GHC News Flash: Global Health Roundup 3/18/16

Zika Call to Action
Insight Health, GOAL and IRC recently released a Zika Call to Action — The Importance of Social and Behavioural Change Response in the Zika Outbreak: Lessons Learned from Ebola. This document will be used as a platform for further advocacy among Ministries of Health, donors, and INGOs in affected countries.

Global Fund Advocates Network’s Online Hub
Through Global Fund Advocates Network’s online hub, members of the GFAN Speakers Bureau share personal accounts demonstrating the impact of Global Fund’s investment in HIV, TB, and malaria programs on individual lives, families, and communities. Watch Loule Zepeda-Tengs tell her story of being diagnosed with TB at 24 years old and Loyce Maturus reflect on being born with HIV and orphaned at a very young age. Peruse more stories and share them with individuals or organizations interested in advocating for The Global Fund.

Faith for International Assistance’s Announces New Website
Faith for International Assistance (FIA) recently launched their new website. FIA seeks to strengthen U.S. public support and funding for global health and development assistance. Today’s children and families are thriving at a rate unprecedented in history with U.S. funding, influence and leadership helping lead the way to greater human security, yet there is more to be done. Together, FIA and others are helping make the world a more secure place through poverty-focused health and development around the world.

Slingshot Films Searches for Organizations to Host Screening of New Film
Art-house documentary distributor Slingshot Films is looking for GHC member organizations to host a screening of the new film, Right Footed, an award-winning documentary film about Jessica Cox – the world’s first armless airplane pilot and disabilities advocate. If you are interested, watch the trailer and then contact the company for more information on how to host a screening.

21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016)
The 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016), taking place from July 18-22 in Durban, South Africa, will be pivotal moment in HIV response. A recent shift in global exchange rates has impacted the heart of the conference’s theme: Access Equity Right Now. As a result, AIDS 2016 is committing itself to accessibility and providing new provisions to financially support participants of the conference including reduced registration cost and an extended early registration deadline (April 28).