Published on March 12, 2014
Friends Africa (Friends of the Global Fund Africa) was launched on 3rd May 2006 at the African Heads of State Summit in Abuja, Nigeria as a Pan-African, Non- Governmental organization located in Nigeria, working to mobilize strategic political and financial support for the fight against AIDS, TuberculosisandMalaria. Theorganization'sworkissupportedonfourpillars: About Friends Africa We are governed by a Pan-African Board of Directors,made up of individuals who are credible, influential and committed to the fight against the three diseases. The board which is made up of prominent Africans from the PrivateSector, Government and Civil society is strongly supported by an advisory board comprisedofsoundtechnocrats. FRIENDS AFRICA Advocacy Documentation Capacity Building Technical Assistance www.friends-africa.org1
We commenced the year with an array of highly re-invigorated programmes and advocacy events designed to create more awareness about AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria. These advocacy programmesweretargetedathighleveldecisionmakers,stakeholders,civilsocietiesandotherNGO groupsattheforefront-advocatingforsustainablehealthsolutionstoAfrica'shealthproblems. On Thursday 21st February 2013 - Friends Africa hosted a panel session for non-profits at the Social Media Week; aimed at providing detailed information and helping NGO's understand the power of social media for fundraising and advocacy.ThisworldwideeventwasthefirstofitskindinAfricaandourrolebetterpositionedorganizationsespecially non-profits to further connect and collaborate - most importantly they were able to learn best practices from organizations in the diaspora, share ideas and other useful information. It taught them to effectively maximize the power of social media. The Social Media week is a media community that has grown into more than 100,000 membersin26citiesacrosstheworld. 1. Moderator, Ini Onuk - CEO, ThistlePraxis Consulting 2. Gbenga Sesan, Founder Paradigm Initiative 3. Bez Idakula - Friends Africa Goodwill Ambassador 4. Cross-section of panelists 5. L-R: Segun Awoyinfa, GM/CEO 234 Give; Goodwill Ambassador Bez Idakula; Bissalla Bello, Manager, Research & Partnership - Friends Africa; Ini Onuk, CEO - ThistlePraxis Consulting; Gbenga Sesan - CEO, ParadigmInitiative 6.Cross-sectionofparticipants Friends Africa in 2013... FRIENDS AFRICA ORGANIZES SOCIAL MEDIA WEEK FOR NGO'S www.friends-africa.org 1 2 3 4 5 6 21
7. Cross-section Of participants 8. A participant asking a question. Friends Africa in April 2013 hosted the Executive Director of the Global Fund, Mark Dybul during his 2 day visit to a series of high level events, targeted at mobilizing Africa's viable sector towards increasing funding and ensuring sustainability in the fight against AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria. The need to transform Africa's health care system and build sustainable partnership with several development partners, the private sector and key civil society groups were some of the key focus of his visit. Friends Africa in partnership with selected organizations scheduled a high level meeting with the President, His Excellency, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan who after expressing his appreciation towards the Global Fund accepted that he will co-chair this year's Global Fund replenishmenttoraisefundstofightAIDS,Tuberculosis&Malaria. The Executive Director of the Global Fund, Mark Dybul also announced the provision of US$288 million additional funding to help accelerate programmes topreventandtreatHIVandMalariainNigeria.Thisnewfunding,accordingtoDr. Dybul, is being made available under a new model, and Nigeria is one of 47 countries accessing new funding through renewals, grant extensions and redesignedprogrammesinthisyear. President Goodluck Jonathan accepted to co-chair this year's Global Fund replenishment to raise funds to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria and this was announced at the Abuja+12 Summit, held in Abuja, Ngeria. L-R: Prof C.O Chukwu, Minister of Health - Nigeria, President Goodluck Jonathan; Mark Dybul - ED, Global Fund; Mr. Aigboje Aig-Imokhuede -GMD/CEO Access Bank; Ms. Collette Selman, Senior Fund Portfolio Manager of the Global Fund and Dr. Akudo Anyanwu Ikemba - ED/Founder, Friends Africa FRIENDS AFRICA HOSTS MARK DYBUL, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, GLOBAL FUND Events organized around his visit brought together over 200 non-profits, foundations and the private sector players in Nigeria to discuss the way forward on Sustainable and Domestic Health Financing. Here are highlights of some of his visit: KEY OUTCOME www.friends-africa.org 7 8 3
