Stories by Alvaro Bermejo

Stepping off the roller coaster

In 2010, Dr. Alvaro Bermejo, Executive Director of the Alliance, was appointed to the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria. Last month, he ended his two year term. In this short interview he reflects on the experience. Continue reading  >

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Healthy people: why civil society needs a seat at the table

Whilst at a meeting called by the Communities Delegation of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria in Amsterdam last month to discuss the proposed New Funding Model, I was sharply reminded why it is that communities and … Continue reading  >

The impact of law on the global HIV response

The launch in the UK of the landmark report of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law: Risks, Rights & Health takes place between the observance of World AIDS Day on 1 December and Human Rights Day, on 10 December. Read this blog about the issues the report raises for the Alliance. Continue reading  >

AIDS 2012: Let the circus begin

As the 19th International AIDS Conference gets underway in Washington DC this weekend, Alvaro Bermejo shares his thoughts from the MSM Global Forum Pre-Conference which took place yesterday. Continue reading  >

AIDS and human rights: a test of a humane society

At the UN High Level Meeting on AIDS last week, the Alliance and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies joined forces to organise a successful side event to highlight the high impact of the HIV epidemic on key populations. This Opinion Piece has been jointly authored by myself and Matthias Schmale, Under-Secretary General of the IFRC. Continue reading  >

Reflections on the Global Fund

Alvaro Bermejo, was recently selected as Board member for the Developed Country NGO Delegation of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. He reflects on the Fund, its governance and the different choices it has to make at … Continue reading  >

Reasons to hope

This World AIDS Day I am encouraged to find that our efforts to fight this complex disease are making a difference. According to the latest UNAIDS report the number of people who have become newly infected with HIV is coming down.
It’s a ray of good news and something we should recognise as we mark World AIDS Day this year. We have the clear evidence that increased investment in the HIV response is working.
As we remember those we have lost to this disease, those who fought so hard to get us where we are, I think it’s worth reflecting on what we have achieved. Continue reading  >

Improve links with HIV services to deliver all the health MDGs

In these difficult financial times it is critical we achieve value for money. To do this we need to tackle MDG 6 on HIV, TB and malaria in conjunction with MDGs 4 and 5 on maternal and child health and in a way that puts patient needs at the center of our responses. Continue reading  >

HIV and Healthy Communities

We have launched our new strategic framework HIV & Healthy Communities 2010-12 which gives the Alliance a clear way forward over the next three years. Continue reading  >