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Meet the GFAN Speakers:

In 2020 we will be taking time to learn more about our Speakers.  Each month we plan to feature someone new and learn more about what they do and the impact of their work and advocacy on the Global Fund and the fight to end HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria.  You can find a full list of our Speakers here: https://www.globalfundadvocatesnetwork.org/campaign/gfan-speakers-bureau/ If you are interested in sharing one of our Speaker’s stories or hosting a Speaker for an event – please have a look at our Speakers Bureau Tool Kit – where you will find all the information you need including…

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2 Billion Net Milestone Reached!

Our Friends at RBM Partnership to End Malaria announced on January 16 that 2 billion mosquito nets have been distributed.  According to RBM since 2000 – 7 million lives have been saved and over 1 billion cases of Malaria have been prevented.  This is a remarkable achievement, and a worthy moment to celebrate, but more work needs to be done.  “The global community is taking a moment to recognize this important milestone and partners’ role in achieving it. But the fight isn’t over. If we’re going to end malaria, we need to expand coverage of mosquito nets to reach those…

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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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