1 South Africa – Sizwe Nombasa
2. Zimbabwe – Itai Rusike & Tendayi Westerhof
3. Malawi – Maziko Matemba & Olive Mumba
4. Zambia – Carol Kachenga
5. Mozambique – Manuel Antonio Chipeja
Southern Africa: July 2021 : 1st July – 13th Aug
1 South Africa – Sizwe Nombasa
East Africa: August 2021 : 13th Aug – 7th Sept
6. Tanzania – Onesmus Mlewa & Joanne Chamungu
7. Rwanda – Nooliet & Mwananawe
8. Kenya – Angela Mwathe, Rosemary Mburu
9. Ethiopia – Fitsum Lakew
10. Uganda – Alice Kayongo
11. Burundi – Pierre Claver (ABS)
Central Africa: September 2021 : 13th Sept – 30th Sept
12. DRC – Maxime Lunga
13. Cameroon – Olivia Ngou
West Africa Countries: October 2021 : 30th Sept – 6th Nov
14. Ghana – Cecilia Senoo
15. Nigeria – Olayide Akanni
16. Burkina Faso – Ida Savadogo
17. Senegal – Rokhaya Nguer
North Africa: November 2021 : 6th Nov – 20th Nov
18. Morocco – Alia Amimi
19. Tunisia – Alia Amimi
20. Egypt – Alia Amimi
20 years of global commitment and community leadership to ending HIV, TB, and Malaria through the Global Fund partnership has saved 38 million lives since 2002.
Urgently, the world must invest greater resources to enable the Global Fund to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 and protect progress towards ending HIV, TB and malaria.
We celebrate the Global Fund partnership, for 20 years of impact on HIV, TB and malaria and building stronger systems for health while ensuring integrated, high impact people-centered and comprehensive healthcare services.
The Global Fund partnership must continue to work with civil society and communities to build stronger systems for health towards achieving UHC and SDG3 on the health and well-being for all.
About the Torch Caravan
One of the series of activities organized at GFAN Africa to celebrate the Global Fund’s 20th anniversary is a torch caravan to be passed across twenty countries from June to December 2021 to celebrate lives saved. The torch will travel across the region, staring from Cape Town, South Africa in June, navigating to Cairo, Egypt by December and back to South Africa just in time for the ICASA conference. The journey is clustered into four regions. Each region will have a month to move the torch from one country to another within that region.
The twenty participating countries are – South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Rwanda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, Burundi, DRC, Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt. The torch caravan will have representatives from the HIV, TB, Malaria, civil society and communities.
The caravan will entail lighting of a torch to celebrate lives saved. At the launch on 26 June 2021 in South Africa, the torch will be handed over to the next country via a zoom meeting as it is switched off in the country that is handing over and lit in the country that is receiving it. The torch will be branded with the Global Fund 20th anniversary colours and will remain lit throughout. Depending on individual countries’ COVID-19 restrictions, a decision will be taken by each country whether to have events in person or online. The events will be on the day of handing over the torch.
The caravan will be launched in Cape Town, South Africa on 26 June 2021 and will end in Durban, South Africa, on the sidelines of ICASA 2021.