In October 2010, the Third Replenishment Conference of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria will take place. This happens in the midst of one of the worst economic crisis of the last century. The Global Fund has produced a variety of documents showing progress achieved and perspectives for the future. These are technical papers that make the case of the value of the investments in the three diseases. Other CSO campaigns and efforts will target and focus on the funding aspect with donors highlighting the needs for a fully funded Global Fund. Additional and complementary to the funding related efforts, advocates have agreed in different strategic meetings, that there is also a strong need to bring the human perspective and motivating individual stories to the GF resource mobilization efforts, which is the aim and focus of this campaign.
The draft Policy paper about meaning full involvement seems the “old wine in a new bottle ” i.e. the “Tokenestic Approach” again. Such as if we think of the top most decision making body i.e. technical advisory group, only Two people living with HIV are there from INP+ and PWN+ in a body of 15 to 20 persons in total. The voices of PLWH could be UNHEARD as usual by a large group of professionals.