India Working Group for Health Advocacy

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India Working Group for Health Advocacy

The India Working Group for Health Advocacy (IWG) was established at the India Communities and Civil Society Preliminary Meeting for the 6th Global Fund Preparatory Meeting co-organised by GFAN AP and National Coalition of People  Living with HIV in India (NCPI+) and hosted by the India HIV/AIDS Alliance on the 13th October 2018 in New Delhi, India.

The initial membership of the IWG included Ms Abhina Aher (Association Director: Sexuality, Gender & Rights, India HIV/AIDS Alliance), Ms Blessina Kumar (Chief Executive Officer, Global Coalition of TB Activists – GCTA), Ms Daxa Patel (President, NCPI+), Mr Masaki Inaba (Programme Director for Global Health, Africa Japan Forum – AJF), Ms Shampa Nag (Steering Committee Member for Civil Society for Malaria Elimination (CS4ME) and Consultant for Caritas India), Mr Loon Gangte (Regional Coordinator for South Asia, International Treatment Preparedness Coalition – ITPC) , and Ms Sonal Mehta (Chief Executive Director, India HIV/AIDS Alliance).

The IWG was initially formed to mobilise efforts of communities and civil society in India leading up to the Preparatory Meeting and Pledging Conference – towards advocating for the doubling of the pledge of the Government of India from the Fifth Replenishment from US$20 million and to other donors. It has evolved since its formation, recognising its crucial role in influencing national health policy and budgetary processes to advocate for inclusive and sustainable health financing and relevant policies and processes.

 

Abhina Aher

Abhina Aher

India HIV/AIDS Alliance
Associate Director: Sexuality Gender & Rights

Blessina Kumar

Blessina Kumar

Global Coalition of TB Activists (GCTA)
CEO

Daxa Patel

Daxa Patel

National Coalition of People Living with HIV in India (NCPI+)
President

Sonal Mehta

Sonal Mehta

India HIV/AIDS Alliance
Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Shampa Nag

Dr. Shampa Nag

CS4ME Steering Committee Member and Caritas India Consultant

Sylvester Merchant

Sylvester Merchant

Coordinator – IWG,  India HIV/AIDS Alliance                                                                                                                        

Resources

India Says Thank You to Global Fund Sixth Replenishment Heroes

India Says Thank You to Global Fund Sixth Replenishment Heroes

India Working Group for Health Advocacy (IWG) and India HIV AIDS Alliance joined hands in rolling out the “Thank You” campaign in India. 35 embassies of  donor countries present in New Delhi, India received Thank You cards along with the India office of the Bill &...

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