Statement Announcing the New GFAN International Steering Committee

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Statement Announcing the New GFAN International Steering Committee

The Global Fund Advocates Network (GFAN) International Steering Committee (ISC) is pleased to announce that it held its inaugural meeting today.  After an open call among GFAN’s membership for applications, the new ISC members were chosen by a selection committee to reflect the global nature of GFAN’s work. The GFAN ISC replaces the Steering Committee that had represented GFAN’s members since 2012. The new ISC has 11 members and one ex officio member. The full membership of the new GFAN International Steering Committee is as follows: Solange Baptiste (International Treatment Preparedness Coalition – ITPC)Joanne Carter (Results)Palesa Chetane/Mathato Aumane (Partners in…

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A Primer on Global Health Financing beyond ODA and Global Public Investment

This is summary of policy development and global-level discussions around reforms of Global Health financing to take it away from its current reliance on Official Development Assistance (ODA) and explore alternative models like Global Public Investment (GPI). It intends to help GFAN members catch up with these developments in order to be able to meaningfully contribute to the global conversation on these questions, consider entry points for GFAN through its replenishment advocacy in the next year and more broadly as global health advocates. It also provides a basis for members to engage in the movement for the co-creation of GPI….

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A Primer on Digital Transformation, New Digital Technologies and the Global Fund

This primer is a summary of policy development and global-level discussions around digital transformation and New Digital Technologies (NDT). It intends to help the reader catch up with these developments in order to be able to meaningfully contribute to the global conversation around digital transformation in global health.  What Does Digital Transformation Mean? Digital transformation is an umbrella term first used in the private sector. It refers to the changes industries and businesses undertake when moving from pen and paper, physical operations to digital systems. It is a process that has unfolded all around us in the past decade, but…

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World Mosquito Day: Krystal Birungi on surviving and fighting back against Malaria in Uganda

On World Mosquito Day, we sat down with GFAN speaker Krystal Birungi to talk about the role of the Global Fund in her life and the course of the fight against malaria in Uganda. She knows mosquitos and the ravages they can bring all too well, from studying them as an entomologist but also from the way malaria has touched her and her family. Krystal, tell us about yourself, and why you decided to dedicate so much time to the fight against malaria. I am an entomologist working at the Uganda Virus Research Institute under a project called Target Malaria….

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Interview with Handaa Enkh-Amgalan, author of Stigmatized: A Mongolian Girl’s Journey from Stigma & Illness to Empowerment, and GFAN Speaker

What made you decide to write this book? Once, as I was visiting my family in Mongolia, I went to the TB health clinic where I had been treated for tuberculosis 10 years ago. I just wanted to check out the place to refresh my memories, feelings I was experiencing at that time, and catch up with my former doctors. Initially, I had thought that the clinic would bring back really dark memories and make me feel sad, but it actually inspired me to do something about TB and the attached stigma. Overcoming TB and the attached stigma is a…

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Update from the Extraordinary Board Meeting

There was a virtual Extraordinary Board Meeting held on July 22, 2021.  At the meeting board members debated the proposed framework for the Post 2022 Global Fund Strategy. The draft framework was developed with input from board members, stakeholders, and partners.  Civil Society and Communities were very active in this process and you read more about the process and what the asks were from both by visiting our page on the Strategy Development. If you want to see the consolidated civil society and community priorities including translations in French, Russian and Spanish, you can find those here.     At the…

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