WHO WE ARE

The Communities Living with HIV and affected by Tuberculosis and Malaria Delegation (Communities Delegation) became a full voting member on the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) at its 6th Board Meeting in 2004. Since then, the Communities Delegation has been able to participate fully in the decision-making processes of the Global Fund through its various governance mechanisms.

The Communities Delegation is a group of people living with HIV and affected by Tuberculosis and Malaria, including members from key and vulnerable populations across the three (3) diseases, and has a unique role as a part of the governance of the Global Fund Board – as we leverage the lived experiences of HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria and bring a human face to the realities of the three (3) diseases.

We are at the forefront of Global Fund advocacy and resource mobilisation. We are committed to ensuring human rights and gender equality in programmes, with particular attention to key and vulnerable populations. We engage with our communities and we influence decisions – with the ultimate aim of ensuring the best prevention, treatment, care and support services for the three (3) diseases.

The Communities Delegation provides a platform that allows us to bring our experience and expertise to the table, influencing Global Fund decisions about the money that shapes and saves our lives. The Members of the Delegation come from different geographic regions and bring different types of experience and expertise, such as related to the three diseases, technical issues and types of communities, including key and vulnerable populations.

 

THE WORLD WE WANT

The Communities Delegation wants a world:

  • Of inclusive societies, where all voices are of equal value.
  • That listens to, respects and values community perspectives.
  • Where gender equality and human rights – including to health, life and dignity – are not just words, but a reality.
  • Where resources are equitably allocated based on need and evidence, and where health services are of the highest quality.

To this end, we want:

  • A Global Fund that, now and for always, puts communities first. We want a Global Fund that is by and for those most effected by HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria. We want communities to be at the heart of decision-making.
  • A Global Fund that resources high quality support and services to those that need it the most. We want funding to be distributed equitably, based on communities’ needs, not just countries’ incomes. We want a Global Fund that is global and leaves no one behind.
  • Gender equality and human rights to be central to the Global Fund. We want a Global Fund that lives up to its principles, while achieving impact.
  • The Global Fund to be accountable – to its Board, its partners and, most importantly, the communities it serves.
  • A Global Fund that will be bold and strong in the future. We want a Fund that will be by communities’ side through a changing landscape – working together, building sustainability and saving lives.

MAPPING WHERE WE ARE

The map below provides an overview of current Delegation Members (updated January 2016). For more information on individual members, please click on the respective markers on the map.

For more information on the Global Fund, its activities, and the relevance of the Board to incountry activities, please feel free to contact them.

 

COMMUNITIES DELEGATION LEADERSHIP

Maurine Murenga

Maurine Murenga

Board Member

Lean on Me Foundation
Executive Director
maureenmurenga@gmail.com

Erika Castellanos

Erika Castellanos

Alternate Board Member

Global Action for Trans Equality (GATE)
Director of Programmes
ecastellanos@transactivists.org

Rachel Ong

Rachel Ong

Communications Focal Point

rachel.ong@globalfundcommunitiesdelegation.org

 

COMMUNITIES DELEGATION MEMBERS

Abdulai Abubakarr Sesay

Abdulai Abubakarr Sesay

Member

Civil Society Movement Against Tuberculosis in Sierra Leone
Executive Director
cismatsierraleonetb@gmail.com

Achut Sitaula

Achut Sitaula

Member

National Association of PLHIV in Nepal (NAP+N)
President
sitaulaachut@gmail.com

Alexandr Curasov

Alexandr Curasov

Member

curasov@gmail.com

Alexandra Volgina

Alexandra Volgina

Member

Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+)
Programme Manager
sashavolgina.CD.GF@gmail.com

Angeline Chiwetani

Angeline Chiwetani

Member

Widows Fountain of Life (WFoL)
Director
a.chiwetani@gmail.com

Anton Basenko

Anton Basenko

Member

Alliance for Public Health
Country Focal Point: PITCH
basenko@aph.org.ua

Carlos Garcia De Leon Moreno

Carlos Garcia De Leon Moreno

Member

Acciones Voluntarias sobre Educación en México AVE de México
Board Member
carlosnic@gmail.comhttp://www.globalfundcommunitiesdelegation.org/wp-admin/post.php?post=374&action=edit#

Charles Siwela

Charles Siwela

Member

Youth Engage
National Director
charlessiwela@yahoo.co.uk

Firoz Khan

Firoz Khan

Member

National Coalition of People living with HIV in India (NCPI)

firozkhan000@gmail.com

Ibrahim Umoru

Ibrahim Umoru

Member

Hygeia Foundation
Manager Community Services
aibee101@yahoo.com

Louis Da Gama

Louis Da Gama

Administrative Working Group Member

Princess of Africa Foundation
Global Health Advocates
Advocacy & Communications Director
ldagama@gmail.com

Maximina Kokonya

Maximina Kokonya

Member

Africaid-Zvandiri
Provincial Mentor
maxi@zvandiri.org

Michael Mwiinga Gwaba

Michael Mwiinga Gwaba

Member

Treatment Advocacy and Literacy Campaign (TALC)
Advocacy and Resource Mobilisation Coordinator
bagwaba@yahoo.com

Mick Matthews

Mick Matthews

Member

Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP)
Senior Programme Officer
mickmat@gmail.com

Nicholas Niwagaba

Nicholas Niwagaba

Member

Uganda Network of Young People Living with HIV/AIDS
Executive Director
nniwagaba@unypa.org

Olivia Laure Ngou Zangue

Olivia Laure Ngou Zangue

Member

Malaria No More
Country Director
ngouolivia@gmail.com

Raoul Fransen-dos Santos

Raoul Fransen-dos Santos

Administrative Working Group Member

International Civil Society Support (ICSS)
Senior Policy Adviser
rf@icssupport.org

Rodelyn Melad Marte

Rodelyn Melad Marte

Member

APCASO
Executive Director
rdmarte@apcaso.org

Rico Gustav

Rico Gustav

Member

International Civil Society Support (ICSS)
Senior Policy Advisor – Sustainability
rg@icssupport.org

Thokozile Nkhoma Phiri

Thokozile Nkhoma Phiri

Member

Facilitators of Community Transformation (FACT)
Executive Director
pthokozile@yahoo.com

Uwase Nadege Munyaburanga

Uwase Nadege Munyaburanga

Member

Kigali Hope Association
Volunteer – Programmes
uwasenadege@gmail.com