The M-Coalition is the only regional HIV/AIDS advocacy network specifically devoted to the needs of MSM in the Arab world. Along with ABDGN, M-Coalition is one of the organizational members of the Consortium of MSM & Transgender Networks led by the Global Forum of Men who have sex with Men (MSMGF)
M-Coalition has launched a new resource to assist MSM and transgender civil society networks in the Middle East and North Africa Region to engage with the Global Fund New Funding Model. To access the guide CLICK HERE
LINKAGES, a five-year cooperative agreement funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is the largest global projected dedicated to key populations. The project is led by FHI 360 in partnership with IntraHealth International, Pact, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Read More
The Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI) has a series of FREE e-learning modules designed to build skills and capacities for people working with newcomer/immigrant populations. While the modules are meant for an Ontario context, the modules could be adapted to meet local needs and contexts in other regions. There are modules on working with LGBTQ and youth newcomers, as well as courses on violence, accessibility, and mental health. CLICK HERE to register and look at course descriptions. For more in-depth learning opportunities OCASI is hosting a Professional Development Conference November 2-3, 2015 in Toronto. For more information on the conference CLICK HERE
Researchers from France presented new data at the Eighth International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2015) that found nearly 50% of African migrants acquired their HIV infection Read More
New Study on MSM and Early Linkage to Care and Treatment: Fewer Black MSM on Treatment
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.