Friends Africa in partnership with Access Bank hosted high-level stakeholders Engagement Forum tagged: “Sustainable Health Financing in Nigeria” which held at the NICON Hilton hotel Abuja. This event convened civil society groups and major stakeholders and addressed the need for increased local financing in the fight against AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria. Speaking at this Forum was the Executive Director of the Global Fund Mark Dybul, who encouraged donors to top up the fund as there could be a double-digit decline in mortalityfromthethreediseasesifthisdoesn'thappensoon. 1. Nigeria Plc at the welcome reception 3. Mr. Herbert Wigwe presenting a gift to Mark Dybul 4. Prof. John Alechenu Idoko, NACA, DG andDr.AkudoAnyanwuIkemba 5. MarkDybul&FriendsAfricaGoodwillAmbassador,MadamGeorginaAhamefule. Mark Dybul, ED, Global Fund delivering his welcome address 2. Mr. Herbert Wigwe, Deputy Managing Director of Access Bank Friends Africa scheduled a courtesy visit between the Minister of Health, Prof. C.O Chukwu and Mark Dybul to discuss how Nigeria's commitment towards the eradication of AIDS, TB & Malaria as supported by Global Fund was faring. This meeting highlighted the proportion of the Global Funds contribution towards controlling the disease and how efforts can be increased as well as internal processes and structures strengthened to re-position Nigeria's health care systeminwinningthefight. FRIENDS AFRICA IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ACCESS BANK DISCUSSES SUSTAINABLE HEALTH FINANCING IN NIGERIA MINISTER OF HEALTH NIGERIA, PROF. C.O ONYEBUCHI & MARK DYBUL DISCUSS THE ISSUE OF AFRICA'S HEALTH AND THE ROLE OF THE GLOBAL FUND Mark Dybul & Nigeria's Minister of Health, Prof. C.O Chukwu www.friends-africa.org 1 2 3 4 5 4
1. Minister of Health presenting gift to Mark Dybul 2. L- R: Dr. Akudo Anyanwu Ikemba, CEO - Friends Africa; Mark Dybul & Prof C.O Chukwu 3. L-R: Dr. Bilali Camara, UNAIDS Representative - Angola; Dr. Carl Hawkins, USAID Representative - Nigeria; Ms. Collette Selman,SeniorFundPortfolioManageroftheGlobalFund 4.Crosssectionofdignitariesatthemeeting. Still on the very important issue of domestic and sustainable health financing in Nigeria, Friends Africa convened the private sector and various development partners to provide insight and understanding on their role in ensuring enviablefinancialhealthpractices.WestronglybelievethatthereisnobetterwaytoaddresstheissueofAfrica'sfailing healthsystemthantodrawattentiontotheroleoftheprivatesectorasdevelopmentpartnersinaddressingthisissue. 1. Dr. Akudo Anyanwu Ikemba delivering a welcome address 2. Mr. Herbert Wigwe, Deputy Managing Director of Access Bank Nigeria Plc 3. Dr.Mark Dybul, ED, Global Fund 4. Dr. Edugie Abebe giving a remark at the event 5. L- R: Ms. Collette Selman ; Prof. John Alechenu Idoko ; Dr. Akudo Anyanwu Ikemba, Dr.MarkDybul;FriendsAfricaGoodwillAmbassador–EmmanuelBabayaro FRIENDS AFRICA ENGAGES THE PRIVATE SECTOR AND DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS ON THEIR ROLE IN ENSURING SUSTAINABLE HEALTH FINANCING IN NIGERIA www.friends-africa.org 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 5 5
Mark Dybul during his 2-day visit to Nigeria, hosted by Friends Africa, met with principal recipients of the Global Fund inNigeriasuchasNationalAgencyforControlofAIDS(NACA)amongstothers.Thisforumservedasanopportunityto discuss and measure the impact of the global fund in the fight against these diseases. At this meeting, the Executive Director thanked each principal recipient for their efforts and stressed that these interventions are very vital to the people assessing it, and the Global Fund is happy to be part of the success recorded in the fight against HIV/AIDS, TuberculosisandMalaria. Mark Dybul together with Friends Africa goodwill ambassador, Emmanuel Babayaro and other leaders of the health sector visited Wuse General Hospital, one of the 145 hospitals supported by Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN) under the Global Fund Round 9 HIV grant, during his 2day visit hosted by the organization. He was taken through several points of care for people living with HIV such as the out-patient, laboratory, HIV counselling and testing, TB-DOT centre,pharmacyandthePMTCTunits. Emmanuel Babayaro on behalf of Friends Africa was present to guide this process as well as joined other industry leaders to highlight the need for increased male participation and involvement in prevention of mother-to-child transmission, discordantcouplesaswellascontinuedfamilyplanning. The site visit provided ample opportunity for recipients and sub-recipients of the GlobalFund’sgranttoshareitsimpact andassessitspotentialforgrowth. 1. Far Left: Dr. Mark Dybul on visit to site funded by Global Fund 2. Inside a Laboratory at Wuse 2 Hospital; funded by the Global Fund 3. Cross- section of executives during the visit 4. Cross-section of nurses during the visit. MARK DYBUL & FRIENDS AFRICA VISITS SITES SPONSORED BY THE GLOBAL FUND (WUSE GENERAL HOSPITAL - ZONE 3, ABUJA, NIGERIA) MARK DYBUL MEETS WITH PRINCIPAL RECIPIENTS OF THE GLOBAL FUND (NACA, SFH, ARFH, NMCP, IHVN) TO DISCUSS SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES www.friends-africa.org 1 2 43 6
