Author: Sophie Dilmitis

The Global Network of People living with HIV (GNP+) is looking for Board members.

The Global Network of People living with HIV (GNP+) is looking for Board members. The following areas and groups will be considered in selecting Board members: Regions: Africa, North America, Latin America & Caribbean, Europe & Asia. Populations: MSM, transgender people, young people, women, indigenous groups, people who use drugs, sex workers, men, migrants, disabled people, incarcerated people. _________________ Global Network of People living with HIV (GNP+) Reposting: GNP+ calls for interested and skilled people living with HIV to join the GNP+ Board. This is an open call to all people living with HIV from all regions, all ages and every walk of life. Are you living with HIV? Loaded with skills and expertise you are willing to share? Do you know what is lacking in the HIV response? Have a vision how we can improve the quality of life of people living with HIV worldwide? Apply to become a GNP+ Board Member! New GNP+ Structure, New GNP+ Board At the Board Meeting in July 2016, the GNP+ Board agreed to make big changes to the organisational structure of GNP+. The Global Network will change from a network of regional and population-based organisations to a network of individual people living with HIV that works in close partnership with global, regional and national organisations. As a consequence, the Board also agreed to change its governance structure from a Board of Directors to...

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Updates from W4GF Advocates Following July 2016 Workshop: Supporting Gender Equality And Human Rights Champions In Global Fund Country Processes

17 community advocates from 10 countries in addition to resource people and technical partners, gathered in Bangkok for a workshop in late June 2016 to discuss gaps, challenges and opportunities around Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) programming from a human rights and gender perspective. Participants, mostly women, included a wide range of people living with or affected by HIV, TB or malaria and came from diverse country contexts, backgrounds and experiences, with several based in Challenging Operating Environments (COEs) such as South Sudan. All participants represent or work directly with women and girls, who are uniquely and highly vulnerable to HIV, TB and malaria. All also work with—and many are members of—key affected populations for one or more of the three diseases, including sex workers, men who have sex with men (MSM), transgender individuals, people who use drugs, indigenous people, prisoners, miners, migrants and young children. More than half serve on a Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCMs) or are directly involved in other Global Fund processes and structures, such as participating in country dialogues or serving as a Sub-Sub-Recipient (SSR). Here are progress updates based on workshop commitments. In Bolivia one participant translated workshop documents into Spanish and shared these with indigenous organisations in the region: Ecuarunari (Ecuador), Conacami (Peru) and Conamaq (Bolivia). In addition to this in mid October they hope to organise a...

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Joint Statement on the Global Fund Replenishment Outcome: Women4GlobalFund, The International Community of Women Living HIV and the Communities Delegation

Women4GlobalFund (W4GF), The International Community of Women Living HIV (ICW) and the Communities Delegation to the Board of the Global Fund would like to congratulate and thank donor and implementing governments, the private sector, the Global Fund secretariat, and especially civil society and communities living and affected by HIV, TB and malaria that worked tirelessly to reach the $12.9 billion replenishment outcome. The Global Fund is an essential partnership and funding mechanism between governments, civil society, the private sector and communities living with and affected by HIV, TB and malaria, and the successes of the Replenishment Conference to end the epidemics would not be possible without this financial commitment. The Global Fund Strategy 2017 – 2022: Investing to End Epidemics will not be achieved without this financial commitment and demonstrated global solidarity. Those of us living with and affected by HIV, TB and malaria depend on access to essential medications and services that ensure the Global Fund is on track to save 22 million lives by the end of 2016. US$12.9 billion for the next three years is a commitment to the health and lives of communities living with and affected by the three diseases, including women and girls in all their diversity. With a fully funded Global Fund we hope to see interventions in countries go beyond the traditional biomedical approaches as the Global Fund’s Strategy (2017 – 2022)...

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Down to the Wire!! The Global Fund Fifth Replenishment Conference (September 16 – 17, 2016)

The Global Fund’s fifth voluntary replenishment conference will begin tomorrow, September 16 (The Replenishment Session), through to the 17th (The Leaders Conference) taking place in Montréal, Quebec. To find out more click here and watch the Replenishment live – through following links in English and in French. The Global Funds Advocates Network (GFAN) has been tracking pledges live here and are calculating pledges using a spot rate conversion to US$ as pledges are announced. GFAN has also shared the Agenda for the Replenishment as of September 9th 2016. The Global Fund is strongly committed to supporting programs that address gender inequalities and gender-related risks and removing gender-related barriers that prevent people from accessing health services. Since its creation in 2002, the Global Fund has invested US$18 billion in programs that benefit women and girls. In 2015, approximately 60 percent of the Global Fund spending was directed to women and girls. Under its 2017-2022 allocation cycle, the Global Fund will support the development and implementation of gender-responsive national health strategies; the improvement of data systems to gather and analyse sex- and age-disaggregated data; and the identification of vulnerable or at-risk populations. The Global Fund will also strengthen existing partnerships with organisations such as UNAIDS, UNICEF, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health, the Global Financing Facility (GFF), PEPFAR and the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) in order to advance gender equality. It is critical that the...

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Global Fund Partnership Call: Thursday, 29 September, 15:00 CET (Global Fund Reposting)

The next Global Fund Partnership call will take place on Thursday, 29 September, 15:00 CET. During the call, there will be an update on the differentiated application process, information on the timeline for applicant resources and allocation letters, and a Q & A on the Eligibility List. The access code is: 113739 and call in numbers are accessible here. If you need to be dialled in to the call or have suggestions on topics that you would like to discuss during future calls, please send details to  Rene Joy Bangert, Community, Rights and Gender, Strategy, Investment and Impact Division – rene.bangert@theglobalfund.org....

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