News & Stories

  • Updates

    The Global Fund Appoints Leading Global Health Experts to Head HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria Teams

    04 August 2020

    The Global Fund has announced the appointment of three leading global health experts to head the organization’s HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria teams to accelerate action to fight the three diseases.
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  • Feature Stories

    Guardians of a Continent

    29 July 2020

    Every time Evaline Owuor says goodbye to her children and goes to work, she takes a calculated risk. As a community health worker in Kenya’s Homa Bay County, she has helped her community dramatically reduce the number of people who die from malaria. And when COVID-19 arrived, she enlisted to fight the new enemy.
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  • Blog

    On the Front Lines: Responding to COVID-19

    27 July 2020

    With personal protective equipment, radio broadcasts and innovative mosquito net campaigns, countries are fighting COVID-19, shoring up health systems, and mitigating the impacts on lifesaving HIV, TB and malaria programs. The Global Fund is supporting these efforts with immediate funding. Here’s where countries are directing that financial support to help stop the pandemic by uniting to fight.
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  • Funding Model

    Register of Unfunded Quality Demand for 2020-2022 Funding Cycle

    27 July 2020

    The new Register of Unfunded Quality Demand for the 2020-2022 funding cycle and updated supporting documents are now available on the Global Fund website.
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  • Funding Model

    E-Learning Courses on Grant-Making and Principal Recipient Reporting

    23 July 2020

    Two new sets of e-learning courses are now available on iLearn, the Global Fund’s online education platform.
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  • Blog

    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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  • News

    Global Fund Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

    26 June 2020

    The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria today announced the appointment of Adda Faye as Chief Financial Officer, as the Global Fund works to optimize its financial resource management at this critical moment in global public health financing.
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  • News

    Global Fund Ranks in Top Category for Transparency

    24 June 2020

    The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria was ranked in the top category among organizations and nations that are major donors of global aid for its transparency and accountability, an independent report published on Wednesday showed.
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  • News

    Global Fund COVID-19 Report: Deaths from HIV, TB and Malaria Could Almost Double in 12 Months Unless Urgent Action is Taken

    24 June 2020

    A new report released by the Global Fund today estimates that countries affected by HIV, tuberculosis and malaria urgently need US$28.5 billion to protect the extraordinary progress achieved in the fight against the three diseases in the past two decades.
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  • News

    Global Fund Board Members Unite to Fight

    15 May 2020

    The Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria embraced a swift and effective response to the COVID-19 pandemic in order to protect progress against HIV, TB, malaria and to strengthen systems for health to save lives.
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  • News

    Global Fund Partners Unite to Fight

    09 April 2020

    The Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria today unanimously approved a new response mechanism to support countries respond to COVID-19 and mitigate the impact on programs to fight HIV, TB, malaria and systems for health, effectively doubling the amount of available funding to up to US$1 billion.
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  • News

    Japan Secures $476 million Contribution to the Global Fund

    27 March 2020

    The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria welcomes the Japanese Diet’s passage of the fiscal 2019 supplementary budget and the fiscal 2020 budget, which includes Japan’s contribution of US$476.4 million to the Global Fund in 2020. This is its largest annual contribution to the Global Fund, signaling Japan’s strong leadership in global health, at a time when the world is fighting COVID-19.
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  • Blog

    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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  • Blog

    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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  • Blog

    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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  • Blog

    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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  • Blog

    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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  • Blog

    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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  • Videos

    The Fight Continues Against Malaria

    16 July 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic is having a catastrophic impact on the most vulnerable communities around the world and threatens progress against HIV, tuberculosis and malaria. As the world responds, the work of the Global Fund partnership continues. Community health workers, counselors, key populations, people living with or affected by HIV, TB or malaria, peer educators, civil society leaders and grassroots activists are adapting, innovating and doing their part to continue the mission of saving lives and ending the epidemics – all while responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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  • Videos

    AIDS 2020: Fighting HIV in the Shadow of COVID-19

    10 July 2020

    “Our world has changed,” says Global Fund Executive Director Peter Sands. “COVID-19 is derailing the fight against HIV in multiple ways.” Sands’ plenary speech at AIDS 2020: the 23rd International AIDS Conference on 10 July 2020 highlighted how the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted HIV prevention, testing and treatment, and how health partners and communities are developing new solutions to unite to fight against HIV.
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  • Videos

    AIDS 2020: Going Forward in Partnership

    07 July 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the global health landscape for HIV – and requires a greater level of partnership to unite the fight against the disease. At AIDS 2020: the 23rd International AIDS Conference, leaders and advocates from civil society and private sector draw on best practices, strong partnerships and shared experiences in order to combat the impact of COVID-19, save lives, and protect hard-won gains in the fight against HIV. The “HIV, COVID-19 and Global Health at an Inflection Point: Going Forward in Partnership” session takes place 7 July 2020.
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  • Videos

    We Cannot Go Backwards

    06 July 2020

    “It is staggering to think that we could lose so much, so fast – that many lives,” says Global Fund Executive Director Peter Sands, speaking about the potential increase in AIDS-related deaths due to HIV treatment disruption during the COVID-19 pandemic. “We cannot let this happen. We cannot go backwards.” Sands’ opening remarks at the HIV2020 Conference on 6 July 2020 set a course for adapting and uniting the fight against HIV amid the pandemic.
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  • Videos

    Germany Pledges €150 Million to Global Fund COVID-19 Response at Global Citizen Summit

    30 June 2020

    On June 27, the Global Citizen #GlobalGoalUnite For Our Future Summit in partnership with the European Commission brought together world leaders, advocates, private sector partners, health workers, philanthropists and global citizens to strengthen the fight against COVID-19. During the summit, Chancellor Angela Merkel announced a major pledge from Germany of €150 million towards the Global Fund’s COVID-19 Response Mechanism. Highlights also include powerful words from Dr. Zolelwa Sifumba, a health worker and MDR-TB survivor from South Africa, and the launch of a new partnership with the FIFA Foundation announced by CEO Youri Djorkaeff.
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  • Videos

    The Fight Continues Against HIV

    18 June 2020

    We asked community and civil society partners to share their experiences and challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the first of three videos, HIV partners responded to show how even in these challenging times, the fight continues.
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