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 2016, HIV, TB and malaria accounted for 3 million deaths in 2016 alone. As of 2017, the Global Fund has supported programs that have saved more than 27 million lives, while building healthier communities and stronger economies. Yet we face myriad threats to our global health security.
People on the move
More people are on the move than ever before, with 40.3 million internally displaced persons worldwide and 22.5 million refugees in 2016. The Global Fund supports innovative approaches to reach people, including refugees and migrants, with prevention and treatment services wherever they go.