These advocacy briefs (accompanying a full report launching at AIDS 2016) released by Global Fund Advocates Network (GFAN) and the Free Space Process, with support of ICSS and ICASO , examine the evidence around the vital role that key and vulnerable populations play in advancing results through Global Fund investments.
Investment in key and vulnerable populations is needed now more than ever. It is essential to meeting global commitments on HIV, TB, and malaria. We will not achieve the Global Fund Strategy or the SDGs without the scale-up of key population programs.
The Global Fund plays a unique role in investment for key and vulnerable populations. It supports countries to scale-up high quality interventions for key populations – those that are rights- and evidence-based, responding to globally agreed upon good practice and normativ...
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GFAN Report – Key Populations and the Global Fund: Delivering Key Results
The Global Fund Advocates Network (GFAN) and the Free Space Process, with support of ICSS and ICASO , has released a report and accompanying advocacy briefs that examine the evidence around the vital role that key and vulnerable populations play in advancing results through Global Fund investments.
The initial briefs were aimed at stakeholders who were involved in the 2016 High Level Meeting on Ending AIDS . The full report will be publicized throughout the replenishment campaign with an official media launch at the 2016 International AIDS Conference in Durban in July.
In January, GFAN asked its members to sign on to a petition to protest the Swedish government’s 35% cut to funding to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria for 2016. With the strong response from members, Swedish advocates were able to use the letter to the Prime Minister as leverage for discussions, articles and op-eds in various national news outlets; it sparked weeks of debate between civil society and the government on the direction Sweden is heading in its support of global health.
While the cuts have not been reinstated, there is hope for a strong return of Sweden to the Global Fund’s next replenishment. These events offer an inspiring case study for all Global Fund advocates when faced with governments who are backtracking or decreasing their commitments to fight the three diseases.
The Global Fund Advocates Network (GFAN)* acknowledges and thanks the European Commission (EC) for its pledge today to the 5th Replenishment of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The Commission’s pledge of €470 million represents a 27% incr...
Attendees celebrate the Dutch Postcode Lottery donation to the Global Fund
Over 60 advocates and partners were invited to attend this year’s annual GFAN strategy meeting in Amsterdam from 26-28 January 2016. Representatives were present from key donor country advocacy organizations, including grantees of the New Venture Fund for Global Fund Advocacy, GFAN’s Steering Committee, GFAN’s regional hubs in Africa and Asia-Pacific, Global Fund Board civil society delegations, grantors and the Global Fund Secretariat and its technical partners.
During the first day of this three day meeting, discussions focused on the recent global plans and strategies for HIV, tuberculosis and malaria, including their impact on the Global Fund replenishment, and the highlights of and how to use the Global Fund’s Investment Case. Christoph Benn, Director of External Affairs at the Global Fund, presented the top-line messages from the Investment Case replenishment target and provi...
This position statement summarizes the considerations and recommendations of members of Africa Japan Forum and the Global Fund Advocates Network after reviewing the potential synergies between providing UHC and ending the three diseases through the Global Fund.