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The Global Fund / Alexia Webster
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    COVID-19 must transform the definition of global health security

    19 November 2020

    The recent announcements that multiple new coronavirus vaccines are showing strong results provide hope that life will eventually return to normal and the catastrophic death toll will end – good news we all desperately need right now.
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    Why drug-resistant tuberculosis poses a major risk to global health security

    19 November 2020

    Drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) is a form of antimicrobial resistance that is difficult and costly to treat. It is caused by TB bacteria that are resistant to at least one of the first-line existing TB medications, resulting in fewer treatment options and increasing mortality rates.
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    On the Front Lines: Responding to COVID-19

    14 September 2020

    With personal protective equipment, radio broadcasts and innovative mosquito net campaigns, countries are fighting COVID-19, shoring up health systems, and mitigating the impacts on lifesaving HIV, TB and malaria programs. The Global Fund is supporting these efforts with immediate funding. Here’s where countries are directing that financial support to help stop the pandemic by uniting to fight.
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    Myanmar Makes Major Progress Fighting Malaria

    14 September 2020

    Ten years ago, more than 3,800 people died from malaria in Myanmar every year. Today, that number has dropped to approximately 170.
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    Eswatini Meets Global 95-95-95 HIV Target

    14 September 2020

    Eswatini, a tiny country of just over a million people in southern Africa, has one of the highest HIV prevalence rates in the world: 27% of adults live with the disease.
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    An Urgent Plea from a South African Health Worker Fighting COVID-19 and TB

    21 August 2020

    In Cape Town, South Africa, Nombasa Krune-Dumile, a drug-resistant tuberculosis counselor who has dedicated her life to supporting tuberculosis (TB) patients, says COVID-19 has devastated health systems and upended normal operations of her work.
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