Advance # 982345
Combatting HIV/AIDS globally through prevention, treatment, support and capacity development
Background / History
The United Methodist Global AIDS Fund (UMGAF) was set up at the 2004 General Conference to mobilize the denomination and give action to our commitment to help end HIV/AIDS in the world. UMGAF gives United Methodists a tangible way to respond to the HIV/AIDS pandemic. The United Methodist Global AIDS Fund Executive Committee, representing a cross-section of the UMC, oversees the fund and is charged with increasing HIV/AIDS awareness in the Annual Conferences and churches. The Executive Committee also oversees fundraising efforts. The health unit of the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) administers the grant review process and financial disbursement for the fund.
Goals & Objectives
1. Promotion of HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention through education, information, and communication.
2. Promote behavior modification.
3. Increase the number of people who received voluntary testing and counseling.
4. Decrease barriers to accessing treatment, thereby increasing the number of people that received treatment for HIV/AIDS.
5. Increasing the capacity of communities to respond to HIV/AIDS; combat stigma.
The UMGAF will continue to receive and review applications. Projects that are in line with the UMGAF goals will be considered for funding.
Grants supported through the United Methodist Global AIDS Fund should join the fight against HIV/AIDS by completing at least one of the following program activities: 1. Promoting HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention by education and information. 2. Encourage behavior modification. 3. Providing voluntary testing and counseling. 4. Providing treatment of people with AIDS. 5. Supporting home-based care for people living with HIV/AIDS. 6. Caring for orphans and vulnerable children.
Global AIDS Fund Grant Outputs, Outcomes, and Indicators 1. Promoting HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention by education and information a. Output: Number of people attending HIV/AIDS prevention workshop. b. Output/Impact: Test results of workshops indicate a shift in HIV/AIDS understanding and intention of behavior modification c. Output: Number of HIV-positive pregnant women receiving a complete course of ARV prophylaxis to reduce mother to child transmission (PMTCT) d. Outcome/Impact: Percentage of infants born to HIV-positive mothers who are infected (reduced mother-to-child HIV transmission). e. Output: Number of peer and community educators/service deliverers trained (i.e., TBAs)
Budget & Financial Information
|Annual Advance Financial Goal
|Local Financial Support
|Grants to Organizations
- Asian Descent
- Black/African Descent
- Disabled/Handicapped and Special Needs
- Diseases and Viruses
- Elderly/Older Adults/Aged/Senior Citizens
- Global Health
- Health & Nutrition Education, Hygiene, Nursing, Drugs, Diseases, Natural Medicines, Infant Mortality
- Health Care Workers and Volunteers
- Health Screenings, Medical Outreach, Medical Emergencies
- Hispanic or Latino
- HIV/AIDS, Venereal Diseases/Sexually Transmitted Diseases
- Medical Care
- Mental Health, Counseling
- Native and Indigenous Groups
- Other Racial or Ethnic Groups
- Pediatrics, Family Planning, Teenage Pregnancy, Maternity
- Persons Experiencing Addiction
- Persons Experiencing Homelessness
- Persons In Prison, Incarcerated
- Persons Who Are Hospitalized, Sick, Patients
- Persons With Low-Income, Unemployed, or Poor
- Religious Minorities
- Rural Health
- Rural Populations
- School Children
- Street Children
- Urban/Inner City Health
- Urban/Inner City Populations
- Victims/Survivors of Abuse, Violence, and War
- Youth and Young Adults