COVID-19 Emergency Fund

The Elton John AIDS Foundation is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic with a new Emergency Fund to support our frontline partners.

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Founded by the Elton John AIDS Foundation, the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, Unitaid, The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, Johnson & Johnson and Gilead Sciences, the Coalition will expand the diagnosis and treatment of HIV infections in men, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa.

Multiple approaches will be deployed to reach MenStar’s goals: data analytics and human-centered design to better adapt services to men; nuanced demand creation; targeted marketing; innovations; such as HIV self-testing; supply-side solutions. The partnership will also ensure essential HIV commodities and services are available to meet increased consumer demand.

MenStar partners will share findings and progress including integration opportunities, and impact on women, to help optimise the best approaches.

The establishment of MenStar was announced on 24th July 2018 by Sir Elton John and the Duke of Sussex at the 22nd International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam.

Elton John And The Duke Of Sussex Launch The Menstar Coalition To Promote HIV Testing and Treatment


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