What Are the Advantages of Membership?
The main advantage of belonging to the Coalition is being able to benefit from the results and outputs of the advocacy and information and awareness campaign. In addition, all the members of the Coalition share the same goal and vision and find in this organisation a space where they can share expertise, benefit from the experiences of others, discuss best practice, and seek synergies with other partners.
The activities of all the partner institutions will be included in the map of completed and on-going work, creating a record of the value of your work in the fight to control Chagas disease. Members can also use the Coalition to channel their advocacy and communications needs related to Chagas disease and take advantage of joint actions.
Finally, all members will receive a regular newsletter informing them about recent progress and the activities of the Coalition.
What to do to join the Coalition?
The only requirement for membership of the Coalition is to be non-governmental actor working to combat Chagas disease either on an operational level or in R&D and to be willing to join forces and share expertise, experience and capacity with others and work towards a common goal.
We hope that members will participate actively in the working groups, but this is not mandatory. Sharing information and supporting the Coalition's campaign is the main contribution requested. If your organisation becomes a partner institution it will appear as such in the Coalition’s official documents.
There is no charge for membership, but financial support for the work of the Coalition will be most welcome. The Coalition is currently being funded by the members of the Executive Committee.
The Coalition also establishes other ways of collaboration with governmental organizations and promotes agreements with initiatives that have complementary objectives.