Support for Communities and Civil Society Engagement in the ACT Accelerator (ACT-A)

Response from ACT-A leadership:

Sign on and show your support for Communities and Civil Society’s principles for engagement in the Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator (ACT-A).

The Background:

A letter was sent on 5 June 2020 to the leadership of Global Health Institutes, calling for a set of principles for community and civil society representation within the ACT-A.

Civil society and communities must be meaningfully involved and enabled to effectively represent their constituencies in the development and governance at every level of the ACT-A including, but not limited to the ACT-A Facilitation Group and across the coordination mechanisms for the three pillars to ensure equitable access.

The letter was signed by civil society and community representatives on the boards of the Global Fund, Unitaid and Gavi, and as the Civil Society Engagement Mechanism of UHC2030 (CSEM).

You can find a copy of the letter including the full set of principles, signatories, and addressees here:

The Ask:

We need your support and are asking you to add your voice to those that have signed the letter. Please fill out the form below and help strengthen the call for the principles laid out in the letter.

Show your support!

Organisation Signatories

Lanice WilliamsFriends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Rebecca DaedalusGlobal Health Council
Jessica HamerHealth Poverty Action
Kirsten MathiesonSave the Children
Russell VinerRoyal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
George HayesMSI
Naveen ThackerInternational Pediatric Association
Caroline UsikpedoNoble Delta Women for Peace and Development Int’l
Kate ElderMSF Access Campaign
Ida SavadogoRAME
Allan RagiKANCO
Yanira GarciaACTION, the Global Health Advocacy Partnership
Blessina KumarThe Global Coalition of TB Activists
Robin MontgomeryInteragency Coalition on AIDS and Development (ICAD)
Rachel CooperTransparency International Health Initiative
Christine SteglingFrontline AIDS
Andreas Gylling ÆbeløAIDS-Fondet (The Danish AIDS-Foundation)
Thierno Hamidou BALDEZéro Pauvre Afrique
Kristine YakhamaGood Health Community Programmes
Tricia YoungTerre des hommes UK
Thea KlementThe Access Challenge
Annamarie SaarinenNewborn Foundation
Stefania BurboGlobal Health Italian Network
Jackson NdegwaKANCO
Philip NyakwanaMovement of Men Against AIDS in Kenya (MMAAK)
Denise KodheKenya National Chapter of ECOSOCC
George AyalaMPact Global Action for Gay Men’s Health and Rights
Javier Hourcade BellocqCivil Society Sustainability Network
Mike PodmoreSTOPAIDS
Rob DawsonMeningitis Research Foundation
Anamaria BejarInternational Planned Parenthood Federation
Hauwa AbbasSilver Lining for the Needy Inititative
Alhassan Bakarr KamaraHealth For All Coalition-Sierra Leone
Gift MwaleKasalika Community Development Organization (KACOD)
Catherine HollidayCentre for Community-Driven Research
Joseph MEVOGNONFiondation Joseph The Worker/ Structure Lazarienne
Alice WelbournSalamander Trust
Mitchell WarrenAVAC
Olive EdwardsJamaica Community of Positive Women
Mark VermeulenAidsfonds
Rukia farahIndigenous Information Network-indigenous community of Muslim women living with HIV in kenya
Alhamdu DuramiAssociation for Protection of Human Right and Community Development
Norman Kagiso MatitingTB Must Fall
Rosemary MburuWACI Health
Philip Waweru MbuguaNOPE(National Organization of Peer Educators)
Robyn WaiteResults Canada
Vanessa LópezSalud por Derecho
Arumugam SankarEMPOWER INDIA
Itai RusikeCommunity Working Group on Health (CWGH) – Zimbabwe
Joshua OchiengSauti Skika
Ford J. BoscoAlliance for Sustainable Development Organization (ASDO) – Rwanda
Katy Kidd Wright Global Fund Advocates Network  (GFAN) 
Philip KenolGlobal Health Technologies Coalition

Individual Signatories

Jose Maria NunagYouth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights
David BarrJoep Lange Institute
Kiti Kajana PhillipsOSF
marilena bertiniCCM comitato Collaborazione Medica
Quique BassatBarcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), Spain
Eric SarriotSave the Children