Guest Blog Post: Evaline Kibuchi, Chief National Coordinator Stop TB Partnership – Kenya
The world is talking about achieving universal health coverage (UHC). This will only be achieved when all donors make health a priority. We have an opportunity to eliminate TB. In Kenya, 60% of the TB response and almost all MDR TB programming is funded by the Global Fund. Without a successful replenishment, the Kenya TB program would collapse. With a fully funded Global Fund, more can be done to address the catastrophic costs associated with TB care.
Evaline shared a pointed example of how critical patient centred care is, and that failing to address the needs of patients, in particular for key populations, can have deadly consequences.
On April 25, 2018, Joyce, a 12-year-old Kenyan girl, died of MDRTB. She had visited eight hospitals and clinics before she was finally diagnosed with MDRTB in August 2017. The late diagnosis meant...
GFAN Speakers are advocates and volunteers who take time out of their extremely busy schedules to speak with people around the world about the importance of the Global Fund. This week, GFAN Speaker Resty Nalwanga shares with us the work she does with young mothers in Kampala, Uganda and why the Global Fund is important to her. Resty’s childhood had her shuffled around frequently between relatives as she struggled to be healthy. She contracted TB twice and was diagnosed with HIV when she was a teenager. During her illness, Resty started volunteering at local health centres and became involved in youth HIV advocacy work.
Today, Resty’s work focusses on community sensitization and workshops on HIV and TB. “So far my interventions with these community members shows there’s still limited information on tuberculosis and what happened to me when I was a kid still exists. Mothers incorrectly administer medication to the chi...
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The Global Fund has Released its 2017 Results Report . They have also included supporting documents including key messages, and social media shareables .
“Smart, effective health investments through the Global Fund have saved 27 million lives – proof that global commitment can achieve remarkable success against the world’s deadliest infectious diseases.”
GFAN Supporting Materials:
Social Media Samples : Facebook, Twitter
Sharables: “The Global Fund has saved 27 million lives. I am one”
Suggested Talking Points to Complement the Global Fund Points:
Work done through the efforts of the Global Fund and its partners has saved 27 million lives, this is proof of the effectiveness of the global commitment to ...
Steadily growing rates of HIV infection in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) are at the heart of a debate roiling health aid at AIDS 2018. While US funding for the global HIV response increased in 2017, that trend is unlikely to continue and most other donors cut back, according to a new report from Kaiser Family Foundation and UNAIDS .
Through the NVF for GFA grant, STOPAIDS successfully built parliamentary support and strengthened the technical case for the Global Fund amongst British parliamentarians, DFID, ministers, and UK civil society.
Working in close collaboration with partners including RESULTS UK, The International HIV/ AIDS Alliance, Malaria No More, and ONE, STOPAIDS have engaged key parliamentary advocates in promoting the Global Fund and have built breadth of parliamentary backing that provides a supportive context for ministerial decision-making and can influence approaches to grant policy. STOPAIDS successfully influenced party manifestos and secured commitments related to global health, human rights and research & development. It also supported the re-establishment of the All Party Parliamentary Group on HIV&AIDS and the election of a passionate Chair, and maintained strong engagement with the DFID Global Fund team by communicating civil society priorities for the Global Fund ...