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Evaline Kibuchi the Coordinator Stop TB Partnership Kenya on her visit to Ottawa, Canada to speak to Members of Parliament about the importance of Canada’s participation in the TBHLM. 

Background

Globally, tuberculosis (TB) claims more lives than Malaria and HIV combined. In 2016 alone, the infectious disease claimed about 1.7 million lives globally. The TB target in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is to end the disease by 2030.  This calls for innovations and accelerated advocacy to ensure adequate resources towards TB interventions that will realize this goal.

The year 2018 provides a once-in-a- lifetime opportunity for High Level advocacy around the disease.  The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) allocated a special forum for the heads of states to deliberate on TB and make commitments which, if well implemented, will lead to ending TB by 2030.  ...


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Through the NVF for GFA grant, STOPAIDS successfully built parliamentary support and strengthened the technical case for the Global Fund amongst British parliamentarians, DFID, ministers, and UK civil society.

Working in close collaboration with partners including RESULTS UK, The International HIV/ AIDS Alliance, Malaria No More, and ONE, STOPAIDS have engaged key parliamentary advocates in promoting the Global Fund and have built breadth of parliamentary backing that provides a supportive context for ministerial decision-making and can influence approaches to grant policy. STOPAIDS successfully influenced party manifestos and secured commitments related to global health, human rights and research & development. It also supported the re-establishment of the All Party Parliamentary Group on HIV&AIDS and the election of a passionate Chair, and maintained strong engagement with the DFID Global Fund team by communicating civil s...


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