Extravaganza! event raised £3043.84 

In November 2021, All That Bex presented a fabulous, fundraising cabaret event for The Martin Fisher Foundation!! The Extravaganza! event included performances from the world of comedy, burlesque, and drag – and an appearance by Brighton’s very own #NHShero Sister Brandy Bex! We were thrilled to receive an Extravaganza! donation of £3043.84    We would … Read more

Important visit from government minister, Maria Caulfield

#HIVTestingWeek Government minister Maria Caulfield visited Brighton last week to discuss the next steps in reducing HIV stigma and discuss ways to increase HIV testing. Brilliantly hosted by THT Brighton, with collaboration from members of The Martin Fisher Foundation, Lunch Positive, The Sussex Beacon, The Lawson Unit, Brighton Sexual Health and Contraception service (SHAC), local … Read more

The Martin Fisher Foundation receives a £4313.85 cheque from the Co-Op!!

Gill Dean receiving a cheque from the Co-op

Thanks to the Co-op Local Community Fund, the Martin Fisher Foundation received an incredible donation of £4313.85   The coop community fund scheme helps to support local causes, raising £100 Million to support local communities nationwide!! Information on the community fund scheme can be found at https://www.coop.co.uk/local-causes Thank you, co-op!!!!

Historic visit to Brighton by UNAIDS!!

A highly significant visit to Brighton & Hove took place on Thursday 9 September by Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of UNAIDS and an Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, in recognition of the city’s collective work on HIV prevention and treatment. Ms Byanyima leads the United Nations’ efforts to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 and is … Read more

Thank you to the Queen’s Arms, Brighton!

Queen's Arms

The Queen’s Arms, Brighton, very kindly donated £468.30 to the Martin Fisher Foundation!! Thank you so much for you generosity and kindness.     Don’t forget – if you want to make a donation there are a number of options: CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS Alternatively you can simply text       MFF to 70085 to … Read more

Brighton and Hove could help lead the way in eradicating HIV

Benjamin Shelley tests Caroline Luca

Brighton and Hove could help lead the way in eradicating new cases of HIV with a pilot project aimed at extending community testing. The aim would be to catch cases early, when treatment tends to be more effective and cheaper, and to eliminate new cases within 10 years. Responding to a letter by Brighton’s three … 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