Covid-19 is like a drama in which each act eclipses the one before. First, it was Wuhan. Then it moved to Europe. Now it’s accelerating in the United States. But the act that could overshadow all is when Covid-19 takes off in Africa.
As the G7 and G20 strive to coordinate the global response to the COVID-19 crisis, policymakers are being bombarded with proposals about creating new funds, new institutions, and new initiatives, all requiring billions of dollars.
If being the CEO of a major international bank and now the head of a global health organization has taught me one thing, it’s that there’s a chasm of mutual incomprehension between the worlds of global finance and global health.
As governments around the world struggle to contain spiraling infections and an ever-increasing death toll from COVID-19, it’s worth reflecting on what lessons we can draw from the long and still unfinished fight against tuberculosis – the world’s most deadly infectious disease that kills nearly 1.5 million per year.
At the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting, a multi-sectoral group of partners today launched a new initiative – called Ending Workplace Tuberculosis – aimed at engaging major businesses in the fight against tuberculosis
This World AIDS Day, there is a new sense of urgency and energy across the partnership that comprises the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Urgency given the need to step up the fight — our current trajectory will not get us to the target of ending these epidemics by 2030.