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The Global Fund Advocates Network Asia-Pacific is a partner of the  Global Fund Advocates Network  and aims to facilitate more consolidated advocacy efforts by communities and civil society in the Asia-Pacific region towards sufficient investments in health, and especially in HIV, TB and malaria, through the mobilisation of resources for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria ; as well as increased domestic financing for the three diseases in countries of the Asia-Pacific region.

The Regional Coordinator will receive his/her mandate from the GFAN AP Steering Committee. S/he will receive guidance from the Chair of the GFAN AP Steering Committee, the GFAN AP Special Advisor, as well as the Executive Director of the host organisation.

The Regional Coordinator is responsible for coordinating GFAN AP regional and in-country activities...

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Guido Schmidt-Traub is the Executive Director of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network and co-author with Jeffrey Sachs of the draft report, ‘Financing Sustainable Development: Implementing the SDGs through Effective Investment Strategies and Partnerships’ .

This draft report seeks to outline a “practical action agenda” for the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD) in Addis Ababa in July 2015. It was available for public consultation until 15 January 2015 and a final version will be prepared for the conference.

The paper is meant to highlight key findings about what has effectively financed the MDGs and how to build on these methods, to expand successes to other areas and to build an effective financing framework.

Health is an example of how the MDGs have been successful – in particular the role of Global Fund and GAVI and the work of civil society with these institutions and in ...

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Silvio Martinelli, Head, Access to Funding Department, and Christoph Benn, Director of External Relations, at the Global Fund Secretariat, joined GFAN members for a teleconference on 26 February 2015 to speak about the Register of Unfunded Quality Demand (UQD).

Martinelli presented an overview of the UQD and answered questions on the country and disease component content. Benn provided the resource mobilization context and possibilities for the UQD and answered questions on how the UQD will be utilized in this context. Attendees then discussed their plans for using the UQD register in their advocacy.

Read the full notes from the call.

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On Friday, January 6th, Global Fund Executive Director Dr. Mark Dybul joined GFAN for its first call of 2015 to provide an overview of the presentation he shared at Global Fund Board retreat and meeting in Montreux in November 2014.

It provides a high level perspective on key challenges and opportunities in global health (and for the Global Fund), addresses some of the recent Global Fund innovations and explains work underway regarding the Development Continuum.

Shared knowledge and understanding of these topics is highly relevant for the advocacy work ahead of us in the context of the first Replenishment process meeting in 2015 and the subsequent pledging meeting in 2016.

Mark Dybul’s presentation and discussion set a useful foundation for the work ahead and we appreciate the time he took to share his views with us.

Attached are two versions of the slide presentation and supplemental notes. Slide references in the notes ...

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Download posters from the AIDS 2014 “AIDS will only end when…” campaign for your own advocacy work.

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Download the blank poster , print it out and make your own!

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View our full report and lessons learned from our time in Melbourne.

We would like to thank all of you who supported us in Melbourne at AIDS 2014 by either organizing or attending the sessions in our networking zone. It is opportunities like this, when we get to meet, work and learn together, that make our network stronger, and we are looking forward to taking the lessons and discussions we shared forward in our work. Here are a few highlights of our week.

Giveaways & publications

GFAN had the opportunity, thanks to the generous offer by ICASO, to place a postcard insert into all 12,000+ conference bags. The postcard declared “Fully Fund the Global Fund” and, on the back, it included a statement to decision-makers and a space for the participant’s information and own message. All postcards gath...

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