Friends of the Global Fund

The other Friends organisations cover Africa, Europe, Japan, Latin America & the Caribbean, the Middle East and North Africa, South & West Asia and the United States.

Friends Africa
Friends of the Global Fund Africa was created on 3 May 2006, with an Advisory Board which was inaugurated in February 2007. Friends Africa is a legally independent organization with by-laws and a board of directors. Their mission is to galvanize African governments, the private sector and civil society for the purpose of bringing about sustainable and effective methods of addressing AIDS, TB and malaria in Africa with an emphasis on the Global Fund being a key funding mechanism in the fight.
Friends Europe (Amis du Fonds Mondial Europe)
The role of Amis du Fonds Mondial Europe (Friends Europe) is to contribute to the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria and to promote the Global Fund in Europe by informing audiences of the Global Fund’s missions, activities, needs, results and governance. It also pursues advocacy among parliamentarians, public and private decision-makers, the media and civil society to seek partnerships and resource mobilization (in particular through budget and innovative financing mechanisms) on behalf of the Global Fund. Friends Europe is registered under France’s 1901 law governing non-profit organizations.
Friends Japan
Friends of the Global Fund Japan (Friends Japan) is a private support group that promotes a greater understanding of the Global Fund, encourages Japan to expand its role in the battle against communicable diseases and builds cooperation between Japan and other East Asian countries in this shared struggle. Friends Japan draws upon the participation of diverse sectors of Japanese society, including the fields of government and politics, business, academia, labor, and the nonprofit sphere.
Friends LAC
Friends of the Global Fund Latin America & the Caribbean (Friends LAC) is a regional initiative which works to mobilize strategic political and financial support for the fight against AIDS, TB and malaria. Friends LAC will contribute to increasing the understanding of and support for the Global Fund through awareness-raising and educational campaigns, advocacy activities at the country and regional levels and documenting Global Fund stories and lessons learned. This initiative aims to promote the meaningful participation of governments, the private sector, academia and civil society in all of the Global Fund’s structures whether at the national, regional or international levels.
Friends MENA
Friends Middle East and North Africa (Friends MENA) was founded in January 2009 with the technical and financial assistance of the Samih Darwazah Foundation and Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC. These two organizations support Friends MENA as part of their commitment to enhancing the quality of life in the region in the belief that the private sector has a role to play in sustainable development and in the development of mankind. Friend’s MENA mission is to mobilize regional institutions, public opinion and private companies to support the Global Fund and brings together MENA government and institutional representatives, civil society and private sector partners willing to contribute to the fight against the three diseases.
Friends of South and West Asia
The role of Friends of South and West Asia is to bring about greater awareness of the need for good health with special reference to the three communicable diseases of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. The main focus is on prevention. The organization seeks to publicize the activities of the Global Fund and also the socioeconomic impact of Global Fund money on these three diseases in the different countries of the region. Friends of South and West Asia will engage in public policy dialogue to utilize political support for increased resources for the health sector. It will also strengthen communication with the private sector for more active involvement in Global Fund-supported programs as co-investment partners, project implementers and service providers.
Friends of the Global Fight
Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Friends U.S.) works to educate, engage and mobilize U.S. decision-makers to support the Global Fund and the fight to end the worldwide burden of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. Friends U.S. is an independent non-profit organization whose activities primarily focus on policy issues and communications. The policy team works to secure robust funding levels from the U.S. (the single largest donor to the Global Fund) by advocating on behalf of the Global Fund within Congress and the administration. A primary method for achieving this goal is through education; Friends U.S. serves as a primary resource on the Global Fund to policy-makers and the U.S.–based global health community.
Pacific Friends operates as a program within the Kirby Institute at the University of New South Wales.

Pacific Friends

Professor Janice Reid AC
Bill Bowtell AO
Executive Director

Pacific Friends of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is a high-level advocacy organisation which seeks to mobilise regional awareness of the serious threat posed by HIV & AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria to societies and economies in the Pacific. In pursuing its goals Pacific Friends has a specific interest in highlighting the need to protect the rights of women and children in the Pacific.



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