The “Love More Give More” campaign is a Global Fund Advocates Network Asia-Pacific (GFAN AP) Saint Valentine’s Day – oriented mobilisation effort to support a successful Global Fund Sixth Replenishment.
An action that was originally meant to be carried out by partners in the Asia-Pacific region endorsed by participants at the Communities & Civil Society Planning Meeting for the 6th Global Fund Replenishment Preparatory Meeting co-organised by GFAN AP and the India Working Group for Health Advocacy (IWG) on the 16th & 17th January 2019 in New Delhi, India, this action has since gained the support of colleagues from Africa, Eastern Europe Central Asia, and Latin America and Caribbean. This action is also being carried out by civil society colleagues in select donor countries of the Global Fund.
On this Saint Valentine’s Day – 14th February 2019, communities and civil society organisations and advocates in over 45 countries sends “love letters” to embassies and high commissions of donor countries of the Global Fund and others to appreciate their continuous support for the fight against HIV, TB and Malaria since the establishment of the Global Fund in 2002 and to call for increased and early pledges to the global Fund Sixth Replenishment. While in some countries, actions are conducted with face-to-face meetings with representatives in donor embassies, and actions of the delivery of the letter to the embassies in implementing country capitals.
This campaign is supported by GFAN Africa, GFAN Latin America, and the Eurasian Harm Reduction Association and Alliance for Public Health in counterpart rollouts in the African, Latin America and Caribbean, Eastern Europe and Central Asia regions, respectively.
The #LoveMoreGiveMore campaign is very apt even from perspectives of communities, civil society and key populations. Because a lot were given at the individual, organisational, and network levels in all the country mobilisations. Because there was a lot of love for what the campaign stands for and a lot of heart for the communities with the biggest stakes in the results of the Replenishment!