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.
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Technical Expert, Key Populations
Global Coalition of TB Activists (GCTA)
National Coalition of People Living with HIV in India (NCPI+)
Executive Board Member
International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF)
Regional Director, South Asia Region
Dr. Shampa Nag
CS4ME Steering Committee Member and Caritas India Consultant
Coordinator – IWG
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