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These three organisations are based in South Africa and have planned for a Global Day of Action on the 28th September in various countries in the African continent.

A media alert for “activists in 10 African countries organise Day of Action call for increased health funding” is available here.

South Africa
On the 28th September 2010, TAC will be holding three demonstrations, calling on countries to commit their fair share to the Global Fund.  The three pickets will be as follows:

  • TAC Johannesburg office will be targeting the Italian Embassy in Pretoria. Picketers will gather at 96 George Avenue, Arcadia at 1000hrs.  From there the march will commence to 796 George Avenue.  The memorandum is expected to be delivered at 1300hrs.
  • TAC Capetown office will be targeting the German Consulate in Cape Town.  Picketers will gather at the German Embassy at Safamarine House, 22 Riebeek Street at 1000hrs and the memorandum is expected to be delivered at 1130hrs.


A Call to Action and further details are available on the , including the following:

For more information, please contact Ms. Catherine Tomlinson <catherine.tomlinson@tac.org.za>.

Kenya
Event: Civil Society March and Press Conference
Place: Town Hall Nairobi, Kenya
Date: 28th September 2010
Lead Organisation: Kenya Legal and Ethical Issues in HIV/AIDS in broad coalition (Kelin) and AIDS and Rights Alliance for Souther Africa (ARASA)
Contact persons: Allan Maleche <amaleche@kelinkenya.org>, Melba Katindi <melba@kelinkenya.org> and Lynette Mabote <lynette@arasa.info>

Swaziland
Event: Press conference and Civil Society March to deliver a petition to the European Union, American Embassy and Ministry of France
Date: 28th September 2010
Lead Organisation: Swaziland Positive Living (SWAPOL), Swaziland National Network of People Living with HIV (SWANNEPHA)
Contact person: Tengetile Hlophe <hlophetengetile@yahoo.com>

Lesotho
Press conference, other community activity being discussed
Lead Organisation: Adventist Development and Relief Agency in coalition with TB advocacy groups
Contact person: Alfred Maketekete Thotolo <alfthotolo@gmail.com>

Zambia
Event: Press conference
Venue: To be advised
Date: 28th September 2010
Lead Organisation: Zambia AIDS Law Research and Advocacy Network (ZARAN)
Contact person: Malala Mwondela <executive.director@zaran.org>

Botswana
A Press Conference will be held on 28th September 2010.
Lead Organisation: Botswana Network on Ethics, Law and HIV/AIDS (BONELA)
Contact person: Cindy Kelemi <cindykelemi@yahoo.co.uk>,

Malawi
Event: Press Conference
Date: 28th September 2010
Lead Organisation: Malawi Network of People Living with HIV (MANET+)
Contact person: Victor Kamanga <victorkamanga@yahoo.com>

Mauritius
Press conference
Lead Organisation: PLWHA Association of the Indian Ocean Region
Contact person: Dhiren Moher <dhiren.moher@coi-ioc.org>

Tanzania
Event: Press Conference and Roundtable discussion
Venue: Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Date: 28th September 2010
Lead Organisation: Children’s Education Society (CHESO), Kids, Teens and Youths Living with HIV and AIDS Club (KITEYO-Club)
Contact person: Richard Shilamba <chesociety@yahoo.com>

Cameroon & Mali
A street signing petition will be organised.
Lead Organisation: CATAG
Contact person: James Kayo <jamesckayo@yahoo.fr>

Cameroon
A Campaign “20 days to save lives” was organised by Communities Delegation Members – Esther Tallah, Tita Isaac and Fogue Foguito.  The street signing petition was lead by Positive-Generation.  Furthermore, the 2nd phase of the campaign consists of calling and sending mails to donor embassies in Cameroon to urge governments to commit to the Global Fund Replenishment.

Ghana
Letters will be sent to the National Government to call on Governments to demonstrate how the Global Fund has supported Ghana in saving lives.
Lead Organisation: Ghana Global Youth Coalition on AIDS
Contact Person: Sydney Hushie <sydney@youthaidscoalition.org>

Ethiopia & Nigeria
Youth groups will take to the streets and organise a petition signing campaign and collect stories of people on treatment supported by the Global Fund.
Lead Organisation: NEPAD
Contact Person: Etim Emmanuel <>

Namibia
Event: Roundtable discussion followed by a press conference
Date: 28th September 2010
Lead Organisation: AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA), Legal Assistance Centre (LAC)
Contact Person: Felicita Hikuam +264 61 300381

Morocco
Event: Press Conference, followed by chair of ALCS and AMDH submitting letters signed by ALCS, AMDH (main human rights organisation in the country), CSAT and ITPC North Africa to the G8, EU, GCC, China, India, etc.
Date: 28th September 2010
Contact Person: Othomoan Mellouk <o.mellouk@gmail.com>


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