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GFAN Report: 37th Global Fund Board Meeting

Download GFAN’s report on the 37th Board Meeting GFAN was invited as a Guest of the Chair to the 37th Global Fund Board Meeting in Kigali, Rwanda, on May 3rd-4th 2017, and to attend the meetings of the Developed Country NGO Delegation as a permanent observer. This report provides an overview of the Board Meeting process, key documents and important issues, and potential advocacy opportunities for civil society. Key issues that were on the agenda for this Board Meeting included: Continuing resource mobilization Sustainability, transition, and co-financing (STC) Wambo.org The health situation in Venezuela Mark Dybul’s departure and the recruitment…

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GFAN Speaker advocates for global health priorities at C7 meeting in Italy

From 20-21 April 2017, around 60 advocates representing all of the G7 countries, as well as some Southern country partners, gathered in Rome for the C7 – civil society’s answer to the G7 Summit. Italy’s G7 Presidency this year is being seen a time of transition and new developments; for four of the seven leaders who will be around the table in Taormina in May – Theresa May (UK), Donald Trump (US), Paolo Gentiloni (Italy), and the soon to be elected new President of France -, it will be their first Summit. On the first day of the C7, the…

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GFAN Speakers Bureau Now Accepting Nominations for 2017-2018

Application deadline: Friday 28 April 2017 at 5pm EST GFAN is seeking a new group of people for the GFAN Speakers Bureau. These individuals will, as much as possible, represent the diversity of people who are affected by the 3 diseases: men and women of all ages, people from countries around the world and people representing those key populations and communities that are most affected. In 2015, the GFAN Secretariat brought together 8 people to join our newly created Speakers Bureau – a group composed of people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS, TB and/or malaria who have seen the impact…

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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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