The Global Fund Advocates Network (GFAN)

The Global Fund Advocates Network (GFAN) was established in 2011 to unite voices and efforts from all over the world to support a fully funded Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Hosted by WACI Health in Nairobi, Kenya, GFAN Africa has built a continent – wide social movement that demands health for all by recruiting, connecting and mobilizing advocates to communicate the urgent need for successful replenishments of the Global Fund. Informed by the Global Fund investment cases, GFAN Africa membership reaches out to implementing countries, donors, private sector and foundations to contribute to the Global Fund so that resources which are raised are used to strengthen health systems prevent new infections of HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria and to save lives.

Our Goal

Our Goal

The overall purpose of GFAN Africa is to build a social movement in Africa to demand health for all by recruiting, connecting, and mobilizing advocates to communicate the urgent need and demand for Domestic Resource Mobilization and a successful replenishment of the Global Fund.

Our Partners

About The Global Fund Advocates Network (GFAN)

The Global Fund Advocates Network (GFAN) was established in 2011 to unite voices and efforts from all over the world to support a fully funded Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Hosted by WACI Health in Nairobi, Kenya, GFAN Africa has built a continent – wide social movement that demands health for all by recruiting, connecting and mobilizing advocates to communicate the urgent need for successful replenishments of the Global Fund. Informed by the Global Fund investment cases, GFAN Africa membership reaches out to implementing countries, donors, private sector and foundations to contribute to the Global Fund so that resources which are raised are used to strengthen health systems prevent new infections of HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria and to save lives.

  • To achieve our ambition for sustainable health financing, at GFAN Africa, we will not relent in elevating and uniting civil society’s voices and action on health advocacy in the Africa region.

    Using the right to health framework, GFAN Africa mobilizes implementing countries to increase their allocation of domestic resources for health to ensure sustainable healthcare financing. To ensure maximum impact, we organize training for our network membership to increase their capacity to develop and implement advocacy strategies for resource mobilization. Additionally, as we mobilize resources, we urge prudent use of the resources for the achievement of universal healthcare coverage so that everyone, everywhere has access to effective and efficient healthcare services. Realizing that health is affected by factors such as climate change, we work in strategic partnerships for maximum impact. Our work aims at making sustained progress towards the 2030 agenda and especially in Sustainable Development Goal 3 on the health and wellbeing for all.

    To achieve our ambition for sustainable health financing, at GFAN Africa, we will not relent in elevating and uniting civil society’s voices and action on health advocacy in the Africa region.

  • Our Objectives

    • Support Advocacy and Resource Mobilization – To empower and support GFAN Africa members in developing and implementing advocacy strategies (including working with media) on global health and resource mobilization for the Global Fund
    • Support Action – To initiate and support powerful action of GFAN Africa members at regional and national level.
    • Build the movement – To facilitate and expand the membership network in support of the Global Fund, with increased participation from advocates and affected communities in implementing countries, current donor countries and potential new donor countries.
  • Why is Global Fund so important

    The Global Fund is the main financier of international efforts against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and has developed a strategy that allow us to see for the first time how we can fundamentally change the course of the epidemics.

    Enormous but extremely fragile progress has been made at exactly the time as donors have been scaling back or failing to meet their commitments. This forced the Global Fund to halt funding for new grants in 2011 for almost a year and a half. Aside from funds pledged at the replenishment conferences, significant resource mobilization is still necessary for demand that the Fund cannot fund and for domestic resource mobilization in the fight against the 3 diseases.

    Over $50 Billion has been pledged to the Global Fund from both public and private benefactors which has saved the lives of 32 million people who would have died owing to the three epidemics. It has also supported a wide range of care, treatment, and prevention activities; led to the development and strengthening of health systems; and promoted scientific advances.

    The Global Fund is financed through cycles in order to identify and obtain predictable, long-term and sustainable financial support; countries, private foundations, corporations and faith-based organizations pledge funding at a replenishment conference hosted every 3 years.

    Visit the Global Fund website for more information.

Previous Projects

Blogs

March 16, 2022
During the Global Action week, WACI Health convened a young people round table dubbed youth extravaganza that brought to...
March 8, 2022
Over 20 years of the existence of the Global Fund partnership, the world’s largest multilateral investor in grants...
February 16, 2022
Civil Society for Malaria Elimination (CS4ME), Global Fund Advocates Network Africa (GFAN Africa), Global Fund Advocates...
The Seventh Replenishment
February 10, 2022
February 10, 2022
GFAN Africa and Global Fund are working together to ensure successful 7 th Replenishment of the Global Fund as 2022 is t...
December 1, 2021
“If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together” As we reflect on this powerful African pro...
August 6, 2021
A central component of universal health coverage is public health spending. Since the inception of the Abuja Declaration...
Torch Caravan
August 6, 2021
August 6, 2021
Through the passing of the torch caravans in Southern Africa, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Zambia, the impact of the Global Fund...
June 18, 2021
On 8 June 2021, GFAN Africa organized a webinar titled – The Global Fund at 20: An Africa Civil Society Dialogue on th...
May 8, 2021
On 21 April 2021, GFAN Africa facilitated a regional day of action to thank Germany for their additional contribution of...
May 7, 2021
On 21 April 2021, GFAN Africa and partners, including communities living with and affected by HIV, TB and malaria and ci...
April 27, 2021
GFAN Africa joined in efforts to urge for the need to end malaria by organizing activities to mark World Malaria Day 202...
April 26, 2021
World Malaria Day falls on April 25, 2021. The theme for this year is: Zero Malaria – Draw the Line against Malar...
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16 Mar
Young People Take on the Global Week of Action

During the Global Action week, WACI Health convened a young people round table dubbed youth extravaganza that...

08 Mar
COMMUNITIES AND CIVIL SOCIETIES CONVENE IN SUPPORT OF THE GLOBAL FUND 7th REPLENISHMENT

Over 20 years of the existence of the Global Fund partnership, the world's largest multilateral investor in...

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