FriendsAfricainpartnershipwithTheGlobalFund,RollBackMalariaPartnership(RBM)andONE,broughttogetherkey membersoftheAfricanprivatesectoracrossthecontinent,committedtoadvancingthebusinessofhealthinAfrica.A cross-section of business leaders, from Access Bank Nigeria Plc., Coca-Cola, Standard Chartered Bank, Nandos, Boston Consulting Group were present to re-affirm their commitment to continuously engage and invest in the fight for a continent free of AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria. The event discussed “The Business of Health in Africa and the role oftheprivatesectorasasustainablepartner”. It created a platform for organizations and investors to connect, network and explore opportunities for impact that cutsacrossboundaries,raisinghopeandgiving voicetothevoiceless. FRIENDS AFRICA ORGANIZES ITS GIFT FROM AFRICA CORPORATE EXECUTIVE DINNER - SIDE EVENT AT THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM www.friends-africa.org 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 11109 1. Essoka, CEO, Standard Chartered Bank, S/Africa 4. Prof. Gilbert J. B. Probst MD, World Economic Forum 5. Mr. Sherwin Charles - MD, Nandos 6. Dr. Sipho Moyo ONE's Africa Director 7. Mr. Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede GMD, CEO Access Bank Nigeria Plc 8. Yvonne Chaka Chaka 9. Dr. Linus Igwemezie Head, Novartis Malaria Initiative 10. Mr Michael Elliot - CEO, ONE 11. Yvonne Chaka Chaka entertaining guestsattheevent Dr. Brian Brink - Senior V. President, Health at Anglo American Plc 2. Dr. Akudo Anyanwu Ikemba CEO, Friends Africa 3. Mr. Ebenezer 7
12. Dr. Akudo Anyanwu Ikemba & Mr. Herve Verhoosel - RBM External Relations Manager 13. Cross-section of guests at the event 14. L-R: Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Mr. Herve Verhoosel & Dr. Akudo Anyanwu Ikemba 15. L-R: Mr. Aigboje Aig- Imoukhuede, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Mr. Herve Verhoosel & Dr. Akudo Anyanwu Ikemba FRIENDS AFRICA IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NOVARTIS CONVENES GLOBAL LEADERS AT THE 66TH WORLD HEALTH ASSEMBLY 12 13 14 15 As part of her advocacy efforts to strengthen the African healthcare system; Friends Africa in collaboration with Novartis, a Swiss multinational pharmaceutical company based in Switzerland convened global leaders from the UnitedNations,MinistersofHealth,Governments,CivilSociety,andthePrivateSectoratanevententitled"Voicesfor aHealthierAfrica:Leadership,Innovation&Scale”;asideeventatthe66thWorldHealthAssemblyinGeneva. This event was attended by interested government delegations from Africa and the private sector creating the opportunityforconstructivediscussionstobeheld onthechallengesandopportunitiesofgovernmentinsupporting thefightagainstMalaria,HIVandTBfortheGlobalFundinAfrica. The issue of domestic financing was placed at the front burner of this event and specific emphasis was laid on the need for the private sector to consistently engage with non-profit organizations to fund health initiatives around the world-especiallydiseasescenteredaround HIV/AIDS,TB&Malaria. 1. Mrs. Rebecca Stevens, Head of Public Affairs for Global Emerging Markets & Novartis Malaria Initiative speaking at the event 2. Jon Pendar, VP, Govt. Affairs, GSK www.friends-africa.org 8 1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 3. Dr. Christoph Ben, Director - External Relations Global Fund 4. Prof. C. O. Chukwu - Minister of Health, Nigeria 5. Dr. Fatoumata Nafo-Traore, Executive Director, RBM 6. Dr. Akudo Anyanwu Ikemba & Dr. Fatoumata Nafo-Traore, Executive Director, RBM 7. L-R: Dr. Precious Gbeneol - Senior SpecialAdvsertothePresidentonMDG's;Prof.C.O.Chukwu-MinisterofHealth,Nigeria;andDr.AkudoAnyanwuIkemba-CEO,FriendsAfrica 8.Mrs. Rebecca Stevens, Head of Public Affairs for Global Emerging Markets & Novartis Malaria Initiative 9. Angolan delegates present at the event 10. Dr. StefanoBertozzi-DirectorofHIV,Bill&MelindaGatesFoundation&Dr.ChristophBen-Director,ExternalRelationsGlobalFund 11.Cross-sectionof delegatesattheWorldHealthAssembly www.friends-africa.org9
ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION NAMES FRIENDS AFRICA ONE OF THE WORLD'S TOP 100 “NEXT CENTURY INNOVATORS” FRIENDS AFRICA ADVOCATES FOR INCREASED DOMESTIC FINANCING AT THE AFRICAN UNION FRIENDS AFRICA PARTNERS WITH FRIEND JAPAN TO DISCUSS THE FUTURE OF AFRICA'S HEALTH AT THE TOKYO INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT (TICAD) Friends Africa wasrecently recognized and named by the Rockefeller Foundation amongst the World's Top 100 'Next Century Innovator' for its innovative advocacy program “The Gift from Africa Campaign” developed to catalyze the involvementoftheAfricanprivatesectorinthefightagainstthesepandemics. While celebrating a century of giving, the Rockefeller Foundation recognized that communities worldwide faced increasingly complex and interconnected challenges and its first step into a new century of philanthropy was to recognizeandleverageonthetalentandenergyoftheworld'smostinnovativeorganization. Friends Africa was celebrated for its innovativeness through this campaign that advocates and provides the mechanismsfortheprivatesectortolaunchCSRinitiativesinsupportoftheGlobalFund. In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the African Union, Friends Africa continued to engage the African government and private sector to contribute to Africa’s health care system. Friends Africa held a side event at the African Union to discuss “Leadership & Health in Africa- Domestic Financing, Sustainable Partnership & Innovation”. Apaneldiscussionwasheldtodiscusstheroleofcivilsocieties,donoragencies,developmentpartnersandtheprivate sectorinensuringincreasedfinancingforAfricansbyAfricans. 1. Mrs. Laide Akanni - ED, JAAIDS 2. Cross-section of Guests at the Event At the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) designed to promote high level policy dialogue between African leaders and development partners, Friends Japan hosted a side event to mobilize support forAfrican-owneddevelopmentinitiatives. Friends Africa in partnership with Friends Japan mobilized key representatives of government and corporate sector withinAfricatobepresentatthisevent,showingitssupporttowardsthe eliminationofthesepandemicinAfrica. 1. His Excellency Mr.Kakaya Mrisho Kikwete President, United Republic of Tanzania 2. MIDDLE: Richard Kasesela, Friends Africa Regional East Representative moderating a session. www.friends-africa.org 1 2 1 2 10
FRIENDS AFRICA CEO, DR. AKUDO ANYANWU IKEMBA BAGS 2013 WOMEN'S SOCIAL LEADERSHIP AWARD UNDER THE CATEGORY OF CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS AND CAMPAIGNS FRIENDS AFRICA JOINS GFAN-BILL & MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION TO DISCUSS STRATEGIC GLOBAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR CIVIL SOCIETIES ABUJA +12 : FRIENDS AFRICA SPEAKS AT THE SPECIAL SUMMIT OF THE AFRICAN UNION ON HIV/ AIDS, TUBERCULOSIS & MALARIA 3. Yoshiro Mori Former Prime Minister of Japan 4. Cross-section of panelist at TICAD Friends Africa from January 28 – 30th attended the GFAN Global Strategy meeting designed to provide an opportunity for civil society advocates to jointly develop a global and national action plan on strategies for resource mobilizationandcommunicationfortheGlobalFund4threplenishment. Friends Africa also attended a high level meeting convened by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation made up of selected global health advocacy organizations to strategize on opportunities for supporting and mobilizing for global health. Friends Africa joined other esteemed organizations such as the global fund, ONE.org, Results, Friends Japan, Amis du fondsmondialandotherstodiscusswaystoidentifyandexploreopportunitiesforgrowth. Dr. Akudo Anyanwu Ikemba was recently awarded the 2013 Women's Social Leadership Award under the category of Charitable Organizations and Campaigns by Ogunte – a UK based international organization focused on helpingwomenmakeapositiveimpactonpeopleandplanetbyenablingthemtolearn,leadandconnect. She received this prestigious international award based on innovative and sustainable solutions developed to solve andaddresspressingsocialissueswithresultofsocialimpactevident. This award encourages and acknowledges women from across the globe for their extraordinary vision, responsible businessandcampaigningpractices,andthecapacitytodevelopandengagewithothers. Friends Africa on July 4th & 5th actively participated at the historic pre-consultations and Special Summit of the African Union on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria held at Rockview Hotel, Abuja. Joining esteemed civil society groups like the Global Fund, ALMA, AIDS Health Care Foundation (AHF) amongst others across the continent; the consultations were designed to translate the commitments and road maps designed by the African Heads of States in 2001 into reality. Friends Africa strongly advocated for increased domestic financing at this consultative session and thiswasalsorecordedasapartofthekeyoutcomeoftheAbuja+12whichheldfromJuly15th-16th. www.friends-africa.org 3 4 11
PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN ANNOUNCES THAT HE WILL CO-CHAIR THIS YEAR’S GLOBAL FUND REPLENISHMENT AT THE ABUJA+12 SUMMIT Friends Africa's board member Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Finance Minister of Nigeria joins the Global Fund and health advocates from across the globe such as Charlize Theron, Bill Gates, Mark Dybul and others to call on world leaders to be the generation to defeat AIDS, TB & Malaria. Sharing her personal experience about this life threatening disease, she states the importance of increased funding, reiterating that achieving zero level rest on each individual. She calls on international donors, heads of governments, the private sector and others to reinforce their commitment and seize the opportunity to invest in a worthy cause-bringing the fight to Zero. We are indeed so close to bringing this pandemic to an end so we could save more lives, prevent more infections and ultimately win the fight by recommitting and reinvesting our resources to the Global Fund in its 2014-2016 replenishment efforts. Please copy and paste link to watch video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fv3rAw4BxpU FRIENDS AFRICA BOARD MEMBER DR. NGOZI OKONJO-IWEALA ADVOCATES FOR INCREASED FUNDING Following the 2-day visit of the Executive Director of the Global Fund to Nigeria; H.E President Goodluck Jonathan announced at the Abuja+12 summit on AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria that he has accepted to co-chair in this year’s replenishment effort by the Global Fund. This is a key outcome as its reflects Friends Africa’s effort to advocate for increasedfundingandensureanAfricancontinentfreeofAIDS,TuberculosisandMalaria. 1. Overview of Presidents at Abuja+12 2. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma - Chairperson, African Union Commission giving a remark during the event. 3. Dr. Dlamini Zuma with Nigerian President, His Excellency Goodluck Ebele Jonathan 4. African Presidents at Abuja+12 www.friends-africa.org 1 2 3 4 12
HARVARD SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH AWARDS FRIENDS AFRICA'S CEO, DR AKUDO ANYANWU IKEMBA WITH THE PUBLIC HEALTH INNOVATOR AWARD 2013 Friends Africa’s founder and CEO, Dr Akudo Anyanwu Ikemba was awarded with the “2013 Public Health Innovator Award” by the Harvard School of Public Health during its Alumni Centennial Dinner in Boston U.S.AonNovember2nd,2013. The award which recognizes a significant innovative contribution to public health made by a distinguished graduate of the Harvard School of Public Health was bestowed on her in recognition of diverse innovative approach designed to address the issue of health in Africa. Some of these innovations include the African Champions for Health initiative which has raised $31million from African governments to support the fight against AIDS, TB & Malaria on the continent; the “Gift from Africa” campaign, an initiative that engages an under-utilized African Private sector to invest in the fight against Africa's three deadliest pandemics has so far leveraged $5 million to support the Global Fund in the fight against AIDS, TB & Malaria. Friends Africa through its technical assistance programme secured over $600,000 for African countries in the Global Fund's round 8 & 9 grants and conducted several regional and international grass root capacity building trainings on workplace health policy for Small & Medium Enterprises (SME) to over 2700 participants and 250 NGOs amongst severalothers. This prestigious award recognizes innovative ideas or approach to public health delivery, via science, practice, or educationinpublichealth. 1. Dr Akudo Anyanwu Ikemba receiving HSPH Award 2. 3. Dr Akudo with other recipients of the award: (L - R:- Adam Finkel; Kelechi O. Ohiri; Dr Akudo Anyanwu Ikemba) Dr Akudo Anyanwu Ikemba delivering her acceptance speech Royce Ellen Clifford, MD, MPH; www.friends-africa.org 1 2 3 13
