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The Global Fund / Alexia Webster
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    Investing in Global Health Security

    13 September 2017

    Investing in global health is a highly cost effective way to achieve greater security and stability, to protect communities worldwide from infectious disease and to halt emerging health threats.
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    A Tale of Two Sex Workers

    16 August 2017

    Working with Kenya Red Cross and LVCT Health, the Global Fund supports sex workers in Kisumu, Kenya, with their different needs, allowing them to stay healthy. The organizations provide services that seek to keep the sex workers not infected with HIV free from the virus. They also work to keep sex workers living with HIV on treatment. That is important for the women’s health and reduces the risk of infection for their clients.
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    Together with France, Unitaid and the Global Fund Accelerate the end of AIDS, TB and Malaria as Epidemics

    12 July 2017

    To coincide with the 9th International AIDS Society Conference (IAS) taking place in Paris from 23-26 July 2017, Unitaid and the Global Fund are highlighting France’s role as a major player in global health and its continuing engagement in the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.
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    Dignity

    05 July 2017

    When Musa Bobson found out last summer he was HIV positive, he thought his world had ended. Social attitudes toward men who have sex with men in Sierra Leone are loaded with stigma and discrimination, so the 25-year old felt lost and afraid. Many men who have sex with men live a closeted existence in Sierra Leone, and refuse to take up HIV medication for fear of being harassed.
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    Reaching People for Better Health, Wherever They Go

    20 June 2017

    As we mark World Refugee Day, we are reminded that every day, thousands of families are forcefully displaced as a result of war and persecution. When people abandon their homes and communities, they also leave behind their family doctors or nurses who know them. Many interrupt treatment, which spreads drug resistance, and makes them vulnerable to new diseases.
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    TB REACH and the Global Fund: A Partnership to Find and Treat the “Missing Cases”

    02 June 2017

    In 2015, the tuberculosis death toll rose to an estimated 1.8 million worldwide, while 10.4 million people fell ill with the disease. TB is now the leading cause of death from an infectious disease – a truly unacceptable situation when the disease can be effectively treated and cured. While some global TB indicators, like treatment success, have improved and mortality rates have fallen, there is a large and persistent number of people each year who fail to be diagnosed or treated at all.
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