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Dr Melinda Crane, Chief Political Correspondent of Deutsche Welle, chaired a high-level panel discussion on 26 October 2021 to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on young women and girls, particularly their access to health care. As compared with pre-pandemic levels, coverage of life-saving health interventions declined by 25%...

The GFF We Want

The GFF We Want is a platform for Civil society in the GFF implementing countries which begun in 2018, which aims to leverage the knowledge and capacity of the civil society coalitions working on the GFF to capture lessons learned, identify best practices and strengthen cross- learning by leveraging key...

Global Fund@20 GFAN Torch Caravan

The GFAN Torch Caravan has gained momentum since leaving South Africa in July and now spans five regions and includes 15 African countries in Africa. Southern Africa - South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Malawi East Africa – Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda Central Africa – DRC, Cameroon, Niger, West Africa...

In September 2021, WACI Health led a team of young women on a dialogue on women-initiated HIV prevention options and Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR). Globally, these discussions are ongoing given the approval by WHO in July 2020, for the Dapivirine Vaginal Ring (DPV-VR) as an additional prevention choice for...

The Torch Caravan, an initiative of the Global Fund@20, spreads light and hope throughout Africa.  In addition to passing the torch, eight countries reflected on the Global Fund's impact on reducing disease burdens and building sustainable systems for health care.  The highest level of participation has been achieved by civil...

Several health services have been negatively affected by COVID-19 outbreaks, partly due to overburdened systems. In low- and middle-income countries with high rates of HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria, disrupted services could result in premature deaths over the next five years.   During the largest epidemic in history, the WHO has...

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