On 9 December 2013, Women4GF Africa workshop participants presenting their outcomes statement to Global Fund Executive Director Mark Dybul at the Women’s Networking Zone (WNZ) at ICASA2013. Dr Dybul agreed that the Global Fund would act on all parts of their statement in addition to saying:

We need to support women in this region as this is where the epidemic is

Treatment is not going to solve all of the issues that women and girls face – we can’t beat this epidemic if we don’t deal with the systemic issues, like gender based violence

We are serious about it – that is why I have made important new appointments. But keep checking on us – you must hold us to to account.

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Workshop participants also presented their statement to Dr Gottfried Hirnschall, the head of WHO’s HIV programme, and to reps from UNAIDS and the Communities Delegation to the Global Fund Board.