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Loyce’s Visit to Canada

The GFAN Speakers Bureau features advocates who have seen the impact of the Global Fund in their lives.  Speakers share the message of the importance of the Global Fund and are active advocates in their own communities for prevention, treatment and/or care for one or more of the three diseases. In April Loyce Maturu visited Canada to speak with advocates, supporters and Members of Parliament.  She shared her message on the Global Fund and actively advocated for an increased pledge for the Global Fund from Canada. She also had an opportunity to testify before the House of Commons Finance Committee…

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Photo exhibition “Burkinabè”

Guest Blog Post:  Osservatorio AiDS – Aids Diritti Salute Pictures are said to “speak more than a thousand words”. In order to document the impact of interventions to fight HIV and AIDS and to promote the right to access to medicines in Burkina Faso,  Osservatorio AiDS (Italian Network on AIDS, Rights and Health) together with its NGO member AIDOS (Association for Women in Development) engaged photographer Francesco Cocco to tell the story of the work done by The Global Fund and other organizations in the country.  In addition to visiting hospitals, Francesco also documented civil society organizations fighting gender-based violence…

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GFAN World Malaria Day Campaign – April 25

You will find below materials and resources you can use for your own World Malaria Day campaign, including: Talking PointsResourcesSocial Media and ShareablesZero Malaria Starts with Me CampaignMalaria Must Die Campaign Talking Points: The Global Fund saves lives With its partners, the Global Fund has supported and saved millions of lives: 27 million as of 2018. In 2017, in countries where the Global Fund invests:197 million mosquito nets distributed108 million cases of malaria treated6 million pregnant women received preventive therapy12.5 million structures covered by indoor residual spraying213 million tests for malaria conductedThe Global Fund represents 57% of all international financing…

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Video: The Global Reach of TB and the Stereotypes that Impact People

GFAN members Friends of the Global Fund Europe and Osservatorio AiDS, together with AIDOS, and the theatre company Bluestocking, launched, last month, for World TB Day a short video highlighting the most common stereotypes on TB in Italy. The video uses ironic messages to shape the audiences’ understanding of the portrayed clichés and highlight the critical role of the Global Fund in addressing the global reach of TB. Many of the stereotypes portrayed in the video are common in other countries and they wanted to share a version with English subtitles of their video. The video was initially launched in…

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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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