Setting Advocacy Priorities: PEPFAR Country Operational Plans 2017

Published: April 18, 2017

This week in Johannesburg, South Africa, MSMGF, Health Gap, and AVAC gathered 15 advocates from Botswana, Cote d’Ivoire, Kenya, Uganda, Unites States, and Tanzania to prepare together to advocate for gay men and other men who have sex with men in their national HIV programs. This workshop came before U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Country and Regional Operational Plan …

When Times Get Tough, We Get Tougher: MSMGF 2016 Annual Report

Published: April 12, 2017

The latest MSMGF annual report documents our commitment to men who have sex with men in the global fight to end AIDS. The entire organization- board members, funders, our partners, and our staff- remains focused on a strategic response to the discrimination, stigma, and violence faced by key populations who are disproportionately affected by HIV & AIDS. Download the 2016 …

Holding PEPFAR Accountable: The US Commitment to Global AIDS Response

Published: April 7, 2017

Ambassador Deborah Birx, U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy, visited with MSMGF staff at the conclusion of the Platform meeting hold in Bangkok, in March 2017 MSMGF continues its advocacy role as a key global community partner to the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) to ensure that global health investments from the US Government are responsive …

MSMGF Appoints New Staff to Support Strategic Plan

Published: April 5, 2017

MSMGF is proud to announce the appointment of six new staff to our team since the AIDS Conference in Durban last year. We are working to build a team to better support the work of grass-roots activists and community-based organizations working to support the sexual health and human rights of gay and bisexual men worldwide. Mahri Bahati, MPH joined MSMGF as Public …

Training Trainers: MSMGF in Vietnam with GLink and Lighthouse

Published: March 22, 2017

  MSMGF, in partnership with GLink and Lighthouse, hosted a three-day “training-of-trainers” for eleven MSM advocates in Ho Chi Minh City to impart methods, content, and facilitation skills when working with health care providers.  Both MSM-led organizations joined MSMGF’s in-country Bridging the Gaps Program in Vietnam in 2016 and are running an exciting project to train and sensitize health care …

OPPORTUNITY: TEACH Technical Advisor

Published: March 21, 2017

The IRGT: A Global Network of Trans Women and HIV is seeking expressions of interest from trans-identified individuals to become Technical Advisors for a new program called Trans Education + Action = Capacity for Health (TEACH). TEACH is an IRGT-MSMGF initiative designed to strengthen the capacity of trans-led organizations to more competitively apply for grant funding and build local organizational …

Action for Access! Community in the Driver’s Seat for Research

Published: March 20, 2017

Pictured Above: Sonya Arreola and Jeffery Walimbwa conducting a mock qualitative interview on expereinces while accessing services The number-one complaint from LGBT community members who have contributed to research in their local communities is that researchers arrive, use community members to collect data, and then disappear and disseminate findings elsewhere. Conducting research in this way not only leaves community members …

Engaging Communities is Critical in Every Step of Global Fund Processes

Published: March 14, 2017

FR | ES | AR | RU CLAC’s new independent review shares findings and recommendations for enhancing community engagement, with an emphasis on grant making and grant implementation. Published by MSMGF (the Global Forum on MSM & HIV), this new review synthesizes good practices and proposes a series of strategic actions for the Global Fund in efforts to expand and enhance meaningful community …

Setting Advocacy Priorities: Accelerating HIV Responses for MSM and Transgender People

Published: March 13, 2017

Earlier this month, MSMGF (the Global Forum on MSM & HIV) convened 40 global human rights advocates in Bangkok, Thailand, for two linked meetings: the Consortium of MSM and Transgender Networks (supported by RCNF) and The Advocacy Platform to Fast-track the HIV and Human Rights Responses With Gay and Bisexual Men, in collaboration with UNAIDS. In light of global trends …

MSMGF Endorses Consensus Statement on Sexual Risk of HIV and Undetectable Viral Load

Published: February 13, 2017

Access to sexual health services among gay and bisexual men worldwide is still essential February 13, 2017 – Oakland, California, USA MSMGF (the Global Forum on MSM & HIV) endorses the Consensus Statement on Risk of Sexual Transmission of HIV from a Person Living with HIV Who Has an Undetectable Viral Load. That statement reads: People living with HIV on …

Engaging Anew with the PEPFAR COP Process: 2017 Updates and New Civil Society Opportunities

Published: January 26, 2017

January 26, 2017 – 2017 is here and with it a new PEPFAR Country Operational Plan/Regional Operational Plan (COP/ROP) process. Earlier this month, the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC) published the final version of the 2017 PEPFAR COP Guidance, which incorporates some and neglects other recommendations made by civil society. It is crucial that civil society advocates …