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Gender Equality and the Global Fund

The Global Fund launched HER in 2018 to drive down HIV infection rates among adolescent girls and young women through partnerships with the private sector in 13 priority countries. This is just one of the programs that the Global Fund funds to promote gender equality and ensure that women and girls are able to take charge of their own health. Working together with PEPFAR and other organizations, the Global Fund has increased our investments in adolescent girls and young women fi vefold in the 2017-2019 period, to US$200 million. The Global Fund’s matching funds program used US$55 million to mobilize…

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GFAN Africa: Partnerships with Private Sector Key to Achieving Desired Health Outcomes

On 5 September 2019, GFAN Africa and WACI Health joined in an event organized by The Global Fund and Goodbye Malaria in Cape Town: Step up The Fight: How African Private Sector Will Help End AIDS, TB and Malaria by 2030. After years of remarkable progress in the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria, new threats have slowed progress and enabled the three diseases to gain ground. With its capacity for innovation and collaboration, the private sector in Africa plays a crucial role in stepping up the fight to end these epidemics.  This high-level event was attended by South Africa’s and Namibia’s Ministers…

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Maurine takes the UK!

In June, GFAN Speaker Maurine Murenga was invited to the United Kingdom by Frontline AIDS and STOPAIDS to advocate to UK Members of Parliament and decision makers to fully fund the Global Fund for the 6th Replenishment. Maurine spent a day meeting with UK Civil Society partners in Brighton at the Frontline AIDS office, and on 26 June, spoke at a reception hosted by Stephen Doughty MP, Nick Herbert MP, Virendra Sharma MP, and Jeremy Lefroy MP on behalf of the All Party-Parliamentary Groups on HIV and AIDS, Global Tuberculosis and Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases: Stepping up the Fight to End AIDS, TB…

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Tools and Resources for the Results Report and UNGA

As we push into the Last Mile before the Replenishment Conference in Lyon, in October, please find below some messaging and tools you can use to share the Global Fund’s Results Report during UNGA and beyond. Results Report: The Global Fund: You can find the Global Fund on Twitter @globalfund  & Facebook @theglobalfund The Global Fund has Released their Results Report!  Here you can find the Global Fund Results Report documents and Social media tool kit.  The main hashtag is #StepUptheFight GFAN: Please find some suggested social media posts that you can use to share the Global Fund’s Results Report:…

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Mirriam in Italy

In June, GFAN Speaker Mirriam Banda Chisamba visited Italy to participate in outreach and advocacy activities with civil society partners ahead of the Global Fund’s 6th Replenishment. Mirriam was invited by Network Italiano Salute Globale, the Global Health Italian Network, and AIDOS, an organization working for women’s right, dignity and freedom of choice. One of the main purposes of this trip was to have Mirriam support AIDOS and three members of Italian Parliament at the Italian Senate and at a hearing of the Commission of Foreign Affairs of the Chamber of Deputies. The MPs were presenting their report on a mission to Ethiopia…

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Erika shows her Pride in Copenhagen!

AIDS Fondet invited GFAN Speaker Erika Castellanos to come to Copenhagen, Denmark on 13 August 2019 to participate in the commencement of Copenhagen’s Pride Week celebrations. Erika acted as Facilitator for Aids-Fondet’s First International Debate,Act up now to end AIDS, at Copenhagen Pride. Erika was able to share her own story with the Panel and audience members before engaging in a dialogue with the group on how to break the stigma and end AIDS worldwide by 2030. The main message that Erika wanted to bring to Copenhagen was that AIDS is not over, and the critical need for a successful 6th Replenishment of…

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