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GFAN Africa – Global Fund Day of Action for Netherlands

On 18 July 2019, GFAN Africa wrote a letter to The Netherlands, urging them to #stepupthefight. In the letter, GFAN Africa noted with gratitude, that since 2001 until the 5th Replenishment, the Netherlands has contributed significantly towards the global goals to end the epidemics of HIV, TB, and Malaria. Why the Netherlands? The Netherlands’ smart, effective health investments through the Global Fund have helped save more than 27 million lives to date. With contributions of more than € 919M as of December 2018, the Netherlands is the 10th largest public donor to the Global Fund. In the last replenishment in…

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GFAN Africa – Global Fund Day of Action for Finland

On 31 July, GFAN Africa wrote letters to Finland’s Minister for Social Affairs and Health, Aino-Kaisa Pekonen, and Minister of Development for Cooperation and Foreign Trade, Ville Skinnari. In the letters sent to them directly as well as copies sent through Consulates and High Commissions in countries across Africa, GFAN Africa acknowledged Finland’s support of the Global Fund since 2002. Finland and the Global Fund In 2002, Finland joined hands with other governments, the private sector, civil society, and people affected by HIV, TB, and Malaria to form the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Finland has been a…

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GFAN Africa – Global Fund Day of Action for CANADA

On 11 July 2019 GFAN Africa held a day of action and called on the Canadian Government to increase its investment in the Global Fund. Why Canada? Although Canada hosted the Global Fund’s 5th Replenishment Conference in 2016, as of July, Canada has still not committed a pledge for the 6th Replenishment of the Global Fund. Canada, an international health leader, has a national election this year and this presents a possibility of Canada’s attention being diverted away from global health. During his speech at the 5th Replenishment, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stated that Canada will continue to champion…

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The Role of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria in Delivering Gender Equality

Today there remains a disproportionate impact of HIV, TB and malaria on women and girls. The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and malaria (the Global Fund) is the leading multilateral organisation investing in the three diseases. Since its creation in 2002 the Global Fund has helped to save 27 million lives and supported efforts to dismantle the gender and human rights barriers that fuel the three diseases. It is the single most important mechanism for donors, recipient countries, civil society, the private sector and other stakeholders to unite in their response to these epidemics and has repeatedly proven to…

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100 Days to Replenishment

On 2 July 2019 there will be just 100 days left until the Replenishment conference for the Global Fund in Lyon, France. Please find below a number of resources you can use over the summer on social media, at conferences and where ever else you might be advocating for the Global Fund Replenishment. These materials are meant to complement the Global Fund’s Step Up the Fight campaign! Videos and Photos Stories You are welcome to download and share any of our videos and photo stories. For Presentations For Printing Print our Campaign poster & share your photo online! Don’t forget…

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WACI Health & GFAN Africa meet with PEPFAR

On 18 June 2019, together with WACI Health, GFAN Africa met Dr Tamu Daniels the Country Coordinator of PEPFAR in Kenya and to Dr Dan Koros the Global Fund Liaison and presented to them a letter urging the US to make an early & increased pledged for a successful 6th replenishment of the Global Fund to save 16 million lives over the next three years. In a brief and extremely cordial conversation, Dr Tamu emphasized that the US Government is deeply committed health in Kenya. This is visible in the huge investment of millions of dollars which have improved access…

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