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Join us as we take action to honor Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy

April 4, 2015 marked 47 years since Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was murdered while conducting a national campaign against socio-economic inequality. On April 8th, we honored the legacy of Dr. King by calling on Congressional representatives to take action in the fight against economic inequality by supporting a Robin Hood Tax to advance social justice. Robin Hood Tax Campaign supporters around the country, including Health GAP and the Student Global AIDS Campaign, held vigils outside Congressional offices. 

Read more about the April 8 actions in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s death here.








Uganda can end AIDS, but only with evidence, science and human rights: does the President agree?

Civil society responds to the President’s view on the fight against HIV in Uganda and calls for urgent action to mitigate further harm to the national response

In Kampala, Health GAP reacted alongside front line Ugandan
civil society groups in response to Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni's alarming World AIDS Day comments on HIV in Uganda

Read the statement here.

New Health GAP analysis published on emboldening the fight to win the end of AIDS--and combatting austerity
Asia Russell's chapter "Funding the fight to end the AIDS epidemic: instructions from a time of austerity" was published in the 2014 issue of AIDS Today, released at an International HIV/AIDS Alliance event at the London School of Economics.
Health GAP was proud to be part of the first edition of The Alliance's new biennial publication presenting the global state of the civil society response to AIDS. 
In Russell's chapter, she describes the untenable contradiction civil society is faced with: the possibility that communities can secure massive gains in saving lives and halting new HIV infections based on aggressive scale up of evidence based interventions and defense and promotion of human rights, while in reality budget cuts are leaving life saving programs running on empty. 
Confronting this political doublespeak and winning the resources to seize this promise requires emboldened and dauntless activism, according to Russell. Read Health GAP's prescription for action--and the roadmap for urgently needed progress--here