While preparing for potential and emerging health threats is vitally important, strengthening global health security must start by protecting people from diseases they face today, such as HIV, tuberculosis and malaria – three of the world’s leading infectious disease killers. In 2017 alone, HIV, TB and malaria accounted for 3 million deaths. The Global Fund has saved 27 million lives since its founding in 2002.
People on the move
More people are on the move than ever before, with 258 million people residing in a country other than their country of birth in 2017. This represented 3.4% of the world’s total population. The Global Fund supports innovative approaches to reach people, including refugees and migrants, with prevention and treatment services wherever they go. The Global Fund’s policy on challenging operating environments provides flexible financing for emergency situations to allow a quick response to outbreaks.