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Guest Blog Post from our Friends at GFAN Africa! 

On 1 April, GFAN Africa facilitated a regional day of action to extend sincere gratitude  to the United States, the Biden-Harris Administration, and the U.S. Congress led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer for the $3.5 billion emergency funding commitment they secured for the efforts of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in low- and middle-income countries.


These resources will support low and middle-income countries to rapidly expand their testing capacity and ensure health care workers are adequately protected with personal protective equipment (PPE). The investment will support countries to contain the virus and its variants, ensure those infected have access to care and treatment (including adequate oxygen supplies) and prepare for successful vaccine delivery. It will save many l...

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The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) is managed by a Board that consists of leading global health stakeholders with a total of 20 voting members .  There is equal representation between donors and implementers in voting seats on the board, which also includes representation from NGOs, communities affected by HIV, TB and malaria, private sector and private foundations. 

Board meetings are held twice a year and the core function of the board includes making decisions on: strategy development, governance oversight, and commitment of financial resources. 

The GFAN Secretariat is invited as a Guest of the Board Leadership to attend Global Fund Board meetings and to participate as an observer of the Developed Country NGO delegation. GFAN holds additional meetings with key stakeholders and allies also in attendance at the Board meeting. On 11 – 12 November 2020 the Global Fund will hold its 44th Board ...

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