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ICSS invited as technical partner for multi-year Global Fund Advocacy grant

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has granted USD$5 million over three years to the New Venture Fund to support the Global Fund Advocates Network and country specific advocacy for Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria resource mobilization. Over the term of the grant, International Civil Society Support (ICSS), as the secretariat for the Global Fund Advocates Network (GFAN), will work with the New Venture Fund (NVF) as its technical partner to support country-level organizations to develop proposals and refer them for funding to the New Venture Fund for Global Fund Advocacy fund (NVF for GFA). Identification of…

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Robin Hood Campaign: European Day of Action & Update

On December 8th 2014, advocates in several European countries coordinated a Day of Action for the Robin Hood Tax campaign. Each country staged outdoor events to encourage European leaders to support a Europe-wide financial transaction tax. Projection on Germany Chancellory (© Mike Auerbach). On the European Day of Action, the German Campaign (Steuer Gegen Armut) asks Angela Merkel whether she will take the sides of the banks or citizens. Sending a message in Spain (© Guillermo Gumiel). A projection on the Spanish Parliament building. Where Europe’s leaders stand on the FTT: Behind bankers? Or citizens? Projection in Paris (© Charles…

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GFAN Speaks with Mark Dybul on “The Changing Landscape and Implications for the Global Fund”

On Friday, January 6th, Global Fund Executive Director Dr. Mark Dybul joined GFAN for its first call of 2015 to provide an overview of the presentation he shared at Global Fund Board retreat and meeting in Montreux in November 2014. It provides a high level perspective on key challenges and opportunities in global health (and for the Global Fund), addresses some of the recent Global Fund innovations and explains work underway regarding the Development Continuum. Shared knowledge and understanding of these topics is highly relevant for the advocacy work ahead of us in the context of the first Replenishment process meeting in…

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Make the Robin Hood Tax Work for the Global Fund

It’s official: the Robin Hood Tax is the most popular tax in the world. Over a million actions have been taken calling for this tiny tax on financial transactions: to help protect public services and fight poverty and climate change, at home and abroad. Thank you to all the GFAN members that signed the petition! Presented to decision-makers across European capitals, the Million Strong petition is the latest initiative from the growing global campaign for financial transactions taxes. The call was targeted at the leaders and finance ministers of eleven European countries (including France and Germany) currently negotiating to introduce…

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Sign-on letter to Chancellor Merkel & the G7 Summit: End AIDS, TB, malaria by 2030

Action against AIDS Germany asks NGOs worldwide to sign on to a letter to the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, in the context of the G7 Summit in 2015 and the end of AIDS,TB and malaria. The next G7 Summit will take place in Germany in 2015. Chancellor Merkel already announced that health will play a prominent role on the summit agenda. We would like to send the attached letter to Chancellor Merkel to appeal to her to ensure that the seven most economically powerful nations commit to the end of AIDS, TB and malaria by 2030, and respectively commit to…

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Infographic: The FTT – An Opportunity for the Global Fund

Many thanks to Salud por Derecho for creating these infographics! Download: PDF (ENG | SPA) JPEG (ENG | SPA)