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UHC Day – 12 December 2019

Universal Health Coverage Day has been held every December 12 since 2014 and is a day to demand action. This year organizers are calling on governments around the world to keep their commitments made this fall at the UNHLM. The theme this year is Keep the Promise #HealthForAll by 2030. Universal health coverage (UHC) ensures all people, everywhere, can get the quality health services they need without facing financial hardship. It is a fundamentally political goal, rooted in the right to health. It is also one of the smartest investments any country can make. https://universalhealthcoverageday.org/about/ Show Your Support: You can find…

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HIV and Human Rights

People with HIV, tuberculosis and malaria talk about their experiences and the connection between human rights and HIV work. Our friends at Action Against AIDS conducted three interviews to discuss the connections between human rights and HIV work. The videos, embedded below, highlight the needs of people who are all too often marginalized and emphasize the need to focus on human rights principles. The interviewees share their concerns if we loose focus and start to chip away the gains we have made. Maurine Murenga, a HIV-positive mother from Kenya, and GFAN Speaker, explains the importance of access to medicines for…

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GFAN World AIDS Day Tools and Resources

In advance of World AIDS Day on Sunday December 1, here are a number of resources you can use in your advocacy and on social media.  Spotlight on HIV : Highlighting the critical need for increased funding Video & Photo Stories: Erika, Loyce, Serge & ClaraSocial Media : Sample posts for Twitter & FacebookOther Resources : Additional tools for your advocacy Spotlight on HIV: A resource with information on why investing in HIV is critical. Video and Photo Stories: The videos and photo stories below share the voices of our speakers.  Their stories highlight the successes of the Global Fund…

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A Thank You from GFAN Africa

In November, the membership of GFAN Africa set aside a day of action when they said thank you to private sector organizations, Foundations, African Governments and donors; who contributed towards the successful 6th replenishment of the Global Fund which raised $14.028 billion. Expressing gratitude for the strong commitment towards global health, GFAN Africa membership described the contributions as life – saving. They emphasized that the resources for the period 2020 – 2022 will reduce suffering, strengthen health security, and catalyze economic growth. The resources have equipped the Global Fund partnership to cut the mortality rate resulting from HIV, TB and…

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Crafting with GFAN!

During the Replenishment conference we received many complements on the fabric baskets that we had in our booth. We were so pleased that everyone liked the results of our team-building activity! These baskets are very simple to make and good project for a novice sewist. If you want to learn how to make your own basket – the directions are below! Materials you will need: 4 pieces of Fabric cut in 13″ x 15″ rectangles (to make a smaller or bigger basket adjust the size, just make sure all 4 pieces are cut to the same size)4 pieces of iron…

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GFAN in Lyon at the Global Fund 6th Replenishment

GFAN Pre-Meeting Members of civil society and communities gathered together on the morning of October 8 for a discussion, updates, and a Q&A with Global Fund Executive Director, Peter Sands. The meeting was hosted by GFAN and its Regional Partners from Africa and Asia-Pacific. Participants had an opportunity to gather as well as to look at last-minute messaging and preparations for the conference. We would like to give a special thank you to the Global Fund for providing this space for advocates and communities to meet. Demonstration in the Streets of Lyon French Advocates invited GFAN members to join a…

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