MSMGF Honored to be Selected as one of the Elton John AIDS Foundation and PEPFAR LGBT Fund Inaugural Recipients

Published: August 1, 2016

(Durban, South Africa) – The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) and the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) announced last week the first two recipients of The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Fund. The inaugural recipients are the International HIV/AIDS Alliance (The Alliance) and the Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF). These partners will administer small …

Donor Cuts for Global HIV Investments Imperil Programming for Key Populations

Published: July 21, 2016

Durban, South Africa – MSMGF attended Tuesday a press conference to address the findings of a new Kaiser Family Foundation/UNAIDS report presenting alarming data that 13 of 14 donor governments reduced funding in 2014-2015 for AIDS investments in low- and middle-income countries. Chris Beyrer of the International AIDS Society noted this reduction in funding is expected to fall particularly hard …

Durban MSMGF Pre-Conference Recap: Action + Access

Published: July 17, 2016

Hello from the 12th International AIDS conference in Durban, South Africa! The brightest minds are already swirling with ideas, the halls are littered with publications and flyers and the amount of information being shared is already overwhelming after just two days of pre-conferences. There are endless highlights to report and the official conference has not even begun. There is no …

Small Wins Amidst A High-Level Failure

Published: June 9, 2016

Several United Nations Member States Commit to Engage Key Populations During the United Nations High-Level Meeting to End AIDS New York, New York — As we reported yesterday with our partners NSWP, IRGT, GATE, and the Global Platform to Fast-Track the HIV and Human Rights Responses Among Gay and Bisexual Men and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men, the …

A High-Level Failure for the United Nations on Key Populations

Published: June 8, 2016

Gay Men, Transgender People and Sex Workers Outraged Over Failed Political Declaration From the United Nations High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS New York, NY – The Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP), The Global Network of Trans Women and HIV (IRGT), Global Action for Trans Equality (GATE),  and MSMGF (The Global Forum on MSM & HIV) together with the Global Platform to …

Engaging Anew with the PEPFAR COP Process: 2016 Updates and New Civil Society Opportunities

Published: February 3, 2016

2016 is here and with it a new – and potentially improved – PEPFAR Country Operational Plan (COP) process. In December, the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC) published the final version of the 2016 PEPFAR COP Guidance, which incorporates some and neglects other recommendations made by civil society. It is crucial that civil society advocates understand the …

MSMGF and Global Advocacy Coalition Partners Call for Improvements to 2016 PEPFAR Country Operational Plan (COP) Process

Published: November 25, 2015

Earlier this month, the U.S. Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC) in Washington, D.C. released draft guidance for the 2016 PEPFAR Country Operational Plan (COP) process. This guidance was available for civil society review for one week, at which point MSMGF (the Global Forum on MSM & HIV) and its advocacy coalition partners submitted consolidated feedback of civil society …

Avis urgent demandé de la part de la société civile sur les nouvelles lignes directrices du plan pays opérationnel PEPFAR 2016(COP)

Published: November 13, 2015

Le Forum mondial sur les HSH et le VIH (MSMGF) souhaite informer nos partenaires de la nécessité d’envoyer les réactions de la société civile cette semaine sur le projet PEPFAR 2016 concernant les lignes directrices du Plan opérationnel pays/région (COP). Selon le bureau du coordinateur américain de la lutte contre le sida dans le monde (OGAC), jeudi 12 novembre, le …

Civil Society Feedback Needed THIS WEEK On New 2016 PEPFAR Country Operational Plan (COP) Guidance

Published: November 13, 2015

The Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) would like to inform our partners of the urgent need for civil society to provide feedback this week on draft PEPFAR 2016 Country/Regional Operational Plan (COP/ROP) Guidance. According to the U.S. Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC), on Thursday, November 12th, the draft COP/ROP guidance will be posted on PEPFAR.gov for …

MSMGF congratulates Sergio López for his recent appointment to the Global Fund Board

Published: November 11, 2015

MSMGF congratulates Sergio López for his recent appointment to the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) delegation of the Global Fund Board as Youth Representative for the region.  (Nov 06, 2015)–Sergio López is a 22 year-old gay activist and current Program Officer with SOMOSGAY, a grassroots organization committed to the innovation of effective strategies against homophobia, in fighting HIV and AIDS, …

More Advocacy Required for Adequate Inclusion of MSM in PEPFAR Processes

Published: November 11, 2015

Advocacy Still Required to Ensure Men Who Have Sex with Men and other Key Populations Are Adequately Considered in PEPFAR Processes October 7, 2015 – On September 17th, the Executive Director of the Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF), Dr. George Ayala, met with Ambassador Deborah Birx and other officials from the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator …

Global Launch of MSMIT: A Comprehensive Guide for Implementing Sexual Health Interventions With Men Who Have Sex with Men

Published: November 11, 2015

A new and critical tool for implementing comprehensive sexual health services with men who have sex with men has been developed by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund and MSMGF (The Global Forum on MSM & HIV), together with UNDP, WHO, USAID, PEPFAR, and BMGF with contributions from over 100 experts from around the world. The publication, Implementing Comprehensive HIV and …