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Over 100 Civil Society Organizations call on The Netherlands to Increase Contribution to the Global Fund

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ms L. Ploumen, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation PO Box 20061 2500 EB Den Haag The Netherlands Concerns: Global Fund Replenishment 2017-2019 Dear Minister Ploumen, 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 and its investments in sexual and reproductive health rights and HIV, has greatly contributed in investing strongly to advance the efforts to end AIDS. Last week, thousands of activists, policymakers and researchers gathered for the 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa….

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A Fully Funded Global Fund is Vital to Ending the AIDS Epidemic

Today at the International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa, GFAN launched two new reports, as well as a Call to Action for a fully funded Global Fund. Since its inception in 2002, the Global Fund has played a critical role in mobilizing and securing resources to invest in programs that serve key and vulnerable populations, and is on course to save 22 million lives by the end of 2016. The first report, Key Populations and the Global Fund: Delivering Key Results, written in partnership with the Free Space Process (FSP) and ICASO, makes the case for why a fully funded Global…

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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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Women Deliver & the Global Fund’s work to advance the health of women and girls

Women Deliver starts today in Copenhagen. To support the Global Fund’s voice and message during the conference, partners have put together some social media materials for you to share over the next few days. An interactive map illustrating the Global Fund’s work to advance women’s health around the world. It features country case studies and personal stories. You can also embed this onto your website with the code: <iframe src=”https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.knightlab.com/storymapjs/cd776d000f00232198ae65160c286b69/the-global-fund-delivers-for-women-and-girls-worldwide/index.html” width=”100%” height=”800″ frameborder=”0″></iframe> Sharegraphics (below) featuring quotes and photos from advocates from the GFAN Speakers Bureau A two-page factsheet on the Global Fund and women and girls featuring quotes from GFAN speakers….

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