Special Coverage

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    World TB Day: Tracking a Contagion

    20 March 2017

    How do you stop lethal bacteria from devastating the most vulnerable communities? On World TB Day, we shine a light on urgent efforts needed to find the “missing cases” of tuberculosis – millions of people that go undiagnosed, untreated or unreported every year and who could be spreading the disease. We pay tribute to heroic health workers, who work hard to find the missing cases and bring hope, healing and cure to people disproportionately affected by the disease.
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    Learning From Ebola to Fight Malaria

    13 December 2016

    The remote health post in Koribondo has no electricity, the sole midwife rushes from one pregnant woman to another, and nurses use buckets to fetch water from a nearby well. On a rainy afternoon, dozens of mothers waited under a leaky roof to get themselves and their babies tested for malaria. Many had walked for hours on dirt paths to reach the clinic. The motorcycle ambulance, meanwhile, sat idle. There was no fuel for it.
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    Sex For Fish

    01 December 2016

    With a furrowed brow, Elizabeth Masere faced the camera and told the story of her life matter-of-factly. She spoke of the tough job of trying to raise her six children by selling fish at the shores of Lake Victoria – East Africa’s largest lake. She told about the men who controlled fishing and who exploited women for sex. As hard as money was to come by, having it did not guarantee she would get the fish she needed to sell, Elizabeth said. To sell her their fish, the fishermen demanded not just money, but sex.
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    Driving Impact Against AIDS, TB and Malaria in La Francophonie

    22 November 2016

    Nearly one-fifth of Global Fund-supported programs are in French-speaking countries, collectively known as La Francophonie. Five francophone nations – France, Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg and Canada – have been solid supporters since 2002, working to defeat diseases that once seemed unstoppable. New donor countries including Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal, and Togo are increasing their support, creating a surge of commitment and stronger health systems across the francophone world. The impact is unmistakable. More than 2 million lives have been saved in 28 francophone countries through Global-Fund supported programs, helping families from the Caribbean to West and Central Africa to Southeast Asia.
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    Donors Pledge Nearly $13 Billion

    17 September 2016

    Donors pledged over US$12.9 billion for the next three years at the launch of the Global Fund’s Fifth Replenishment in an extraordinary tribute to partnership and collective determination to end HIV, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics and transform the lives of millions. Hosted by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the two-day event in Montréal displayed a spirit of optimism for the future as leaders from every corner of the world, governments, civil society, the private sector, and people affected by HIV, tuberculosis and malaria came together to build a more perfect world.
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    Giving up a Living, to Save Lives

    08 August 2016

    Beatrice Miguoke knows what it means to take up a calling to save lives. In the 1980s she became her village’s traditional birth attendant. And for more than ten years, she helped hundreds of women safely birth their babies in her house with her bare hands. While she never set a price on the deliveries – insisting that such a special act was priceless – she made a decent income from the rewards that happy families offered her as they departed with their babies.
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