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Month: March 2015

African and Black Diaspora Voices Contribute to UNAIDS Strategy Virtual Consultations

African and Black Diaspora Voices Contribute to UNAIDS Strategy Virtual Consultations

UNAIDS is hosting a virtual consultation March 23-27 2015 on the UNAIDS Strategy 2016-2021 and ABDGN strongly encourages stakeholders from our communities and networks to participate in this critical dialogue.

The first of two consultations, these discussions are organized around four themes: Reinforcing Achievements; Closing the Gaps; Seizing the Game-Changers; and a Youth Forum.

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Legal Report on Migrant Access to Healthcare Across 12 Countries

Legal Report on Migrant Access to Healthcare Across 12 Countries

Doctors of the World (Médecins du monde –MdM) have released a comprehensive report on migrants access to healthcare in 12 countries (Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Luxemborg, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom). For each country the report reviews the exisiting healthcare system and access data for migrants, asylum seekers, refugees, undocumented migrants, and unaccompanied minors. For some countries there is also sections on infectious diseases and HIV programmes and services.  The authors indicate that of patients seen by MdM in 2014, 68.7% had no health coverage prior to their first visit. Respondents across the 12 countries also indicated that national laws were the most significant barriers to accessing healthcare.  The report sheds light on the need for civil society working with migrant key populations to build engagement and dialogue opportunities with governments to better align advocacy interventions with migrant health access priorities. CLICK HERE to access the report.   

UK Announces 5 Million GBP Contribution to Robert Carr Civil Society Network Fund (RCNF)

UK Announces 5 Million GBP Contribution to Robert Carr Civil Society Network Fund (RCNF)



ABDGN applauds the UK Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for International Development announcement on March 19th of a commitment of 5 million GBP over a three year period to the Robert Carr civil society Networks Fund (RCNF).

RCNF has been an innovative funding mechanism that has helped to address severe funding gaps for global and regional HIV/AIDS networks who play a vital role in the HIV/AIDS response.  This commitment honors the late Robert Carr’s memory and his contributions to the global HIV/AIDS sector.

We hope this announcement will be a catalyst for existing and future donor governments and agencies support for RCNF in the coming year.
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2016 African Black Diaspora Global Network Financial support for this initiative was made available by Core Funding - 2013153 from the Consortium of MSM and Transgender Networks by the Robert Carr civil society Networks Fund