A lockdown also applies in Uganda due to corona. While many more people in the African country are infected with that other dangerous virus, HIV. Volunteers now deliver the medicines to your home.
By Mark Schenkel Kampala
The 6th replenishment of the Global Fund was such a big highlight for GFAN Africa and so many other colleagues we admire and respect. In our region, we saw unprecedented political mobilization by communities and civil society in support of the replenishment. In Francophone Africa region, we witnessed communities and civil society step into Global Fund advocacy in a manner not seen before. As a region, we brought voices, fun and color. A coordinated Africa regional social and political mobilization for the 6th replenishment included organising for common messaging across the region as well as offering technical support to civil society in letter writing; donor country embassy visits; editorials; organizing meetings with technocrats; and organizing regional days of action among many other activities. Francophone and Anglophone Africa spoke in one voice. We mobilized, we held meetings, we spoke at key events, we wrote letters and statements, and some lived on social media. It was colorful and we had fun.