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GFAN’s Global Fund champions prepare for renewed resource mobilization advocacy

The GFAN Secretariat is proud to announce the relaunch of the Speakers Bureau, with a group of ten champions with a wide range of perspectives on populations, diseases and regions, who will work towards the Global Fund’s 6th replenishment in 2019. GFAN created its ongoing project, the GFAN Speakers Bureau, in 2015, to help support its members in their advocacy for resource mobilization for the Global Fund. Its first group of eight members – or ‘champions’ for the Global Fund – took part in around two dozen advocacy tours across the continents and met with numerous parliamentarians, media and grassroots…

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New Global Fund champions look forward to busy year ahead in tuberculosis advocacy

The Global Fund Advocates Network Speakers Bureau welcomes our three new tuberculosis-focused Global Fund champions who will be sharing their stories over the next few years with decision-makers around the world to advocate for Global Fund resource mobilization. The GFAN Speakers Bureau is relaunching in the coming weeks with 5 new and 5 returning champions. With the first-ever UN High-Level Meeting on TB scheduled for 2018, TB will be a key issue on policy agendas and we expect our speakers to be active in promoting the Global Fund’s importance in the fight to end this epidemic and to bring the…

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Communities and Civil Society Meet in Bangkok to Discuss Strategic Advocacy and the UN High Level Meeting on TB

More than 60 advocates representing civil society and affected communities working in TB from 32 countries met in Bangkok on July 29th and 30th to take stock of the current TB advocacy landscape, identify opportunities for mobilization, agree on some of the key priorities for the coming year, and develop joint roadmaps and strategies in the lead-up to the Global Ministerial Meeting in Moscow in November and The UN High Level Meeting on TB next year. Over the course of the two days, the group agreed on a set of 6 advocacy asks that will help guide their work and…

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Civil Society Statement on the Zero Draft of the Declaration proposed for the Global Ministerial Conference on Ending TB

GFAN has coordinated the writing of a Civil Society response to the Zero Draft for the Declaration proposed for the Global Ministerial Conference on Ending TB in Moscow ahead of the UN High Level Meeting on TB in 2018. The WHO is currently accepting edits to the Zero Draft via an online consultation. The final edited statement below was created with the input of GFAN members, partners, and affected communities. 

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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