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The Advocacy Fellows Program

Now accepting applications for 2019 Advocacy Fellows until September 7!

Background Information: The HIV Prevention Research Advocacy Fellows Program pairs emerging leaders in advocacy and activism with existing organizations to develop and execute creative, context-specific projects focused on HIV prevention research.

Fellows projects focus primarily on advocacy around biomedical HIV prevention research (such as clinical trials of vaccines, microbicides, pre-exposure prophylaxis) or rollout of male circumcision for HIV prevention. Fellows projects may also focus on “test and treat” or ARV treatment as prevention strategies, which are under active discussion in many contexts. Fellows receive training, financial support, and technical assistance to plan and implement a targeted one-year project within host organizations focused on HIV/AIDS.

Current Fellows

Naguru Teenage Center - 2018 Fellow
Uganda
"More than ever we need as many voices as possible at the forefront to advocate for those who don't have voices or are not heard in Uganda."
ICW-Kenya (2018 Fellow)
Kenya
"My advocacy to ensure the ECHO trial results are properly prepared, disseminated and understood will be of help to all women of reproductive age in Kenya."
GALZ - 2018 Fellow
Zimbabwe
"Closing the tap of new HIV infections requires comprehensive and inclusive programming - leaving no one behind."
Tanzania Youth Alliance - 2018 Fellow
Tanzania
"The world committed to boldly ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030, and it is essential that we invest in various new ways of preventing HIV to reach the national objective of zero new HIV infections."
Treatment Action Campaign - 2018 Fellow
South Africa
"I want to help create demand for HIV prevention among young girls and to help them gain the capacity to protect themselves."
Advancing Girls Education in Africa - 2018 Fellow
Malawi
"My advocacy will focus on contributing towards the overall reduction of new HIV infections among adolescent girls, women and high-risk groups."
Centre for the Right to Health - 2018 Fellow
Nigeria
"My work in HIV prevention is premised on the fact that everyone, everywhere, no matter who they are, must be able to access HIV prevention tools."

Get in Touch

If you have any questions about the Fellows Program, or would like to reach out to a Fellow (current or alumni), e-mail us at fellows@avac.org.