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GFANtastic Reports Roundup

Please find below a list of reports and other resources that came out in 2019.  If you see any reports missing please do let us know and we will update the list. Please send any suggestions to Tara – Tara (at) icssupport.org.  All of the resources listed below and those from previous years can also be found in our Resources section. A-F Addressing the structural drivers of HIV: A STRIVE synthesis Are monitoring and evaluation systems adequate to report the programmatic coverage of HIV services among key populations in countries? Beyond Fighting Disease: Effects of Aid from the Global Fund on…

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GFAN Africa: Thank you Netherlands for Contributing to the Global Fund

On 18 December, GFAN Africa and WACI Health visited the Embassy of Netherlands in Nairobi and presented a thank you letter, appreciating the country for their generous contribution towards the 6th replenishment of the Global Fund.  The Netherlands contribution of €156 million for the period 2020 – 2022 which will enable the Global Fund support countries in their efforts to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria and to save lives. Johnstone Kuya, the Senior Policy Officer in charge of strategic partnerships at the Embassy informed us that The Netherlands is keen on investing in HIV and AIDS, sexual and reproductive health…

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Domestic Resource Mobilization as a Pathway to Sustainable HIV and Health Financing in Africa

GFAN Africa, WACI Health and partners held a meeting on 4 December 2019 on the sidelines of ICASA 2019 in Kigali, Rwanda. The meeting was titled “Domestic Resource Mobilization as a Pathway to Sustainable HIV and Health Financing in Africa”. Participants urged African Governments to commit additional resources for health, to save lives and ensure effective and efficient healthcare for all. Informed by the theme of ICASA 2019 conference – AIDS Free Africa – Innovation, Community, and Political Leadership, the network noted that immense progress has been made towards an AIDS Free Africa. Millions of deaths have been averted, more…

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GFAN Africa Round Table with Peter Sands

Civil Society’s Critical Role in the Successes of the 6th Replenishment of the Global Fund On 2 December, GFAN Africa met with Peter Sands the Executive Director of The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria on the sidelines of ICASA 2019 Rwanda and had conversations on the 6th replenishment of the Global Fund. The October 2019 replenishment raised $14.028 billion to help save 16 million lives and avert 234 million new HIV, tuberculosis and malaria infections in the next three years. Peter acknowledged the enormous role that civil society played in advocacy in the run up to the replenishment, which led to…

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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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