Gains made in preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV could be reversed, with new HIV infections among children up by as much as 104% A modelling group convened by the World Health Organization and UNAIDS has estimated that if efforts are not made to mitigate and overcome interruptions in health services...

Over three decades ago, Alma-Ata Declaration signatories expressed the need for urgent action to protect and promote the health of all people. It was the first international declaration underlining the importance of primary health care. Fast-forward many years later, the World Health Assembly resolution from 2005 emphasized this by saying that everyone...

WACI Health Champions

Nay Maps a South African actor and Fahe Kerubo a Kenya youthful human rights defender have been appointed as Champions to work with WACI Health for the next one year. The duo will support GFAN Africa’s advocacy work especially in ensuring a fully funded Global Fund and urging Governments to...

Health advocates in Africa brought together by Africa free of New HIV infections (AfNHi) in collaboration with the African Civil Society Platform for Health (CISPHA) and the Global Fund Advocates Network (GFAN – Africa) met on the 8th February 2019 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Participants discussed funding health research and...

Love More, Give more

On 14th February - Valentine’s Day, communities and civil society organizations in over 45 countries sent “love letters” to embassies and high commissions of donor countries to appreciate their support to the Global Fund.  Since its establishment in 2002, the Global Fund has disbursed a total of over US$ 40.2...

At a high-level meeting in Dakar, Senegal, UNAIDS, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) urged countries in western and central Africa to do more to stop new HIV infections among children and adolescents and increase HIV testing and treatment coverage. Read More

The 1.8 Billion – Power Or Child’s Play?

There are about 1.8 billion young people aged between 10 to 24 years in the world. This is by far the largest generation of youth in history! Approximately half of them – 900 million – are adolescent girls and young women. Majority of the adolescent girls and young women live...

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