The Global Fund Advocates Network Asia-Pacific (GFAN AP) is a platform of community and civil society advocates in Asia-Pacific for a fully funded Global Fund. It supports community and civil society mobilisation in the areas of increased domestic financing for HIV, TB and malaria responses; increased donor contributions towards the Global Fund; and ensuring that policy frameworks on health financing take into account community, rights and gender issues.
GFAN AP was established in April 2014 as the first GFAN Regional Partner, following a consultation of representatives from key populations, communities and CS organisations, GFAN and the Global Fund Secretariat. The Consultation hosted by the Asia-Pacific Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS (APN+) was held in Bangkok, Thailand and was convened recognising the need for regional and country-specific support and strategies for the Global Fund replenishment from the Asia-Pacific region.
GFAN AP coordinates and supports country affiliates on Global Fund Replenishment efforts and at the regional level to facilitate greater understanding and involvement of communities, networks, and organisations in the Asia-Pacific; facilitates spaces and platforms for community advocacy for the Global Fund, health financing and domestic resource mobilisation; and support communities and civil society mobilisation on advocacy efforts on health financing and domestic resource mobilisation.
GFAN AP membership is open to individuals and organisations working on Global Fund and health financing related issues in the Asia-Pacific and to become a member, please click here.