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Health GAP Leadership Transition Happy Hour & Fundraiser

 

Come join us at a winter fundraiser Thursday December 11 from 6-8 PM to support the life saving work of Health GAP, and to welcome exciting new leadership at Health GAP at a key moment in the global fight in the AIDS crisis.  

Your support is crucial as we welcome our new Managing Director, Jamila Headley and Executive Director, Asia Russell, and as we thank Jennifer Flynn for her 7 years of powerful leadership as Health GAP's outgoing Managing Director.

Where: BLOOM Salon at the Ritz, W. 46th Street. 3rd floor in Manhattan.

When: Thursday, Dec. 11th from 6-8pm

Join us and support our common struggle to end global AIDS, meet new and old friends, and enjoy a good party--click here to RSVP

And read the letter from Amanda Lugg, Chair of Health GAP's Board of Directors, announcing our new leadership.

 

Ugandan and International groups call for urgent action by the World Bank to fight discrimination in Uganda's health sector 

Ugandan and International groups today released a letter to World Bank Executive Director Dr. Jim Kim calling for urgent action to address pervasive discrimination in the health sector, especially for LGBTI communities. The World Bank suspended a $90 million loan to Uganda's health sector when the President signed the Anti Homosexuality Act into law. While this anti gay law was recently overturned, discrimination is still alive and well, and is undermining access to lifesaving health services. The organizations are calling for corrective action by the Government of Uganda--before the loan is restarted.

Read the statement [HERE] and the letter [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 as a in the new 2014 issue of AIDS Today, released at an International HIV/AIDS Alliance event at the London School of Economics last week. 
 
Health GAP is 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