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Meet Aaron

Hello! My name is Aaron Sunday and I am a 27 year old public health specialist, global influential civic leader, public speaker, AVAC 2021 Falobi award-winning advocate, and researcher.  As a young person living with HIV and a survivor of TB in Kaduna State, Nigeria, the Global Fund has had a profound effect on many different aspects of my life.  As someone who has survived TB, I am grateful to the Global Fund because without it, I think I would have joined one of the many people that would have been counted as those that have died from TB. Also, thanks to the Global…

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Is HIV work human rights work?

Guest Blog Post from Action against AIDS Our friends at Action against AIDS co-hosted a virtual conference, “Is HIV Work Human Rights Work,” in late 2020.  At the conference discussion focused on Eastern Europe and Central Asia where participants argued the regions need a fundamental change of course in their HIV policies to bring the still expanding epidemic under control. Experts from the region discussed paths to effective prevention measures and care. The number of HIV infections has been rising in Eastern Europe and Central Asia for years – against the global trend. The reason lies in a disastrous mixture…

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GFAN’s World TB Day Campaign

The impact of COVID-19 on TB service delivery has already been devastating and threatens to worsen. New TB case notifications in some areas have dropped by up to 75%, which means we risk falling far behind on finding the 3 million people with TB who are “missed” each year. If we do not combine our efforts to fight both TB and COVID-19 together, we will undoubtedly lose years of progress. The Global Fund is providing guidance, tools and immediate funding of more than US$1 billion to help countries fight COVID-19, mitigate the impacts on lifesaving HIV, TB and malaria programs,…

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Update on Search for GFAN Host Organization: Launch of Request for Proposals (RFP)

In September 2020, Global Fund Advocates Network initiated a process to find a new host organization for GFAN given the imminent closure of GFAN’s founding host organization since 2011, International Civil Society Support (ICSS). Our preference is to maintain a high level of management autonomy and a high level of staff accountability to our global network. At the same time, we aim to benefit from any strengths of a host organization’s structures for human resource management and support. Given these primary considerations, GFAN determined that the best course of action was to leverage a temporary bridging mechanism hosted at the…

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The Global Fund’s 44th Board Meeting

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) is managed by a Board that consists of leading global health stakeholders with a total of 20 voting members.  There is equal representation between donors and implementers in voting seats on the board, which also includes representation from NGOs, communities affected by HIV, TB and malaria, private sector and private foundations.  Board meetings are held twice a year and the core function of the board includes making decisions on: strategy development, governance oversight, and commitment of financial resources.  The GFAN Secretariat is invited as a Guest of the Board…

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News From GFAN

Dear GFAN Family, It has been a difficult few months for the GFAN Secretariat and with heavy hearts we wanted to share the news with you that our parent organization, ICSS (International Civil Society Support), is currently in the process of winding up operations and it has a scheduled closing date for operations of 30 November.  We wanted to let you know that GFAN will be moving on 16 October to the New Venture Fund (NVF) as a temporary home while a strategic and more permanent host organization is sought for early 2021.  The GFAN staff team that will be…

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