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Live the Promise Bulletin - October 2013

8. October 2013

    Gear up for the EAA’s renewed HIV campaign


    During the EAA’s General Assembly, held in Geneva 22-25 August, EAA members voted to renew their joint advocacy focus on HIV and AIDS for another four years. More specifically, the Assembly called on the EAA to continue to seek to “eliminate stigma” and make a “significant contribution to the vision of ‘getting to zero’- zero new infections, zero discrimination, and zero AIDS-related deaths.”


    Momentum builds towards Global Fund replenishment


    As the Global Fund’s 2013 replenishment process progresses, several key donors have now made bold pledges for the 2014-2016 period. This month, both the UK and a group of Nordic countries, including Sweden and Norway, have pledged USD 1.6 billion and USD 750 million respectively, over the next three-year period.


    Post-2015 negotiations to start in earnest now…


    Some may feel that all that could possibly be said about the post-2015 agenda has already been said, but the reality is that the stage has only now been set for the negotiation and eventual adoption of a new global development agenda beyond 2015.


    More people accessing treatment than ever before… but even more people now also eligible to receive it


    The past few months have seen some important advances in the field of HIV treatment:

  • New treatment guidelines
  • New treatment statistics

    Youth to be focus of upcoming UNAIDS Board meeting


    The next UNAIDS Board meeting (17-19 December 2013) will have a one-day Thematic Segment on HIV, Adolescents and Youth.


    Framework for Dialogue launched


    In August, the Framework for Dialogue between Religious Leaders and Networks of People Living with HIV - a tool developed by EAA, GNP+, INERELA+ and UNAIDS – was launched during the EAA Assembly. The tool aims to support the development of joint actions and ongoing discussions between religious leaders, faith-based organizations and networks of people living with HIV at the national level.


    Report From: South Africa AIDS Conference 2013


    From 18 to 21 June, EAA member, CABSA, attended the Sixth South African AIDS Conference and coordinated an interfaith exhibition. Here, CABSA’s director, Lyn Van Rooyen, reflects on the conference.


    Focus on: The Balm in Gilead


    The Balm in Gilead is one of the EAA’s newest members. It joined EAA following its pivotal involvement in faith-based collaboration and input for AIDS 2012 in Washington D.C. Its central focus is developing educational and training programs specifically designed to meet the unique needs of faith-based and other organizations that strive to become community centers for health education and disease prevention.


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The Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance is a broad international network of churches and Christian organizations cooperating in advocacy on food and HIV and AIDS. The Alliance is based in Geneva, Switzerland. For more information, see http://www.e-alliance.ch/

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