FRIENDS AFRICA UNVEILS SECOND EDITION OF ITS WORLD AIDS DAY SUPERSTARS PLAY FOR LIFE ANTI-STIGMA & DISCRIMINATION CAMPAIGN ACCESS BANK CHARITY WALK-A-THON – OVER 2000 PEOPLE GET MOBILE FOR FRIENDS AFRICA, HEART OF GOLD CHILDREN HOSPICE & RED CROSS Africa's leading health advocacy organization, Friends Africa in commemoration of the 2013 World AIDS Day, unveiled the second edition of its 'Superstars Play for Life' anti-stigma and discrimination campaign. The campaign which flagged off with a press conference convened leading industry players from the African private sector, celebrities and heads of media, passionate about bringing an end to this pandemic on the African continent. At the event, more information was disseminated to the public about the campaign and a platform was provided for key sponsors and partners to share best practices that would extend the reach of the campaign as well as improve the qualityofservicesprovidedbytechnicalpartners. SomeofthekeysponsorsandorganizationsrepresentedattheeventwereAccessBankNigeriaPlc,GlaxoSmithKline, Coca-Cola, Rwanda Air, Exxon Mobil, SO & U, FCMB, Owu Sportswear, Jobberman, First Bank, Funkey Events, Brilla FM,CoolFM,WazobiaFM,NigerianInfo,SportsDeyandTWMagazine. AccessBankNigeriaPlcon23rdNovemberorganizeditsinaugural“GetMobileforCharityWalk-a-Thon”;a6.5kmwalk to celebrate the exit of CEO, Mr Aigboje Aig-Imokhuede and raise funds for 3 charities - Friends Africa, Nigerian Red CrossandHeartsofGoldChildren'sHospice. Thefirstofitskindeverorganized,thewalkkickedoffattheOceanviewrestaurant,VictoriaIsland,Lagosandfeatured over 2,000 people all getting mobile for charity. While some ran, walked, biked and even jogged, the event was targeted at raising funds for these NGO's and most importantly educating and providing more information about the work that they do. These civil society groups were selected based on their passion for societal development and their 1. L-R: Sound Sultan - Award-winning Artiste; Mrs Akeem-Adesina Omolara, HR Director, GSK; Dr. Akudo Anyanwu Ikemba, CEO, Friends Africa and Mr Emmanuel Babayaro, Friends Africa Goodwill Ambassador/Olympic Medallist; Mr Vincent Opurum, Nollywood Actor at the unveiling of the event 2. Mr Ikechukwu Kalu, Head, Corporate Communications, FCMB sharing his view 3. Dr Sid, Nigerian award winning artiste addressing participantsattheevent 4.&5.Crosssectionofsponsorsattheevent. www.friends-africa.org 1 2 3 4 5 14
Friends Africa on 25th November, 2013 flagged off a weeklong voluntary counselling & testing by her technical partnersaspartofits2013WorldAIDSDayactivitiesattheCamposMiniStadium,Lagos.Theflagoffwhichwitnessed the attendance of technical partners, corporate sponsors, youth volunteers and Friends Africa’s team was targeted at creating awareness about HIV/AIDS and the World AIDS Day event as well as empowering the volunteers and other partnersonwaystosuccessfullymobilizepeopletocomeoutandgettested. outstandingcommitmenttotheircause. It was a fun-filled event as participants were treated to a day of fun, games and musical entertainment and relaxation. Mostimportantlytheirhealthandattentiontosocialissuesweregivenapriority. Cross Section of Participants at the event OVER 3000 PEOPLE GOT TESTED AT FRIENDS AFRICA’S VCT ACTIVITY LEADING UP TO WORLD AIDS DAY www.friends-africa.org15
FRIENDS AFRICA’S WORLD AIDS DAY AWARDS NIGHT & DINNER To commemorate World AIDS Day, Friends Africa presented awards to outstanding private sector leaders and organizations that have tirelessly supported and addressed the issue of HIV/AIDS in Nigeria at a special dinner organized on Friday, November 29th. The award recipients were selected based on their outstanding commitment and contributions to various initiatives targeted at addressing stigma and discrimination of people living with HIVAIDS. Over 20 Friends Africa volunteers set the ball rolling by going into neighboring communities, offices and markets to mobilizeandencouragethemtogettested. A total of 3,251 people were successfully tested during the weeklong campaign and through dissemination of flyers, IEC materials, sensitization programs in local languages; more information and awareness was created around HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care. Our technical partners were; Lagos State AIDS Control Agency (LSACA), Federal Ministry of Health, Federal Ministry of Finance, Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS ( NEPWHAN), EquitableHealthAccessInitiative(EHAI),SocietyforFamilyHealth(SFH). 1. Dr Akudo Anyawu Ikemba, CEO, Friends Africa welcoming technical partners and volunteers 2. L-R: Wunmi Akingbohungbe, Corporate Social Responsibility Officer, FCMB; Mr Louis Ibe Head, Corporate Affairs and Media Management at FCMB; Emeka Mba, Community Affairs Manager, Coca-Cola 3. Cross section of participants being trained at the event 4. Voluntary testing to kick off VCT Week 5 & 6. Cross section of technical partners at the event www.friends-africa.org 1 2 43 65 16
