Become a Co-op member and help us raise funds!

A Chosen Charity: The Martin Fisher Foundation charity has been selected by the Coop Local Community Fund as one of three local charities that Coop members can raise money for from October 2020 until October 2021.   How does it work? You need to be a Coop member: https://membership.coop.co.uk/causes/50288 and select the Martin Fisher Foundation … Read more

The new PrEP EmERGE app has launched!!

The EmERGE project was initiated by Professor Martin Fisher and follows his vision of ensuring that health innovations are clinically-led and co-owned with patient communities. The EmERGE team have facilitated a local co-design process and have adapted the EmERGE platform to support PrEP monitoring. Currently individuals using Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for the prevention of HIV transmission need to … Read more

Vending Machines launched in Zambia

the Martin Fisher Foundation Vending machine in Zambia

The Martin Fisher Foundation and Brighton and Sussex Medical School have established a collaboration with the Centre of Infectious Diseases in Zambia (CIDRZ) to evaluate the acceptability of using vending machines to improve access to HIV testing and sexual and reproductive health products for young people. In June 2021 the first two vending machines distributing … Read more

New vending machine at Jubilee Library – free STI and HIV tests!

Martin Fisher Foundation Vending machine1

The Martin Fisher Foundation and University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust has launched three new Sexual Health and HIV vending machines. Friday 18th June 2021 saw the first one at the The Jubilee Library, Brighton and in the next week there will be one machine at Portland Road, Hove between Wish Park Surgery and Kamson … Read more

BBV screening in rough sleepers wins best poster

The Martin Fisher Foundation rough sleepers BBV research

In June 2020 a partnership between the Brighton-based HIV charity, The Martin Fisher Foundation and not for profit organisation EmERGE mHealth Ltd, saw the launch of a hepatitis and HIV screening programme (BBV) for temporarily housed rough sleepers in Brighton & Hove. Outreach workers from Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust (BSUH) and the … Read more

Best Poster Award at BHIVA/BASHH Conference April 2021

BHIVA award won by The Martin Fisher Foundation

One of the key ‘getting to zero’ targets is to reach ‘zero HIV related deaths’ by 2030. Fern Pattinson, a 4th year medical student from Brighton & Sussex Medical School, working with a team of researchers won the best poster prize at the BHIVA/BASHH Conference for her audit of HIV deaths within Brighton & Hove … Read more

Call out for Evidence APPG HIVAIDS

The APPG HIVAIDS is holding an inquiry and asking for submissions/information around ‘Increasing and normalising HIV testing across all healthcare settings in the UK’. Deadline is the 12th March 2021

Two valued Trustees standing down from the charity

Dr Rob James: We are sorry to lose Rob as a Trustee but immensely grateful for his support of the Charity over the last six years. He has been a source of great knowledge and humour, offering valuable insights into the events of the last three decades. “I was honoured to be asked early on … Read more

Martin Fisher Foundation researcher awarded grant to tackle HIV stigma

BHIVA award Dr Sonia Raffe

Sonia Raffe, a registrar doctor at the Lawson Unit in Brighton, successfully applied to the British HIV Association on behalf of the Martin Fisher Foundation to develop and implement an HIV-associated stigma reduction tool. Unfortunately, people living with HIV continue to experience stigma and fear of discrimination when accessing healthcare services. Sonia will work with … Read more