New research conducted by Aidsfonds, Frontline AIDS, and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in Indonesia, Kenya, Uganda and Ukraine reveals opportunities but also major areas of concern as countries move towards UHC, while at the same time transitioning from international to domestic funding for HIV programmes.
This research shows that by pushing for active and meaningful involvement in UHC at a country level, civil society can bring the learnings of the past four decades of responding to HIV to help shape a vision for a rights-based, person-centred UHC that, if implemented, leaves no one behind.
GFAN members Friends of the Global Fund Europe and Osservatorio AiDS, in collaboration with AIDOS, and the theatre company Bluestocking, launched, earlier this month, a short video highlighting the most common stereotypes on HIV/AIDS 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 AIDS. 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 Italy on World AIDS Day. Two similar videos on tuberculosis and malaria will be released in the upcoming months.
The video is part of a joint information campaign to make the Global Fund better known in Italy ahead of the next replenishment.
Guest Blog Post: Peter Wiessner, Aktionsbündnis gegen AIDS
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is today one of our most important instruments for ending AIDS, TB and Malaria by 2030. human rights principles and the removal of barriers to access to HIV programmes, treatment and prevention are central to the implementation of programmes financed by the Global Fund.
People with HIV are still being discriminated against and criminalised in many countries. In some Eastern European countries, particularly in Russia, we observe that access to HIV and harm reduction services is hardly possible for drug user communities. In some African countries, punitive legislation against gays and other LGBTI communities means that people at increased risk cannot be reached through HIV programmes. In other regions, gender inequalities result in girls...
Funders Concerned About AIDS’ signature report, Philanthropic Support to Address HIV/AIDS, is the most comprehensive study of its kind. The current edition – based on calendar year 2017 grantmaking – captures data on more than 6,700 grants, awarded by 472 foundations in 14 countries, in an effort to identify gaps, trends, and opportunities in HIV-related philanthropy. This data supports funders in their efforts to make informed decisions about where resources would make the most impact.
STOPAIDS invited GFAN Speaker Clara Banya to speak to UK Parliamentarians from the Conservative Party about her experiences and the importance of the Global Fund. Clara’s clear message to Parliamentarians highlighted the importance of Global Fund Funding to end the epidemics of HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria:
‘I am the living testimony of what Global Fund has achieved over the years, without it I could have been dead long, long time ago. Continue to support the Global Fund so that the gains we have made over the past 18 years do not go down the drain’.
You can watch part of Clara’s speech here .
Clara with Conservative MP Stephen Crabb. The Map is showing how many lives have been saved from the UK’s contribution to the Global Fund.
The 2nd October event, ‘UK leadership at the Global Fund’, was hosted by, STOPAIDS , the International HIV/AIDS...
Venezuela is in the middle of an unprecedented, statemade, complex humanitarian emergency with severe and widespread social consequences. Its AIDS program, once lauded as a model, has collapsed, with chronic drug
shortages and the lack of condoms or diagnostic tests putting thousands at risk of preventable diseases and death.
The publication includes a 4 point plan call to action