Author: Secretariat

APCASO Engages into New Partnerships as it solidifies Work on Disease Response and Global Health

Meaningful civil society and community engagement is central to the principles of APCASO. Thus, it is important for the network that as it rolls out its plans and activities this year, the engagement to various platforms and partnerships are sustained and expanded: where issues can be raised and priorities that favors communities most affected by HIV, TB, and malaria can be set. APCASO affirms its commitment as it engages in a number of partnerships and memberships this year forward.   APCASO as Regional Secretariat in the Implementation of End TB Strategy Pillar 2 in partnership with WHO WPRO  ...

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Call for Expression of Interest: Civil Society Advisory Group for the Global Action Plan (GAP)

In October 2018, a consortium of 11 global health institutions (UNAIDS, UNDP, UNICEF, UNFPA, UN Women, the World Bank, WHO, the Global Financing Facility (GFF), Unitaid, Gavi and the Global Fund to Fight HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria [Global Fund]) formally launched a new initiative with the release of Towards a Global Action Plan for Healthy Lives and Well-being for All: Uniting to Accelerate Progress towards the Health-Related SDGs. Led by the World Health Organization (WHO), the institutions are responding to a request from the governments of Germany, Ghana and Norway. The Global Action Plan (GAP) framework was drafted solely...

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Global Fund New Funding Model: Civil Society and Community Experience in 4 Countries of Asia

APCASO, in partnership with the Centre for Supporting Community Development Initiatives (SCDI) and the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO) under the Community Advocacy Initiative (CAI), with funding support from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and the French 5% Initiative, organised a civil society and community roundtable with participants from Indonesia, Lao PDR, the Philippines, Viet Nam and the regional young key populations (YKP) networks to facilitate a discussion on the experiences during the country dialogue, concept note development, and grantmaking processes. This document provides a summary of recommendations from the rountable with a hope...

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APCASO to Take Root and Serve Out this 2019

As APCASO rings in 2019 with a bang, the network renews its commitment towards strengthening community systems and advancing human rights, hastening the end of HIV epidemic and other health challenges that the region is facing. Consistent with its outcome areas as laid out in the Strategic Plan 2015-2020, APCASO aims to build on several successes from 2018 particularly in the area of community mobilization and policy advocacy. This year, APCASO will be bringing more of its advocacy to the ground with several upcoming initiatives, and will be strengthening partnerships with regional and global stakeholders. “We at APCASO are...

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Prioritizing Civil Society and Key Population Community Participation at EGM on HIV/AIDS

by Jennifer Ho, Deputy Director, APCASO APCASO joins regional civil society and key population networks as well as community-based organisations from eight (8) countries at the Asia Pacific Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on HIV held last 27th November 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand. With the title, “Reviewing the Implementation of Commitments from the Asia Pacific Intergovernmental Meeting on HIV and AIDS Beyond 2015”, the EGM was organized by UNESCAP, UNAIDS, UNDP, UNODC, together with other UN agencies. This year’s EGM aimed at reviewing the progress of achieving commitments based on the Asia Pacific Regional Framework for Action on HIV and AIDS...

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