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GFAN Africa – Day of Action for African Governments

On 19 September 2019 GFAN Africa, in collaboration with WACI Health, organized a day of advocacy dubbed Day of Action for African Governments. Members of the Network delivered letters to Presidents of African Countries, asking them to contribute to the 6th Replenishment of the Global Fund as well as allocating additional domestic resources for health in their respective countries.  The 6th Replenishment Conference will take place on 9 October 2019 in Lyon, France and seeks to raise a minimum of US$14 billion to be able to #getbackontrack to defeat HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria worldwide. The 6th Replenishment funds will help save 16 million lives,…

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GFAN Africa – Domestic Resources for Health Key to Achieving Sustainable Health Financing in Africa

In New York on 22 September 2019, WACI Health, Rwanda NGOs Forum, IMRO, GFAN Africa, and the Global Fund organized an engaging panel discussion themed: ‘Domestic Resource Mobilization and sustainable Health Financing in Africa’ which was held on the side lines of the High Level Meeting on Universal Healthcare Coverage (UHC). This side event joined in the worldwide discussions around achieving sustainable financing for UHC in Africa through increased domestic resources for health. According to the 2019 Investment Case for the Global Fund, a successful 6th Replenishment of the Global Fund will spur US $46 billion in domestic resources from implementing countries…

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GFAN AP – Because when the fight is hardest… #HeroesGiveMore

Global Fund Advocates Network Asia-Pacific (GFAN AP) launched the #HeroesGiveMore campaign in August 2019 – the last push from communities and civil society in Asia-Pacific towards the public, private sector, and private foundations donors of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) for increased pledges for the Sixth Replenishment of the Global Fund. The campaign was launched at an event co-organized by GFAN AP, APCASO and Asia Pacific Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS (APN+) and hosted by the Embassy of Canada under the auspices of Ambassador H.E. Donica Pottie in Bangkok, Thailand on 15th of August 2019 just…

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The Global Fund’s Fight Against TB

TB kills more people than any other infectious disease and is the leading killer of people living with HIV; about one in three deaths among people with HIV are due to TB. The Global Fund provides 69% of all international financing for tuberculosis (10% of total available resources) and has disbursed US$6.6 billion for TB programs and US$2.1 for TB/ HIV programs as of June 2019. As the leading international funder of TB programs, the Global Fund is a critical partner in achieving the new targets set at the UN High-Level Meeting. See the results of these initiative and others in…

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Gender Equality and the Global Fund

The Global Fund launched HER in 2018 to drive down HIV infection rates among adolescent girls and young women through partnerships with the private sector in 13 priority countries. This is just one of the programs that the Global Fund funds to promote gender equality and ensure that women and girls are able to take charge of their own health. Working together with PEPFAR and other organizations, the Global Fund has increased our investments in adolescent girls and young women fi vefold in the 2017-2019 period, to US$200 million. The Global Fund’s matching funds program used US$55 million to mobilize…

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GFAN Africa: Partnerships with Private Sector Key to Achieving Desired Health Outcomes

On 5 September 2019, GFAN Africa and WACI Health joined in an event organized by The Global Fund and Goodbye Malaria in Cape Town: Step up The Fight: How African Private Sector Will Help End AIDS, TB and Malaria by 2030. After years of remarkable progress in the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria, new threats have slowed progress and enabled the three diseases to gain ground. With its capacity for innovation and collaboration, the private sector in Africa plays a crucial role in stepping up the fight to end these epidemics.  This high-level event was attended by South Africa’s and Namibia’s Ministers…

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