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Global Fund Results Report

The Global Fund has Released its 2017 Results Report.  They have also included supporting documents including key messages, and social media shareables.  “Smart, effective health investments through the Global Fund have saved 27 million lives – proof that global commitment can achieve remarkable success against the world’s deadliest infectious diseases.” GFAN Supporting Materials: Talking Points Social Media Samples: Facebook, Twitter Sharables: “The Global Fund has saved 27 million lives.  I am one”     Suggested Talking Points to Complement the Global Fund Points: Work done through the efforts of the Global Fund and its partners has saved 27 million lives, this…

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Guest Blog Post: Domestic resource mobilization for sustainable health financing in Africa: Meeting UHC targets

Guest Blog Post by WAIC Health Achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and indeed the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are goals that many countries in the African Region have adopted. While healthcare is a basic human right, likely to be accessible and affordable in developed nations, healthcare access remains beyond the reach of many individuals including women and children living in developing countries. UHC ensures that everyone, anywhere receives quality curative, promotive, preventive and rehabilitative health services they need without experiencing financial hardship. A recent modelling exercise conducted by the WHO found that in order to achieve SDG 3 targets, a significant increase in funding…

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Guest Blog Post: To End the World’s Deadliest Diseases, Invest in Civil Society

Guest Blog Post by Allan Maleche: When civil society has a seat at the table, they give a voice to the communities most at risk of or heavily affected by AIDS, TB and malaria When it comes to dealing with global health challenges, representatives of civil society may not always be the most popular people in the room as they press for prioritizing marginalized and stigmatized groups.  Yet, they may be the most impactful in ensuring that progress is made. The fact is that in the fight against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria, civil society is an instrumental partner in…

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Guest Blog Post – AIDS 2018 Closes with Call to Action on TB and Integrated Care

Guest Blog Post by The ACTION Secretariat:  In a special session at the close of the 22nd International AIDS Conference, former U.S. President Bill Clinton and other high-level speakers called for urgent action to better integrate the responses to tuberculosis (TB) and HIV. President Clinton called on the audience to remember that TB is the largest killer of people with HIV and urged Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other heads of state to demonstrate global commitments to more ambitious, people-centered responses in two months at the first-ever United Nations High-Level Meeting (UNHLM) on TB in New York on September 26. This…

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Guest Blog Post: AIDS 2018 – Debates Over Best Use of Global Funds

Guest Blog Post by Sara L.M. Davis:  Steadily growing rates of HIV infection in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) are at the heart of a debate roiling health aid at AIDS 2018. While US funding for the global HIV response increased in 2017, that trend is unlikely to continue and most other donors cut back, according to a new report from Kaiser Family Foundation and UNAIDS. The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria and PEPFAR argue that given the limited global funding for HIV, they should prioritize investing in Sub-Saharan African countries to reach the largest number of people living with HIV. Middle-income…

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AIDS2018 Updates and Information

Schedules: What is happening at AIDS 2018?  Have a look at our  GFAN Roadmap! If you are looking for the schedule for the GFAN Networking Zone you can find that here: AIDS2018 week schedule pamphlet. Back on Track Press Conference: We are holding a press conference on Wednesday, July 25 at AIDS2018 to launch our campaign to Get Back on Track to End the Epidemics.   MEDIA ADVISORY – Get Back on Track To End the Epidemics We will post updates on the campaign launch as they are available.