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Speakers take part in media training

At the beginning of October, five of our GFAN Speakers had the opportunity to take part in public speaking and media skills training for tuberculosis and Global Fund advocates. The intensive training included participatory exercises on media engagement, interview techniques, message development & delivery and social media. ACTION has been holding this type of training for 10 years and this is the first time GFAN has officially partnered with the organization to engage replenishment advocates. The goal of the trainings is to increase the number of influential spokespeople who can successfully raise awareness and support for their respective issues. Each training also…

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Speaker sends message that the Global Fund is key to meeting new SDGs

“I am living evidence that the Global Fund saves lives and that ending epidemics is a reality.” (c) Rob Tannenbaum/Global Fund With the launch of its 2015 Results Report, the Global Fund 5th replenishment campaign has now officially begun. The GFAN Speakers Bureau has also started to organize advocacy tours with GFAN partners to help convince decision-makers in various countries of the the need to support the important role the Global Fund has in ending the AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria epidemics. Our speaker, Maurine Murenga, recently took part in a whirlwind tour to New York, Berlin and London. In New York during the SDG…

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Over 90 NGOs call on Danish PM to reverse cuts in fight against HIV/AIDS

October 21st 2015 (download letter in pdf) OPEN LETTER FROM CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS AROUND THE WORLD TO: His Excellency, Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen of Denmark Your Excellency, At the end of September, world leaders gathered in New York to adopt the Sustainable Development Goals, the global goals which will guide the world’s efforts in development through 2030. Under the Health Goals “Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages” and an explicit sub-goal: “By 2030, end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases”. All countries…

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Advocates’ message to the Global Fund: we need an ambitious 5th replenishment target!

Below is an open letter sent on 15 October 2015 to the Board and Executive Director of the Global Fund.  Signed by more than 270 civil society organisations from all over the world, it calls on the Global Fund to commit to an ambitious funding request for the 5th Replenishment to accelerate the end of the epidemics by 2030. Mark Dybul responded soon after the letter was received, saying: Thanks very much. We appreciate the commitment of all those who signed to an ambitious global effort to end the epidemics and, in particular, your support of the global fund. The office of board affairs…

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Speakers Bureau Launch at SDG Summit

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New voices and new opportunities to promote the life-saving work of the Global Fund

After years of discussions, the new Sustainable Development Goals will be adopted in a matter of days. This renewal of global commitments has invigorated debates and offered an opportunity to evaluate how far we’ve come. Thanks in part to the investments channelled by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, progress has been made for MDGs 4 (reduce child mortality), 5 (improve maternal health) and 6 (combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases). The Global Fund, along with other pooled finance mechanisms, is seen as one of the great successes of the MDGs because of its impact on health…

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