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Women Deliver starts today in Copenhagen. To support the Global Fund’s voice and message during the conference, partners have put together some social media materials for you to share over the next few days.

An interactive map illustrating the Global Fund’s work to advance women’s health around the world. It features country case studies and personal stories. You can also embed this onto your website with the code: <iframe src=”https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.knightlab.com/storymapjs/cd776d000f00232198ae65160c286b69/the-global-fund-delivers-for-women-and-girls-worldwide/index.html” width=”100%” height=”800″ frameborder=”0″></iframe> Sharegraphics (below) featuring quotes and photos from advocates from the GFAN Speakers Bureau A two-page factsheet on the Global Fund and women and girls featuring quotes from GFAN speakers. If you are attending the conference, ha...
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“Is ending AIDS by 2030 a catchy phrase that is politically correct; one we like to repeat in our speeches and country reports to get the applause of our constituencies? Or are we going to make a STOP and look at our achievements, learn from the history of our epidemic and take the necessary steps to REALLY end AIDS by 2030. Do we want to decrease or maintain the current investment and continue doing so forever? Or do we want to fast track the response, increase investment and upscale treatment and prevention services TODAY in order to enjoy an AIDS free generation in the near future?” – EriKa Castellanos

A High-Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS will take place at the United Nations in New York from 8 to 10 of June 2016, “which will undertake a comprehensive review of the progress achieved in realizing the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS and the Political Declarations on HIV/AIDS of 2006 and 2011 including successes, best practices, lessons ...


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From its inception to date, GFAN Asia-Pacific has been pivotal in supporting the development and strengthening of HIV, TB and malaria regional advocacy efforts, and influencing the new Global Fund Strategy. As a result of the consultation, GFAN AP also hopes to solicit clearer direction and build towards a more holistic and focused movement to support the broader GFAN network – either through targeting donor countries to increase its funding towards the Global Fund, and/or increasing advocacy efforts in Global Fund implementing countries on increasing domestic financing towards HIV, TB and malaria programming.

Find out more about their latest campaign #TheGlobalFundThatWeWant at their Facebook page.

GFAN Asia-Pacific , the Communities Delegation to the Global Fund Board and APCASO organized a “Communities & Civil Society Strategizing Consultation on the Global Fund 5th Replenishment and Pre-HLM-Pacific Communities a...


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Our GFAN Speaker, Louie Zepeda-Teng, joined world leaders and civil society to fight to end tuberculosis at the 46th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Cape Town, South Africa in December 2015.

Sadly, tuberculosis is currently the top infectious disease killer worldwide according to the World Health Organization. This statistic encourages me to continue to speak about my experiences with tuberculosis so that it doesn’t happen to others and to make sure that disability issues and patient empowerment are included in public health programs.

Back at the 2012 Conference, I remember the lack of participation of survivors like me in these collaborations. Now I can really sense that more people are seeing the importance of bringing in the voices of the affected. I always tell my audience that TB is not just a medical problem, it’s also a social problem. No matter how good the drugs are, how fast the diagnosis becomes, service providers still need ...


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L-R: Dr David Brandling-Bennett (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation), John Bishop, Maurine Murenga (Global Fund Advocates Network, Kenya), Kevin Cahill CBE (CEO, Comic Relief), Ramil Burden (VP for Africa and Developing markets, GSK), Baroness Verma (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for International Development) and Prof. David Schellenberg (London school of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine). Photo: Mark Shenley/Comic Relief

Guest post by Malaria No More UK

In December Malaria No More UK was thrilled to host the hugely inspiring Global Fund advocate Maurine Murenga for an action packed day of meetings and events in London.

The day kicked off bright and early at the Science Museum when Maurine spoke at the launch of a ground-breaking partnership between Comic Relief and GlaxoSmithKline . The partnership is dedicated to helping fight malaria and strengthen health systems in five countries worst affected by the disease. Sp...


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At the beginning of October, five of our GFAN Speakers had the opportunity to take part in public speaking and media skills training for tuberculosis and Global Fund advocates.

The intensive training included participatory exercises on media engagement, interview techniques, message development & delivery and social media. ACTION has been holding this type of training for 10 years and this is the first time GFAN has officially partnered with the organization to engage replenishment advocates.

The goal of the trainings is to increase the number of influential spokespeople who can successfully raise awareness and support for their respective issues. Each training also aims to provide a focus on a theme, such as nutrition, maternal and child health and others depending on upcoming international advocacy needs that require strong messengers to support positive outcomes.

The feedback from our speakers was resoundingly positive ̵...


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