Update on Search for GFAN Host Organization: Launch of Request for Proposals (RFP)

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Update on Search for GFAN Host Organization: Launch of Request for Proposals (RFP)

In September 2020, Global Fund Advocates Network initiated a process to find a new host organization for GFAN given the imminent closure of GFAN’s founding host organization since 2011, International Civil Society Support (ICSS). Our preference is to maintain a high level of management autonomy and a high level of staff accountability to our global network. At the same time, we aim to benefit from any strengths of a host organization’s structures for human resource management and support. Given these primary considerations, GFAN determined that the best course of action was to leverage a temporary bridging mechanism hosted at the…

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The Global Fund’s 44th Board Meeting

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) is managed by a Board that consists of leading global health stakeholders with a total of 20 voting members.  There is equal representation between donors and implementers in voting seats on the board, which also includes representation from NGOs, communities affected by HIV, TB and malaria, private sector and private foundations.  Board meetings are held twice a year and the core function of the board includes making decisions on: strategy development, governance oversight, and commitment of financial resources.  The GFAN Secretariat is invited as a Guest of the Board…

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News From GFAN

Dear GFAN Family, It has been a difficult few months for the GFAN Secretariat and with heavy hearts we wanted to share the news with you that our parent organization, ICSS (International Civil Society Support), is currently in the process of winding up operations and it has a scheduled closing date for operations of 30 November.  We wanted to let you know that GFAN will be moving on 16 October to the New Venture Fund (NVF) as a temporary home while a strategic and more permanent host organization is sought for early 2021.  The GFAN staff team that will be…

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To Defeat COVID-19, Protect Progress against HIV, TB and Malaria, and Save Lives, We Must Unite to Fight

On 3 September, GFAN Africa, CS4ME and the Africa Coalition on Tuberculosis organized a webinar titled Dialogue on the HIV, TB and Malaria Response Amid COVID-19. The webinar is one of the series of activities organized by GFAN Africa as part of the #TheBeatContinues campaign in efforts to defeat COVID-19 and mitigate its effects of the disease on HIV, TB and Malaria. In her remarks, Linda Mafu the head of Civil Society and Political Advocacy at the Global Fund noted that COVID-19 is a global emergency that requires a global response. She emphasized that in the spirit of UHC, no…

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GFAN Africa Urges Focus on All Life Threatening Diseases Amid COVID-19

Commonwealth Health Ministers meet every year. This year, the meeting took place virtually on 14 May 2020. The theme of the meeting was delivering a coordinated Commonwealth COVID-19 response. The meeting was timely as Governments the world over were caught out when COVID-19 struck. As the meeting took place, Global Fund Advocates Network – Africa members sent solidarity letters to their Ministers for health and to Her Excellency Amira El Fadil the Commissioner for Social Affairs at the Africa Union Commission     In the letters, Civil Society noted with concern the economic, social and health disruptions caused by COVID-19. They acknowledged…

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#TheBeatContinues for Increased Domestic Resources for Health to END Malaria

The world marked World Mosquito Day on 20 August. This year, GFAN Africa and the Civil Society for Malaria Elimination (CS4ME) mobilized partners on World Mosquito Day to join in social media action to emphasize the need for countries and regional partners to work towards the elimination of malaria amid COVID -19. This is in consideration of the knock on effect that COVID-19 will cause to malaria elimination as a result of disruption of prevention, treatment and care services. Partners from the following countries joined in the twitterthon: Tanzania, Kenya, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone, Cameroon and Ghana. In…

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