Global Fund Advocates Network Asia-Pacific (GFAN AP) is a platform of community and civil society advocates for a fully funded Global Fund. It supports community and civil society mobilisation in the areas of increased domestic financing for HIV, TB and malaria responses; increased donor contributions towards the Global Fund; and ensuring that policy frameworks on health financing take into account community, rights and gender issues.
As the Vice-Chair of the Nepal CCM, Achut Sitaula recounts COVID-19 impacts on People Living with HIV and People Who Use Drugs in Nepal, and how together with the Nepal CCM and other stakeholders, responses have been made to address the challenges through Global Fund grants.
Mona Balani shares the efforts of communities and civil society responding to needs of communities living with and affected by HIV and TB amidst the lockdowns in India with the burgeoning needs of communities due to various restrictions.
Anthony Lopez shares how he has mobilised his community in response to COVID-19 restrictions in Capiz province in the Philippines amidst news of an immediate family diagnosed with COVID-19 and the barriers and bottlenecks faced by young people and young people in the course of COVID-19 restrictions.