Spain

The following activities are being implemented in Spain:

  • On the 16th September 2010, an action was held on the streets infront of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Development in Madrid, Spain.  During the action, the half statue of Spanish Prime Minister, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero was presented as a sign of commitment shown by its government in the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria during the last years of office.  The statues was sent to the Prime Minister on the 20th September and the complete statue will be presented and sent to him if the Spanish Government maintains its commitment of USD600 million to the Global Fund.  This action received maximum media attention and below are the links of pictures and video:

- the video for the action is available at
- Newspaper article by El Mundo:
- Newspaper article by El Pais:

  • On the 17th September 2010, a Letter was sent out to the President, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Secretary of State for Development , including a Manifesto calling for the Spanish Government to contribute with its fair-share of USD600 million to the Global Fund.  The Manifesto was co-signed by the following organisations: Red Cross, Medecins San Frontieres, Oxfam, Inspiration, Action Aids, AMREF Flying Doctors, CESIDA and Sociedad Espanola de Medicina Humanitaria.
  • On the 22nd September 2010, a Parliamentary visit of Tenemos SIDA’S Director, Vanessa Lopez to the Committee of Development in the Senate is planned.
  • On the 3rd October 2010, one of the most influential newspapers in Spain – El Pais, will release in its weekend edition, an interview with Michel Kazatchkine, Executive Director of the Global Fund.

For further information, please contact Ms. Elena Villanueva.

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