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- The 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) will take place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands on 23-27 July 2018. The pre-conference will take place immediately prior on 21 and 22 July.
- The International AIDS Conference is held every two years and is the largest conference on any global health issue in the world.
- Gathering more than 15,000 global leaders, policy makers, researchers and advocates, it is a unique forum that intersects science, advocacy and human rights.
- The theme of AIDS 2018 is Breaking Barriers Building Bridges, drawing attention to the need of rights-based approaches to more effectively reach key populations, including in Eastern Europe and Central Asia and the North-African/Middle Eastern regions where epidemics are growing.
- AIDS 2018 aims to promote human rights based and evidence-informed HIV responsesthat are tailored to the needs of particularly vulnerable communities — including people living with HIV, displaced populations, men who have sex with men, people in closed settings, people who use drugs, sex workers, transgender people, women and girls and young people — and collaborate in fighting the disease beyond country borders.
Where: Melbourne, Australia
When: 1-5 July 2018
Key Themes: Malaria Today – The recent history and present of malaria control and elimination efforts.
- Putting Malaria Elimination into a Global Health Context – How malaria sits within the broader global health context, with focus on the Sustainable Development Goals, Universal Health Care and health security.
- Meeting the Challenges of Malaria Eradication – How we move forward together to enable sustainable impact in malaria endemic countries.
For more information about the Congress and how to register please visit: www.malariaworldcongress.org
Support for this side-event is provided, in part, by the Free Space Process
Community action across the SDGs is key for ensuring effective and sustainable solutions, innovative approaches and partnerships and addressing the holistic needs of individuals served. None of the SDGs can be achieved without fully supported, fully funded and fully engaged local communities.
Civil Society Sustainability Network
What is this Information Note about?
This advocacy alert aims to create awareness and provide attention to opportunities within Global Fund processes and mechanisms in order to integrate and improve the quality of activities related to Sustainability, Transition and Co-financing (STC) in Global Fund funding requests (formerly known as “Concept Notes”) and the grant-making process during the 2017-2019 allocation cycle.
Even if your country has submitted a funding request for Window 1 or 2, there are still opportunities to include STC-related activities in the grant request or during implementation.
Who is this Information Note for?
This information is intended for community, key populations and civil society actors with some level of engagement in Global Fund processes at national and regional levels. CCM members representing civil society – those who are and will be engaged in country dialogues and civil society groups in countries that are transitioning or preparing for transition – are the primary audience of this advocacy alert.