil society voices in the policy process and intergovernmental negotiations that directly and indirectly impact on the Global Fund investments to end address the three diseases aswell as demanding it is fully funded not only as a donor government solidarity but with…

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Speaker visits London to tell MPs and decision-makers that middle-income countries need the Global Fund

Written by Anton Basenko, Alliance for Public Health & GFAN Speaker Since I joined the GFAN Speakers Bureau in the summer of 2015, I’ve been very much looking forward to my first trip to support Global Fund advocacy. I’m from Ukraine, the country with the second biggest HIV epidemic in the Eastern Europe & Central Asia region and which is concentrated among and driven by people who inject drugs (PWID) and other key affected populations. It’s also a country with one of the highest rates of MDR-TB and TB/HIV co-infection in the world, but has the lowest rate of TB…

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