Posts Categorized: Speak Out

AHF Urges G20 to Increase Financial Commitment and Global HIV Response in Light of Summit in Hamburg

HAMBURG (6 July 2017) During Germany’s presidency of the G20, for the first time, the issue of global health has been placed on the G20 agenda. The summit in Hamburg offers a unique opportunity for Germany to set an example for the rest of the G20 countries in the fight against HIV/AIDS worldwide. As the…

AHF Urges Congress to Maintain U.S. Leadership on Global AIDS

Washington, D.C. (June 27, 2017)—AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) staff, clients and advocates pounded the halls of the U.S. Congress on June 20-23 shoring up bipartisan support for the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria. The U.S. helps fund critically needed lifesaving antiretroviral treatment…

India Adopts Test & Treat

After years of advocacy by civil society, including AHF, India has finally adopted policies to address HIV/AIDS discrimination and provide antiretroviral treatment (ART) to all HIV positive people. The changes come after the Parliament passed the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Act 2017 and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of India issued a directive…

Indonesia and AHF Collaborate on Policy Change

During a recent trip to the Asia-Pacific region, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) Senior Vice President Peter Reis met with several Indonesian officials in West Java, the country’s most populous province, to outline future HIV/AIDS collaboration between AHF and the provincial government. West Java’s Vice Governor H. Deddy Mizwar and Reis spoke about convening a meeting…

Rwandan CSOs Urge Key Initiatives in Petition to Global Fund Board

In a formal petition, Rwandan HIV/AIDS advocates, including staff from AHF Rwanda, urged the Global Fund Board to refrain from using the World Bank country income groups, increase allocations to civil society organizations and call on China to step up its contribution to the Fund. The petition was presented to the members of the Developing…