SomeoftheorganizationsawardedatthedinnerwereAccessBankNigeriaPlc,GSK,Coca-ColaNigeria,ExxonMobil, FirstCityMonumentBankandSO&U. The event also recognised Mr Emmanuel Babayaro, Friends Africa's Ambassador and Olympic Gold medallist for his unrelenting contributions towards the campaign against stigma and discrimination of people living with HIV/AIDS. Our footballers and entertainers were not left out as they were celebrated for their consistent support in ensuring the longevityoftheWorldAIDSDaysSuperstarsPlayforLifeinitiative. www.friends-africa.org 1 2 4 5 6 7 8 3 17
www.friends-africa.org 9 10 11 12 13 14 1. Olubusola Osilaja, Head Brand Management & Sustainability accepting award on behalf of Access Bank Nig Plc 2. Dr Ado Bello accepting award on behalf of ExxonMobil 3. Clara Bot-Mang, Head of HR, accepting award on behalf of GSK 4. Mr Clem Ugorji, Public Affairs and Communications Manager accepting award on behalf of Coca-Cola Nigeria 5. Felicia Obazuwa, Divisional Head, HR & Change accepting award on behalf of FCMB 6. Friends Africa’s goodwill ambassador, Emmanuel Babayaro 7 to 13. Guests and celebrities at the event 14. Mr Ibrahim Umoru, Friends Africa’s Champion and Chairman of the Network of People Living with HIV(NEWPHAN) 18
PHOTO SPEAK: FRIENDS AFRICA WORLD AIDS DAY ANTI-STIGMA & DISCRIMINATION CAMPAIGN – THE 'SUPERSTARS PLAY FOR LIFE' NOVELTY FOOTBALL MATCH Friends Africa on Saturday, 30th November, held the second edition of its World AIDS Day anti-stigma and discrimination campaign targeted at over 2million people. This year long campaign leverages the convening power of sports to advocate against the stigma and discrimination of people living with HIV/AIDS and create a platform to educate and empower people with useful information to help prevent new infections as well as increase access to voluntarycounselling,testingandcare. The campaign brought together over 2500 spectators from all walks of life and a significant number from the community of people living with HIV/AIDS to witness the selfless display of renowned football players and Nigeria's entertainmentindustryplayingagainsteachothertodrawattentiontotheissue. A total number of 3,251 people were tested and the event brought together an array of people, captains of industries, Grass Root NGOs and Stakeholders together ''Getting to Zero”. This campaign will continue via online discussions, advertisements and other platforms to consistently engage the public and continue to create awareness about HIV/AIDS. www.friends-africa.org More pictures from the novelty football match... Mr Undelikwu Gabriel, Community Mobilization & Networking Adviser, UNAIDS 19 Rep. Lagos State Ministry of Health
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FRIENDS AFRICA PARTNERS WITH THE WOODROW WILSON CENTRE IN WASHINGTON D.C TO AMPLIFY THE VOICES OF LEADING HEALTH ADVOCATES AT THE GLOBAL FUND'S 2013 REPLENISHMENT. Friends Africa in a very crucial response towards meeting the Global Fund's replenishment target of $15b, amplified the voices of leading advocates in the fight for an African continent free of HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria through a high level panel discussion themed “Going the Whole Nine Yards… What is needed for an AfricanContinentfreeofAIDS,TB&Malaria”. The high level event which held at the Woodrow Wilson Centre was co-moderated by Dr Akudo Anyanwu Ikemba, CEO, Friends Africa and Steve McDonald, Senior Advisor, Africa Program and Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity of the Wilson International Centre for Scholars. The event which hosted distinguished speakers such as the First Lady of Rwanda, Madame Jeannette Kagame, Nigeria's Finance Minister and Friends Africa board member, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and the Director of the Global Fund, Dr Mark Dybul to an insightful discuss on the benefits and effectiveness that have accrued to Africa since the fund was established and the continuing need to have a fully funded global fund. The event which was very crucial in garnering support towards meeting the replenishment target of $15 million USD was well attended by delegates and representatives of executives and officialsfromorganizationsaroundtheworld. www.friends-africa.org 2 4 1 3 21 KEYRESULTS Nigeria's contribution to the Global Fund and Increased Financing to Health in line with the recent commitment taken during the Abuja+12 Declaration 2013, the Federal Government of Nigeria committed to spending $1billion over the next three years to tackle the problem faced by these three diseases. The pledge was announced by the Nigerian Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo- Iweala. The Minister also announced a $30 million contributiontotheGlobalFund.
