blog

blog

Read our latest news

Read more

Grantee Spotlight: STOPAIDS

Through the NVF for GFA grant, STOPAIDS successfully built parliamentary support and strengthened the technical case for the Global Fund amongst British parliamentarians, DFID, ministers, and UK civil society. Working in close collaboration with partners including RESULTS UK, The International HIV/ AIDS Alliance, Malaria No More, and ONE, STOPAIDS have engaged key parliamentary advocates in promoting the Global Fund and have built breadth of parliamentary backing that provides a supportive context for ministerial decision-making and can influence approaches to grant policy. STOPAIDS successfully influenced party manifestos and secured commitments related to global health, human rights and research & development. It…

Read More +

GFAN’s report back from the Global Fund’s 38th Board Meeting

The Global Fund held its 38th Board Meeting from 14-15 November 2017 in Geneva. GFAN was invited as a Guest of the Chair to the board meeting and to attend the meetings of the Developed Country NGO Delegation as a permanent observer.  Key issues that were on the agenda for this Board Meeting included; Selection of the new Executive Director of the Global Fund Eligibility Resource Mobilisation and 6th Replenishment Evolution of CCM’s Loan buy-downs/Innovative Financing Various operational issues: approval of operating budget, risk, fraud and corruption policy Read GFAN’s full report from the Board meeting – this document provides an overview…

Read More +

Guest blog: Salud por Derecho: D2H agreements are a step forward, but the Spanish government must still live up to its’ 2017 commitment to announce a substantial pledge to the Global Fund

It has been one year since the Spanish parliament, with the support of all political groups, agreed to a non-binding-proposal that urged the government to return to being a significant donor for the Global Fund during the 2017-2019 period, and to announce a substantial contribution that should reach up to 100 million euros for this three years (2017-2019). This commitment however remains unfulfilled, and Spain is still one of the countries that has drastically cut funding for HIV/AIDS. Bilateral aid for pandemics is very limited and the cut in multilateral aid is especially significant because, despite having been one of…

Read More +

Grantee spotlight: Africa Japan Forum

This article is part of a series on the grantees of The New Venture Fund for Global Fund Advocacy (NVF for GFA), a grant-making initiative dedicated to advocacy for increased resource mobilization for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The NVF for GFA initiative is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. International Civil Society Support (ICSS)—which serves as the Secretariat for the Global Fund Advocates Network—is the primary grantee and technical partner of NVF for GFA. As a technical partner, ICSS provides support to grantees by providing strategic input and coordinating with key stakeholders to…

Read More +

TB Civil Society and Community Members Take Action in Moscow

On November 14th, 2017, in the midst of the Global Ministerial Meeting on TB in Moscow, we asked GFAN members and networks to jump into action, and jump you did! The TB community was given a unique opportunity to present Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Director General of the WHO, with a short statement of top-level asks for the UN High Level Meeting on TB on behalf of civil society with a very short deadline for sign-on. Spearheaded and written by the Affected Communities and Civil Society Advisory Panel for the HLM, the intentionally short statement outlined what civil society…

Read More +

Grantee spotlight: Osservatorio AiDS – Aids Diritti Salute/AIDOS

This article is part of a series on the grantees of The New Venture Fund for Global Fund Advocacy (NVF for GFA), a grant-making initiative dedicated to advocacy for increased resource mobilization for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The NVF for GFA initiative is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. International Civil Society Support (ICSS)—which serves as the Secretariat for the Global Fund Advocates Network—is the primary grantee and technical partner of NVF for GFA. As a technical partner, ICSS provides support to grantees by providing strategic input and coordinating with key stakeholders to…

Read More +