Results & Impact

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The Global Fund / Karin Schermbrucker

The vision of the Global Fund is to achieve a world free from the burden of AIDS, TB and malaria. The strategy is to invest to end the epidemics.

27 million lives saved

The impact of investments in health can be measured in many ways, and one of the most important measures is how many lives are saved. Health programs supported by the Global Fund partnership have saved 27 million lives as of the end of 2017.

Credit for this achievement is shared by policymakers and activists, scientists and community health workers, donors, drug makers and many more partners. Overall, the number of deaths caused by AIDS, TB and malaria each year has been reduced by one-third since 2002 in countries where the Global Fund invests.

Results methodology

The Global Fund is committed to reporting results and impact, and we make data available on the Global Fund website, in reports, information papers and numerous other formats. Everyone in the Global Fund partnership contributes to our collective efforts against HIV, TB and malaria, and it is critically important that we measure and report our joint progress as effectively as possible.

Read more about our results reporting and methodology.

The Global Fund and the global health community – governments, civil society groups and people living with HIV, health workers and local and international organizations – have achieved what was once considered impossible.

Improved access to HIV treatment has cut the number of AIDS-related deaths in half since the peak in 2005, from 1.8 million to under 1 million in 2017.

Learn more about HIV and our impact.

Progress is being made. TB deaths have dropped 37 percent since 2000. The Global Fund provides more than 65 percent of all international financing for TB.

Learn more about TB and our impact.

The fight against malaria is one of the biggest public health successes of the 21st century. Global malaria death rates have dropped by 60 percent since 2000 – translating to millions of lives saved.

Learn more about malaria and our impact.

Results: Essential indicators

Click through highlights of the results achieved during 2017 by countries and regions where the Global Fund invests.

Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals are ambitious, global and interconnected.

The Global Fund’s mission to end AIDS, TB and malaria as epidemics is aligned with Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being. But achieving health and well-being cannot be separated from ending poverty (Goal 1) and hunger (Goal 2), ensuring education (Goal 4) and ending the gender discrimination that fuels the diseases, especially HIV (Goal 5).

Progress in each of these foundational goals accelerates impact in all of the others. To prevent millions of avoidable deaths each year from both infectious and non-communicable disease, the Global Fund also contributes to the goal of universal health coverage. Achieving the SDGs requires an integrated approach between many partners – from international agencies to national ministries and local community groups.

The Global Fund contributes to the achievement of the SDGs by focusing on Goals 1, 3, 5, 10, 16 and 17.

Published 12 September 2018