“FRIENDS” ORGANISATIONS PROMOTE THE WORK OF THE GLOBAL FUND
Karanja KinyanjuiArticle Type:
Article Number: 7
ABSTRACT Friends from donor countries mostly carry out mobilisation of political and financial support for the Fund while those from grant receiving countries focus on raising awareness about the three diseases.
Since the establishment of the Global Fund in 2002, various organisations have been formed as “Friends of the Fund.” They promote the work of the Fund and mobilise financial and political support for it.
These organisations do not receive funding from the Global Fund. They raise money from various donors. Their core of objectives and activities vary. Those from donor countries mostly carry out mobilisation of political and financial support for the Fund, while those from grant receiving countries focus on raising awareness about the three diseases and how to apply for and implement grants.
The following is a list of the Friends organisations.
Friends of the Global Fund Africa was established in 2006. Its mission is to galvanise African governments, the private sector and civil society to bring about sustainable and effective methods of addressing the three diseases in Africa through Global Fund grants.
Friends of the Global Fund, Africa
11B Fatai Arobieke Street
Lekki Phase One, Lagos, Nigeria
Friends of the Fund Europe contributes to the fight against the three diseases and promotes the Global Fund in Europe. It carries out advocacy among government and the private sector to seek partnerships and fund raising.
Amis du Fonds mondial, Europe
71 bis rue du Cardinal Lemoine
75005 Paris, France
Friends of the Global Fund Japan promotes a greater understanding of the Global Fund and encourages Japan to expand its role in the battle against communicable diseases. Friends is administered by the Japan Center for International Exchange, a nonprofit organisation dedicated to strengthening Japan’s international cooperation.
Friends of the Global Fund, Japan
c/o Japan Center for International Exchange
4-9-17 Minami Azabu, Minato-ku
Tokyo 106-0047 Japan
Friends of the Global Fund Latin America and the Caribbean is a regional initiative whose mission is to mobilise political and financial support for the three diseases.
Amigos del Fondo Mundial
Av. Las Heras 2207
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Friends Middle East and North Africa
Friends Middle East and North Africa was founded in January 2009 with funding from the Samih Darwazah Foundation and Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC. Its mission is to mobilise regional institutions, public opinion and private companies to support the Global Fund.
Friends Middle East and North Africa
Al Kursi Area Building 49
Pacific Friends of the Global Fund was established in February 2009 to raise awareness of the regional challenges posed by the three diseases and to build regional, political and financial support for the Global Fund. It is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Pacific Friends of the Global Fund
The Kirby Institute
Corner Boundary and West Streets
Darlinghurst NSW 2010, Australia
Friends of South and West Asia
The main focus 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 diseases. It also carries out a resource mobilisation role by requesting governments in the region to contribute or increase their current contribution to the Global Fund and by trying to identify innovative financing methods.
Confederation of Indian Industry
249 F, Udyog Vihar, Phase IV,
Sector 18, Gurgaon 122 015
Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria was formed in 2004. It engages and mobilises US decision-makers to support the Global Fund. It advocates on behalf of the Global Fund within Congress and the administration.
Friends of the Global Fight
1730 Rhode Island Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20036 USA