Author: Secretariat

ICASO & APCASO Team Up to Provide Human Rights Technical Assistance

04 April 2019 ICASO and APCASO are proud to announce a partnership to provide technical assistance to implementers of Global Fund-supported programs to reduce barriers to HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria services. In March the organizations were jointly awarded an “indefinite quantity contract” to provide services through the Global Fund’s Human Rights Strategic Initiative. “Although today we are two separate organizations, ICASO and APCASO have shared roots and a long history of partnership to advance the engagement of communities in the global response to HIV,” said Mary Ann Torres, ICASO’s executive director. “To combine our organizations’ experiences and talents to...

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27 March 2019 Dear APCASO Friends, Supporters, and Colleagues Announcement: APCASO COMPLETES FULL TRANSITION TO BANGKOK We are writing to you all to mark the completion of APCASO’s relocation to Thailand (from Malaysia). This includes all of our programmes, operations, staff, partnerships base, and governance structures – all operating under the auspices of the APCASO Thai Foundation, registered under Thai law. As some of you may recall, in mid-2014 APCASO faced a dire financial future and series of questions about our relevance. The APCASO Board of Trustees and Council of Representatives held a series of crisis meetings and conference calls over the latter half...

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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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