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GFAN World TB Day Campaign – 24 March 2019

You will find below materials and resources you can use for your own World TB Day campaign, including: Talking PointsSocial Media ToolsResources Talking Points: What is World TB Day? We mark World TB Day each year on March 24th to help bring attention to those affected by TB, and remind the world that despite being a curable disease, TB is currently the leading infectious disease killer, and responsible for 1/3 of all deaths for people with HIV. World TB Day is an opportunity for people everywhere to join this fight by helping to educate others about TB and by urging…

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GFAN at the Preparatory Meeting for Sixth Replenishment

Several GFAN Speakers participated in the Preparatory Meeting for the Global Fund’s Sixth Replenishment in India earlier this month. The participating Speakers: Maurine Murenga, Timur Abdullaev, Resty Nalwanga, and Erika Castellanos all had different roles during the meeting. With Timur speaking on a panel on sustainable financing for health, Erika speaking to attendees about mobilizing communities and young people to end the epidemics and achieve Sustainable Development Goals, and both Maurine and Erika participating as part of their roles as Board Member and Alternate Board Member for the Communities Delegation to the Global Fund. Finally, Resty addressed the Global Fund…

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Photo Story: Mirriam Banda Chisamba (Zambia)

To view photo captions view on full screen. Mirriam Banda Chisamba is the primary health care provider, midwife, nurse, administrator, counsellor and health champion to 15,000 people in her region in eastern Zambia at Kafumbwe Rural Health Centre, Katete District. She is also married and a mother of three. In 2011, she almost lost her daughter to malaria. She recovered, but the memory still haunts her. She also can’t count the many times she has suffered from malaria. Mirriam sees malaria every day at the clinic. In her region, between 20-29% of children under 5 are infected each year. The…

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Protégé : photo reportage Serge Douomong Yotta (Cameroun)

Aller en plein écran pour les légendes de photos. Serge Douomong Yotta est camerounais et milite au sein de la communauté touchée par le VIH, notamment des groupes de population hautement vulnérables tels que les hommes ayant des relations sexuelles avec d’autres hommes (HSH) et les jeunes en Afrique.   Serge s’est engagé dans la lutte contre le VIH et le sida lorsqu’il a remarqué une vague de décès parmi ses amis. Il est personnellement motivé pour arrêter la propagation du VIH dans sa communauté. Il a co-fondé Affirmative Action afin de remédier aux injustices subies par les personnes LGBT…

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Photo Story: Serge Douomong Yotta (Cameroon)

Go to full screen for photo captions. Serge Douomong Yotta is from Cameroon and is an activist with communities affected by HIV including  key population groups such as men who have sex with men (MSM) and youth in Africa. Serge’s commitment to fighting HIV and AIDS began when he noticed a wave of deaths amongst friends. He became personally motivated to stop the spread of HIV within his community. He co-founded Affirmative Action to respond to the injustices faced by LGBT people in Cameroon as well as to provide access to HIV services. Serge took his first HIV test in…

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Behind the Numbers of the Global Fund Replenishment Ask

On 11 January 2019 the Global Fund released a summary of their Investment Case which will be released in full in the next few weeks.  We shared our concern with the numbers presented and that the $US14 billion funding target set for the Global Fund’s Sixth Replenishment will not be enough. This target is significantly lower than the need calculated in our Get Back On Track Report published in July 2018 in which we made a strong case for significant increases in funding to the Global Fund with a replenishment target of US$16.8 to 18 billion. Matthew Kavanagh (HealthGap US and Georgetown U…

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