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Here I Am Campaign

Here I Am: Pledging Conference raises historic 12 billion for Global Fund's work through 2016

Lucy Chesire | Posted 02.01.2014 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

Since July 2012, the Here I Am Campaign has been receiving stories from communities around the world, whose lives have been greatly impacted by the Gl...

Here I Am: Momentum Is On Our Side; It Is Time for Donors to Step Up

Lucy Chesire | Posted 01.28.2014 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

Next week, on December 3rd world leaders will meet in Washington DC for the replenishment conference of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis an...

Here I Am: The Global Fund Is Vital for Communities

Lucy Chesire | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

This past week, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria held an important regional meeting in Lusaka (Zambia) to speak with those most...

Here I Am: The Fight Against AIDS, TB and Malaria - it's personal

Lucy Chesire | Posted 11.06.2013 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

I'm far from home this week as I'm in Geneva to attend the last Board Meeting of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and malaria before the pledging con...

Here I Am: The Global Fund & why Full Replenishment is Essential in the Fight Against TB

Lucy Chesire | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

Despite the fact that it is both preventable AND curable, a recent report from the World Health Organization estimates that 1.3 million people died in...

Here I Am: Historic 1 billion pound pledge from UK a challenge to the world to fully fund the Global Fund

Lucy Chesire | Posted 11.24.2013 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

Yesterday, the UK government made a historic commitment to transforming the lives of the world's poor. It is a signal of its' ambitious intent that i...

Here I Am: Calling on G8 Leaders to be accountable

Lucy Chesire | Posted 08.13.2013 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

As the Group of Eight (G8) meetings get underway on the 17th and 18th of this month, there are many issues of great magnitude that world leaders will ...

Here I Am: Advocating for a vaccine in the fight against AIDS

Lucy Chesire | Posted 07.17.2013 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

The hope of a vaccine for HIV/AIDS cannot be underestimated. At the moment, we can control the disease if we can find HIV+ people early enough before...

Here I Am: Advocating for a vaccine to bend the curve in our fight against AIDS

Lucy Chesire | Posted 07.14.2013 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

The hope of a vaccine for HIV/AIDS cannot be underestimated. At the moment, we can control the disease if we can find HIV+ people early enough before...

Here I Am: Sir Richard Feachem on "Shrinking the Malaria Map"

Lucy Chesire | Posted 06.22.2013 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

Since 2000, over 1 million lives have been saved from malaria. This World Malaria Day (April 25th) is an opportunity to pause and reflect on the gains...

HERE I AM: At the tipping point in the fight against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Lucy Chesire | Posted 06.09.2013 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

Although the Here I Am campaign launched last year, this week has been a momentous week in Global Fund advocacy. In Brussels, the Global Fund gathere...

Here I Am: Calling for leadership from the BRICS countries

Lucy Chesire | Posted 05.26.2013 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

This week, Durban South Africa has played host to the 5th BRICS Summit which brings together the world's leading emerging economies, Brazil, Russian, ...

Here I Am: Voices From the Fight Against Tuberculosis

Lucy Chesire | Posted 05.20.2013 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

While many will mark World TB Day this coming Sunday the 24th, it's not really a day for celebration. It's hard to celebrate something that still kills close to 1.5 million people each year in the 21st century despite the fact that everyone could have been treated or cured.

Here I Am: Targeting Health in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Lucy Chesire | Posted 04.29.2013 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

In a little more than 2 years, the world will hit an important target: the date by which the Millennium Development Goals are meant to be achieved.

Here I Am: A South African Story of Support and Love of Community

Lucy Chesire | Posted 04.15.2013 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

A fully-funded Global Fund with a strong U.S. contribution is an indication to other donors that efforts like community system strengthening is critical in the fight against AIDS, TB and malaria.

Here I Am: Fighting and Beating MDR-TB in Moldova

Lucy Chesire | Posted 04.09.2013 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

One of my new friends is an amazing woman -- Oxana Rucsineanu from Moldova. Through our shared personal experiences with tuberculosis, we connected immediately and realized that we have a shared vision on being part of ending global TB.

Here I Am: Calling On Economic Leaders to Fully Fund the Global Fund

Lucy Chesire | Posted 03.26.2013 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

What could be more transformative than investing in a globally-recognized transparent, accountable and effective mechanism to end the most deadly infections diseases?

Here I Am: Focus on Malaria Elimination -- an Interview With Dr. Roly Gosling

Lucy Chesire | Posted 03.19.2013 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

Dr. Roly Gosling is an international expert on malaria. I have asked him to answer a few questions for us regarding malaria elimination, its importance, and why the Global Fund is critical to achieving that goal worldwide.

Here I Am: New Year's Wishes

Lucy Chesire | Posted 03.04.2013 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

The Here I Am campaign is starting the year with wishes, but we won't stop there. We will work hard to create the political will to make a fully funded Global Fund possible in 2013 so that we can begin to end AIDS, TB and malaria.

Here I Am: Reflections on the Year That Was and What Will Be for the Global Fund

Lucy Chesire | Posted 02.20.2013 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

If 2011 was the year of realizing changes were needed and 2012 was the year those changes were made, 2013 is the critical year of getting funds to put those changes into action.

Here I Am: A Kenyan Story of Hope in the Face of Drug-resistant TB

Lucy Chesire | Posted 02.05.2013 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

Edward is lucky to have been diagnosed in time; the most common methods for testing drug resistance can take between six and 16 weeks. Luck shouldn't have anything to do with it: Many patients lose their lives before it is even known that they have drug-resistant TB.

Here I Am: From a Dream to Reality-- Ending Malaria in Swaziland

Lucy Chesire | Posted 01.16.2013 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

Nearly 30% of Swaziland's population is estimated to live places that are at risk for malaria, yet through strategic planning and stable financial support for essential malaria prevention, diagnosis, treatment and surveillance measures, the prevalence of malaria has been reduced to a mere 0.2%.

Here I Am: Leading the Fight Against Tuberculosis

Lucy Chesire | Posted 01.16.2013 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

This week donors are meeting to discuss the Global Fund's progress in fighting the three killer diseases: AIDS, TB and malaria. Looking at the future, one thing is clear: we need sufficient funds and we need to spend them right.

Here I Am: New Tools to Begin the End of AIDS

Lucy Chesire | Posted 01.14.2013 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

Ending AIDS is a question of choice, capacity and resources.

Here I Am: Campaign Ambassador for the Global Fund, Thoko Phiri

Lucy Chesire | Posted 12.25.2012 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

Here I Am Campaign Ambassadors are people from the grassroots who are directly affected or infected by AIDS, TB or malaria. Thoko Phiri leads Malawi Towards the three zeros: Zero new HIV infections, zero HIV related deaths and zero stigma and discrimination.