The Capital for Good Advocacy Initiative has funded more than 20 projects. Grant recipients include -
Supporting People Living with HIV to Advocate for and Inform Policy
Through the Optimizing Treatment Now initiative, the Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+) supported local networks to improve the efficacy of their advocacy efforts on issues affecting access to and uptake of HIV/AIDS treatment, care, support, and prevention services. The project resulted in the creation of the 2013-2015 Global Advocacy Agenda by and for people living with HIV, which clearly outlines the priorities and challenges faced by this group in terms of prevention, treatment, care and support; human rights; and community mobilization, strengthening and activism. Accompanied by a call to action, the Global Advocacy Agenda re-energized GNP+ and partner networks to work under a common set of goals toward achieving global treatment and prevention targets in the 2011 Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS and the Millennium Development Goals.
Building a Coordinated Advocacy Campaign for Maternal Health
Every Mother Counts (EMC), an organization dedicated to ending preventable deaths caused by pregnancy and childbirth, launched the Every Mother Counts campaign with the goal of coordinating the efforts of corporate, institutional, non-profit, and grassroots organizations to promote greater awareness of and engagement in maternal health. To build the foundation of a unified advocacy effort, EMC developed a recognized brand, generated advocacy materials with partner organizations, created a website, and commenced a grant-making program. As a result of their efforts, the Every Mother Counts campaign established a platform through which partner organizations and the public can engage in the global discourse on maternal health.
Marking the London Declaration on Neglected Tropical Diseases
Global Health Strategies designed and facilitated a groundbreaking event to mark the launch of the London Declaration on Neglected Tropical Diseases. Held in January 2012 at the Royal College of Physicians in London, the event convened both public and private partners to pledge financial support to this collaborative program aimed at achieving the control and elimination of 10 neglected tropical diseases by 2020. The London Declaration was overwhelmingly successful in galvanizing support and interest: subsequently, Global Health Strategies was funded to host a second event in the fall of 2012 to re-convene industry, government, academic, and private stakeholders to broaden the dialogue on research, funding, and intervention strategies.