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Nous sommes très heureux d’annoncer que cette année, deux conférencières francophones se sont ajoutées à notre Bureau des conférenciers. Il s’agit de Marie Solange Ngoueko du Cameroun et de Rachel Boyindjy du Togo

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Marie Solange Ngoueko

Marie Solange Ngoueko

Marie Solange est mère de sept enfants. Elle habite avec sa famille à Yaoundé, la capitale du Cameroun. Dans la première année de son arrivée à Yaoundé, tous les membres de sa maison souffraient en moyenne de trois épisodes de paludisme par an et ils n’avaient pas de MILDA.

Marie Solange œuvre depuis plus de huit ans dans le développement communautaire axé sur la gestion et la coordination des proje...

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In April GFAN Speaker Maurine Murenga visited Washington DC in the United States. 

Maurine visited many offices including both Republican and Democrat Senators and Congresspersons.  She also had an opportunity to meet with advocates during her stay in Washington.  This included a lunch event entitled “Global Fund and the Costs of Inaction” that was attended by representatives from over 15 organizations including ONE, UNAIDS, Malaria No More, Results, and of course the hosts, Friends of the Global Fight.

She shares with us below details about her trip and why the work of the Global Fund is so critical.

What was the purpose of your trip? Who invited you?

The purpose of my trip is to pitch for Global Fund replenishment and I was invited by Friends of the Global Fight

What do you think was the most important or impactful part of your trip?

Meeting the congr...

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The GFAN Speakers Bureau features advocates who have seen the impact of the Global Fund in their lives.  Speakers share the message of the importance of the Global Fund and are active advocates in their own communities for prevention, treatment and/or care for one or more of the three diseases.

In April Loyce Maturu visited Canada to speak with advocates, supporters and Members of Parliament.  She shared her message on the Global Fund and actively advocated for an increased pledge for the Global Fund from Canada. She also had an opportunity to testify before the House of Commons Finance Committee along side Françoise Vanni, Director of External Relations for the Global Fund and share her story. 

I visited Canada to build momentum, and to advocate by sharing the impact of the Global Fund so as to encourage Canada to continue investing within the Global Fun...

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Mirriam Banda Chisamba is the primary health care provider, midwife, nurse, administrator, counsellor and health champion to 15,000 people in her region in eastern Zambia at Kafumbwe Rural Health Centre, Katete District.

She is also married and a mother of three. In 2011, she almost lost her daughter to malaria. She recovered, but the memory still haunts her. She also can’t count the many times she has suffered from malaria. Mirriam sees malaria every day at th...

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In English

Serge Douomong Yotta est camerounais et milite au sein de la communauté touchée par le VIH, notamment des groupes de population hautement vulnérables tels que les hommes ayant des relations sexuelles avec d’autres hommes (HSH) et les jeunes en Afrique.  

Serge s’est engagé dans la lutte contre le VIH et le sida lorsqu’il a remarqué une vague de décès parmi ses amis. Il est person...
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En Français

Serge Douomong Yotta is from Cameroon and is an activist with communities affected by HIV including  key population groups such as men who have sex with men (MSM) and youth in Africa.

Serge’s commitment to fighting HIV and AIDS began when he noticed a wave of deaths amongst friends. He became personally motivated to stop the spread of HIV within his community. He co-founded Affirmative Action to respond to the injustices faced by LGBT people in ...

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