What GFAN has been up to
- GFAN will be attending @AIDS22 in Montréal! Find out about our plans and opportunities to engage in person or remotely during the conference here.
- PPPR FIF Webinar on July 14th – Join Us! Register here. On June 30th the World Bank board of Directors approved the creation of the PPPR FIF, an new fund for pandemic preparedness. We have put together a backgrounder and a list of key sources on the new fund, that you can find here.
- We have held our GFAN Annual Meeting in Berlin! The first GFAN Annual meeting to take place in person since 2020; 3 days of coordinating, strategizing, and reconnecting. Our meeting report will be available shortly!
- We attended and reported on the Global Fund 47th Board Meeting, held in hybrid format from May 10-12. You can read our report here.
- We have coordinated three open letters and statements:
- We continued releasing Briefs completing our Fully Fund the Global Fund report; our latest addition is a brief on the role of Private Sector.
- As we go further into the year, keep your eyes on our pledge tracker for the 7th Replenishment.
- 2022Calendar of Key Dates
- The COVID-19 Advocacy website – where details regarding calls, resources, and campaigns are posted.
- All recordings, slides and notes from GFAN calls are posted on our website.
- Added this month: A discussion of our plans and that of other advocates on IAS; an briefing from the Global Fund Secretariat on the 7th Replenishment; and a debrief call on the Global Fund Board Meeting.
- UPCOMING: A further brief on the progress of the replenishment campaign by the Global Fund Secretariat.
- On our YouTube channel you can find our most recent speakers video – in both longer and shorter formats.
- Best Practices: Engaging the Speakers Bureau Online
What we’re reading and watching
- Stop TB released their Words Matter report, giving readers the keys to using non-stigmatizing language when tackling TB and people vulnerable to the disease.
- Christoph Benn and co-authors in The Lancet on GPI and the new PPPR FIF.
- Transparency International release an interesting (and worrying) blog on the treatment of whistleblowers by UN agencies, including WHO.
- The G7 Leaders’ Communiqué is out, with a section on Healthy Lives mentioning the Global Fund – but no hard commitment.
- Aidsmap: A large-scale study on the impact of PrEP in France shows that the drug can have a huge impact when barriers to access are lowered.
- The Lancet: The APPG takes a look back at the disappearing UK leadership in Global Health
From our Friends
- Friends of the Global Fight have released a map of the state of replenishment and an infographic telling the U.K. not to leave money on the table.
- W4GF released an open letter to Elizabeth Ross, Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs of the UK, and another to Svenja Schulze, Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development in Germany.
- ONE hosted a Twitter space around #EndTB; you can listen to the recording.
- Marwin Meier released the video taken during the demonstration in front of the German Chancellery with Aktion against AIDS with many GFAN members
- KELIN releases an open letter demanding strong action against corruption in the health sector in Kenya.
- Impact Santé Afrique, WACI Health are working with technical partners to launch the Joint Learning Agenda on Health Financing and Universal Health Coverage, a really exciting initiative to put CSOs at the center of UHC.
In the News & Opinions
- The White House statement on the newly approved PPPR FIF.
- Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in the Telegraph shares the story of how she survived Malaria, and shows the way towards elimination.
- Thailand appears to be moving away from Southeast Asia’s tragic role in the global war on drugs by decriminalizing marijuana – covered in The Time interviewing Gloria Lai from IDPC.
- Ahmed in Barron’s: We can do a lot more to address humanitarian crisis – just look at Ukraine.
- Devex reports on the conclusion of a Lancet study showing both how many lives were saved by COVID-19 vaccine across the world, and how many more deaths could have been averted had we not seen the ongoing cruel inequities in vaccine access.
- Ongoing worrying signs on debt – a number of countries are at risk (DW) and, as pointed by some in the World Bank (whom, to be clear, I largely disagree with), the attraction of abundant private credit had been an issue long before the pandemic, and comes back to bite us now that the U.S. are hiking interest rates.
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