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We are Hiring!

We are looking for a new Communications & Advocacy Officer Our team is looking for someone who is a pro-active, skilled communicator who is as comfortable creating interesting and engaging social media and traditional content including newsletters and blog posts as they are conceptualizing, creating, researching and writing advocacy briefs, member toolkits for action, and full-length reports on complex material related to the Global Fund. We are looking for someone with a minimum 2-3 years’ experience in advocating on health or other social justice issues to Parliamentarians and other decision-makers who has a solid understanding of the various types of…

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in conversation with Joyce Ouma

Joyce Ouma is a GFAN Speaker from Kenya. Below is virtual conversation with Joyce, who joined the GFAN Speakers Bureau this year. To learn more about GFAN’s Speakers Bureau & how Speakers can be a part of your Global Fund advocacy visit our Speakers Page. Tell us a little bit about yourself …I am a 24-year-old young woman who is passionate about the institutionalization of the engagement of young people in all platforms. How has The Global Fund affected you personally?The Global Fund has procured life long medication for me and other people living with HIV across the globe.How has…

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Thank you Netherlands for Contributing to the ACT Accelerator

Guest Blog Post from our friends at GFAN Africa On 21 April 2021, GFAN Africa and partners, including communities living with and affected by HIV, TB and malaria and civil society organizations organized a day of action to thank Netherlands for contributing to the ACT Accelerator and to the Global Fund. The letters of appreciation sent by civil society organizations in 14 countries in Africa to Netherlands embassies and consulates expressed sincere gratitude to the Netherlands for their contribution of €52 million to the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator. These funds are critical to support the accelerated development, production,…

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Best Practices: Engaging the Speakers Bureau Online

As we start thinking about the next replenishment of the Global Fund, many of you might be hoping to make use of the GFAN Speakers Bureau.  It remains unclear when international travel may open up again, and some are struggling with how to make use of the Speakers Bureau in a virtual environment.  While typical panel discussions can work well, there is also a sense of “Zoom fatigue” and that panel format.  In light of this, we wanted to share a successful example of online advocacy using the GFAN Speakers Bureau with a more unique format.   I am hoping to…

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Amid COVID-19, the Fight Against Malaria Should not Falter

Guest Blog Post from our friends at GFAN Africa. GFAN Africa joined in efforts to urge for the need to end malaria by organizing activities to mark World Malaria Day 2021, informed by this year’s theme Zero Malaria – drawn the line against malaria. On 22 April, Vuka an online show organized by WACI Health and hosted by Olayide Akanni invited Farhan Yusuf a pharmacist and youth leader for health to share his thoughts on progress made towards ending malaria and what actions should be taken to eliminate the disease. Farhan appreciated that immense efforts in resource allocation, research and…

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Thank you Germany for Your Generous Contribution to the Global Fund

Guest Blog Post from our Friends at GFAN Africa On 21 April 2021, GFAN Africa facilitated a regional day of action to thank Germany for their additional contribution of EUR 140 million to the Global Fund. These resources will support the Global Fund’s efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in low- and middle-income countries and mitigate the impact on HIV, tuberculosis and malaria programs, including through deploying diagnostic tests, protecting front-line health workers and strengthening health systems. This contribution comes at a critical time when the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage the world, adversely affecting the most vulnerable communities, threatening…

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