Activities of MENA friends of GF will target all concerned sectors that can assist in the fight against the three diseases. Special emphasis will be on involvement of private sector and civil societies, and will be conducted to support governmental bodies responsible for the coordination of activities on the national level in countries of the region. FGFMENA will work to support the fight against the three pandemics with emphasis on the Global Fund goals and strategies in order to build a sustained commitment to supporting the Global Fund and the fight against the three diseases. MENA friends of Global Fund is not a funding organization and does not accept grant requests Main strategies are education, advocacy, research and resource mobilization MENA Friends will Main areas of Work are as follows:
Promoting understanding of the Global Fund in MENA region on efforts to fight these three diseases. This will assist in creation the enabling environment which will encourage collaboration between the Global Fund and relevant organizations and individuals in MENA region.
Enhancing knowledge about the three diseases ,patterns of risk and vulnerability and raising awareness on related social and public health issues.
Improving skills and practices of concerned populations in social voluntary work related to prevention, and home care programmes.
Working with other concerned institutions in providing advice in areas of human rights of affected communities and their families.
Strengthening partnerships between all concerned sectors at both the national and regional level in their efforts to fight the three diseases.
Support of GF programmes in countries of region and implement activities to raise funds for global fund on national, regional and international levels.
Humanitarian Campaign for Health Impact
What is the Humanitarian Campaign for Health Impact, and what does it do?
The Humanitarian Campaign for Health Impact is part of the global fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. Overall it will lead to the achievement of one of the Millennium Development Goals ‘MDG’. The campaign is not only raising awareness about the diseases and educating the younger generation about the diseases, but it also is spreading prevention methods and in turn preserving human rights for those infected patients.
Why is it called the Humanitarian Campaign for Health Impact?
It is called the Humanitarian Campaign for Health Impact because it is a group concerned with human welfare, and is towards and seeking better human welfare with the aim of creating a change and improving health within a certain region.
Who thought of the Humanitarian Campaign for Health Impact?
The campaign was thought up by Friends MENA in order to educate and highlight the diseases at large in the Middle East and North Africa. It aims to impact health by reducing the spread of the three deadly diseases in the region, AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.
Where does the Humanitarian Campaign for Health Impact take place?
The campaign is taking place internationally, nationally and regionally. Although the Friends MENA office is located in Amman, Jordan, this just means that it is coordinated and works from Jordan. The campaign will to spread to all countries in the MENA region.
How can you get involved in the Humanitarian Campaign for Health Impact?
If you wish to get involved with Friends MENA, be it for volunteering purposes or for enquiries regarding health or any other matter, please feel free to contact the office by email or phone. The relevant information can be found at the bottom of the screen.
The Campaign’s Pillars.
The campaign has consists of four pillars so far. The first was the celebration of World Aids Day, on the 1st of December 2012, supported by the Ministry of Health and the UN. Secondly there were awareness sessions (details for this can be found further down the page). Thirdly the campaign had much media coverage which helped promote the idea, both on radio and on TV; it was a huge progression in talking about such a taboo topic. Finally there was the health carnival.