FRIENDS AFRICA PARTNERS WITH FRIENDS OF THE FIGHT U.S TO HOST HIGH-LEVEL CONGRESSIONAL BREAKFAST DIALOGUE AT GLOBAL FUND REPLENISHMENT, WASHINGTON DC On December 3rd, Friends Africa and Friends of the Fight held a senior congressional breakfast dialogue on country ownership,sustainabilityandcontinuedinvestmentsinthelivesavingworkoftheGlobalFund. Speaking at this event were Dr Bill Gates, philanthropist and co-chair of The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Dr Mark Dybul, ED, The Global Fund; Hon. Susan Rice, Assistant to the US President for National Security Affairs; H.E Dr Richard Kamwi, Minister of Health and Social Services, The Republic of Namibia; The Right Hon. Justine Greening MP, SecretaryofStateforInternationalDevelopment,UK;TheHon.MichaelGerson,Columnist,theWashingtonPost. The breakfast meeting highlighted the importance of sustaining the efforts of the global fund in addressing health problems in Africa and around the world. It also highlighted the need for a fully funded Global fund to help end these pandemics www.friends-africa.org 5 1. 2. Dr Mark Dybul, Executive Director, Global Fund 3. Dr Akudo Anyanwu Ikemba, CEO/ Founder, Friends Africa 4. Steve Mcdonald, Africa Program & Project, Woodrow Wilson Center 5. Cross Section of Panelist Her Excellency Madame Jeannette Kagame, First Lady, Rwanda & Madam, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Minister of Finance, Nigeria 1 2 3 4 22
www.friends-africa.org 8 10 11 5 6 7 1. Bill Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, addresses the attendees of the Friends of the Global Fight AgainstAIDSTuberculosisandMalariabreakfastattheReserve OfficersAssociationinWashington,D.C 2.DrAgnesBinagwaho, the Minister of Health of Rwanda,addresses the attendees of the Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS Tuberculosis and Malaria breakfast 3. U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi 4. Cross section of guests at the event 5. Justine Greening - Secretary of State for International Development, UK 6. Susan Rice, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, USA 7. Seiji Kihara, Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs, Japan 8. Michael Gerson, opinion writer for The Washington Post 9. Dr. Nafsiah Mboi, left, chair of the Board of the Global Fund and minister of health in Indonesia 10. Dr. Mark Dybul, Executive Director of the Global Fund, talks with Kent Hill from World Vision, right. 11 Dr.RichardKamwi,left,MinisterofHealth,RepublicofNamibia 9 23
FRIENDS AFRICA HOSTS HIGH LEVEL PANEL DISCUSSION AT ICASA 2013 Friends Africa successfully held two high-level symposia tagged National Ownership & Accountability and a skills building workshop tagged “Models for sustainable private/public partnership for health” at Africa's largest AIDS Conference, the 17th International Conference on AIDS and STI's in Africa (ICASA 2013), The events were designed to provide private sector leaders, civil society groups and other participants present with detailed information on the valueofengagingtheAfricanprivatesectoraswellasprovidethemwithtechnicalskillsonhowtodoso. With seasoned speakers such as Mr Victor Etuokwu, Executive Director, Personal Banking, Access Bank Nigeria Plc, Mr Richard Kasasela, Friends Africa East Regional representative and Chair, Mining Advisory Board at Ministry of Energy and Minerals, Tanzania, Bob Munyati amongst others; the event better positioned participants to successfully engage theAfricanprivatesectorandincreasetheirinvolvementinthefightagainstAIDS,TB&Malariaonthecontinent. www.friends-africa.org 1 2 3 4 5 24
www.friends-africa.org 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 1. Mr Victor Etuokwu, Executive Director, Personal Banking, Access Bank 2. Mr Richard Kasasela, East Regional Representative, Friends Africa 3. Chidi Ezeigbo, Communications Manager, Friends Africa 4. Bob Munyati- Researcher at AIDS Accountability International (AAI) 5. to 12. Cross section of participants and at the event 25
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