Update from the Extraordinary Board Meeting

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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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on the HLM on HIV in New York

Guest Blog Post by our friends at Salud por Derecho* Last month the High Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS took place in New York, in which the Member States of the United Nations adopted (not without controversy) a new Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS that, according to UNAIDS, it is ambitious and achievable, aiming to end inequalities and be in a position to end AIDS by 2030. To find out what happened there and analyze the situation of the pandemic globally and also in Spain, Sauld por Derecho spoke with Ramón Espacio, president of CESIDA, the state coordinator for HIV. First…

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call for applications: GFAN ISC

GFAN SEEKS MEMBERS FOR NEW INTERNATIONAL STEERING COMMITTEE The Global Fund Advocates Network (GFAN) is seeking members for its new International Steering Committee. The GFAN International Steering Committee (GFAN ISC) will be composed of at least 10 members who represent the diversity of the GFAN network and will support GFAN to fulfill its mission and strategies as volunteer experts providing advice and support. The GFAN ISC will do this in a collaborative way alongside GFAN Secretariat staff and the GFAN administrative host, Joep Lange Institute (JLI). GFAN ISC Members will commit themselves to functioning in a way that creates and…

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To address COVID-19, we can learn from HIV

Guest Blog Post by our friends at Salud por Derecho* Earlier this month the High Level Meeting on HIV / AIDS took place in New York, United States, in which the Member States of the United Nations adopted (not without controversy) a new Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS that, According to UNAIDS, it is ambitious and achievable, aiming to end inequalities and be in a position to end AIDS by 2030. To find out what happened there and analyze the situation of the pandemic globally, Sauld por Derecho spoke with Florence Riako Anam, program manager at the Global Network of people living with…

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GFAN Africa Joins in Celebrating The Global Fund at 20

Guest Blog Post from GFAN Africa: On 8 June 2021, GFAN Africa organized a webinar titled – The Global Fund at 20: An Africa Civil Society Dialogue on the sidelines of the HLM on HIV/AIDS. The webinar marked the launch of a series of activities by GFAN Africa to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Global Fund partnership. In her remarks, Linda Mafu the Head of Political and Civil Society Advocacy at the Global Fund appreciated the role of civil society in reminding the world about the need for global solidarity for HIV treatment. This led to the creation of…

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GFAN is now hosted at JLI

Dear GFAN Family, As you know, in December 2020, GFAN launched a Request for Proposals process to help us find a new host organization. With support from an Interim Advisory Committee struck of GFAN’s members and partners, we reviewed several excellent proposals. In late February, the Interim Advisory Committee provided a greenlight to pursue one organization. After working together and with the GFAN Steering Committee to sign a Memorandum of Understanding, we want to share with you the exciting news that GFAN has found a permanent home at the Joep Lange Institute (JLI).  JLI is an independent institute that promotes…

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