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Request for Proposals for civil society or community organizations to support the roll-out of the Community Rights and Gender Strategic Initiative, during 2017-2019, in one or both of the following categories: Civil society and community organizations to provide peer-to-peer short-term technical assistance for civil society and community engagement in Global Fund and related processes; Civil society and community organizations to host a Regional Platform for Coordination and Communication.

Please share with your networks. Proposals are due 29 May 2017.

The RFP is available in English , French , Spanish and Russian .


 


 


 

This blog first appeared in the Huffington Post Canada here .

By Daniel Townsend

As many see the world making a shift to the right, there has been a groundswell of liberal praise for Canada. For many, Canada is viewed as a stable democracy with an educated multicultural population that seemingly all co-exist well. While many societies grapple with an emergence of right-leaning nationalism and cultural exclusivity, we, Canadians, harbor no outward illusions of greatness but are united on a common understanding that inclusiveness, tolerance, sound social and economic policies are the backbone of our strength — and this does not include the Trudeau factor.

Sensing a rise in our … Read more 


 

November 16th-17th 2016 GFAN was invited as a Guest of the Chair to the 36th Global Fund Board Meeting in Montreux (Switzerland) and to attend the meetings of the Developed Country NGO Delegation as a permanent observer. This document provides an overview of the Board Meeting process, key documents and important issues, and potential advocacy opportunities for civil society. Download here.


 

This blog first appeared in the Huffington Post Canada here .

By Charlie Baran

The following is adapted from an article that originally appeared in the Global Fund Observer on October 19, 2016.

I had the privilege of attending my first Global Fund Replenishment meeting last month in Montreal. The overall feel was of celebration and optimism. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau praised the Global Fund and its track record of saving lives and averting new infections, and backed up his talk with a US$720 million pledge to kick things off. The various other heads of state, health ministers, and private sector leaders all commended praised the Fund as well. … Read more 


 

This blog first appeared on the Huffington Post Canada here .

 

By Katja Tielemann, Advocacy Officer with Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung (DSW)

At the conclusion of the 5th Global Fund Replenishment Conference of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Montreal, Canada, on September 16 to 17, the Global Fund announced that pledges totalling US$12.9 billion were made. This is almost US$1 billion more than what was raised at the previous replenishment conference in 2013 and represents a significant commitment to fighting the three diseases over the coming three years. But will it be enough to end the three epidemics for good?

At the beginning of this … Read more 


 

This blog first appeared on the Huffington Post Canada here.

By Dr. Julio Montaner, OC, OBC, MD, FRCPC, FCCP, Director of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS

Picture this scenario: An individual living with HIV in British Columbia, “Doug” (whose name has been changed for privacy), was being “shuffled around” through care. As a result, he had grown tired and had mostly given up on treating his HIV. Sadly, he had begun telling family and friends that he wouldn’t be around much longer. Can you see a solution to a situation like this?

There was an answer for Doug . An outreach worker, with the province of B.C.’s STOP® … Read more 


 

This blog first appeared in the Huffington Post Canada here .

By Peggy Edwards, Grandmothers Advocacy Network

On a rainy weekend in mid-September global leaders vowed to help “end HIV/AIDS for good” by pledging a total of US$12.9 billion to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria during the Fifth Replenishment Conference , hosted by Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

The Grandmothers Advocacy Network applauds this commitment and Canada’s leadership in making this happen. However, we are far from “ending it for good.” Indeed, this laudable goal will not be achieved without a deliberate effort to include people of all genders and ages — including older women.

Older … Read more 


 

This blog first appeared on the Huffington Post here .

By Wendy Therrien, Director of External Relations for the Canadian Network for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (CAN-MNCH)

There is much to celebrate as the Fifth Replenishment of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria concluded in Montreal this past weekend. Global leaders pledged over US$12.9 billion dollars which will help save 8 million lives and stop an additional 300 million new infections worldwide by 2019, as well as contribute to ending these deadly diseases as epidemics by 2030. This is truly a promising horizon.

The discussions that took place in Montreal evoked for me a memory from … Read more