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The Global Fund / Alexia Webster
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    Strengthening Data Systems to Save Lives

    21 July 2020

    Building resilient and sustainable systems for health has never been more critical. The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted supply chains globally and threatens to reverse the hard-won gains made in the fight against HIV, TB and malaria. In countries where weak health systems are already overstretched, the knock-on impact of COVID-19 threatens to be catastrophic.
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    Lifeline During Lockdown: Delivering Medicines During COVID-19

    06 July 2020

    COVID-19 lockdowns are having a catastrophic impact on key and vulnerable populations. Restrictive measures are preventing some communities from accessing and affording enough food or medicine, causing disruptions to lifesaving treatments. When patients’ treatments are disrupted, they can develop drug resistance, spread the disease to others, or – in the case of HIV-positive pregnant women and new mothers – pass the illness to their babies.
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    In Kenya, A Chance to See Communities Confront COVID-19

    10 June 2020

    It feels like a year ago now. But it was on 19 March, when I left for my hometown of Nairobi from Geneva, where I live and work. I landed in Nairobi on the morning of 20 March, a week after Kenya had confirmed its first case of the coronavirus and a few days before Nairobi’s airports were closed for regular international passengers.
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    Sex Workers in Africa Are More Vulnerable During COVID-19

    04 June 2020

    Sex workers in Africa are among the communities suffering the most due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as lockdowns and police crackdowns leave millions without income. Sex workers have always been vulnerable to violence and infectious diseases such as HIV, but COVID-19 has increased those risks.
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    COVID-19 Threatens to Derail Fight Against HIV, TB and Malaria

    27 May 2020

    As COVID-19 ravages the world, the fight against HIV, TB and malaria is acutely at risk. That fight is not merely at risk of getting knocked off course – it can be derailed entirely.
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    During COVID-19, HIV Medication in Ukraine Arrives by Post

    19 May 2020

    Across the world, the COVID-19 pandemic is threatening access to lifesaving medicines for people living with HIV. Lockdowns and restrictions on public transportation make it harder for many to get treatment. Many people living with HIV can’t afford to pay for a taxi to the health center. That extra hurdle can result in more deaths.
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