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  • Blog
    We Will End AIDS Only If We Reduce Inequality
    15 June 2021
    As vaccinations against COVID-19 ramp up across Europe and North America, many people are welcoming hugs from loved ones, restaurants and beaches are reopening and a return to a sense of normality in many countries is beckoning.
  • Photo Galleries
    COVID-19 is causing a devastating oxygen crisis
    11 June 2021
    The Global Fund is supporting low- and middle-income countries in procuring treatments including corticosteroids and medical oxygen.
  • Feature Stories
    20 Years of Partnership:
    07 June 2021
    This month marks the 20th anniversary of a watershed event in the story of AIDS activism and the creation of the Global Fund: the first United Nations (UN) special session on HIV and AIDS. As the 2021 UN high-level meeting on HIV and AIDS kicks off, we showcase five examples of the many triumphs achieved by activists in two decades of fighting the pandemic.
  • Videos
    Messages of support
    07 June 2021
    Global Fund friends and supporters speak about pivotal moments in the first 20 years of our pioneering partnership.
  • Videos
    20 Years – How We Changed The Story
    07 June 2021
    2021 is the year the Global Fund celebrates 20 years of making the impossible possible.
  • Blog
    “The pandemic hurt everyone”: India’s oxygen crisis from the front lines
    26 May 2021
    It was the suddenness and the intensity of the second COVID-19 wave that took everyone in India by surprise. “None of us were prepared for this speed of development, this kind of rapidity with which it developed,” Dr. Bornali Datta explains over the phone. “This time, the pandemic hurt everyone, it wasn’t this distant thing happening to somebody else, it was every family, everybody was affected.”
  • Updates
    India’s devastating COVID-19 crisis
    03 May 2021
    India is facing a devastating COVID-19 outbreak. Having successfully managed the first pandemic wave in 2020, the country is now reeling from the gravity of a deadly second wave that is infecting over 300,000 people every single day.
  • Updates
    Global Fund Applauds Netherlands’ Contribution to ACT-Accelerator
    20 April 2021
    The Global Fund warmly welcomed the announcement by the Netherlands of a contribution of €52 million to the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator – a groundbreaking global collaboration to accelerate development, production, and equitable access to COVID-19 tests, treatments, and vaccines.
  • Updates
    The impact of COVID-19 on HIV, TB and malaria services and systems for health
    13 April 2021
    A new report by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria provides a snapshot detailing the impact of COVID-19 on health service delivery for HIV, TB and malaria in 32 countries across Africa and Asia, and highlights the adaptive measures that health facilities adopted to counter the disruption to their services caused by the pandemic.
  • Updates
    Global Fund Board Approves Second Term for Executive Director Peter Sands
    13 April 2021
    The Global Fund Board has approved a decision to extend Peter Sands’ term as Executive Director of the Global Fund for an additional four years, with effect from 1 March 2022.
  • Updates
    The Global Fund’s Sixth Partnership Forums Generate Recommendations for the Next Global Fund Strategy
    01 April 2021
    The Sixth Partnership Forums ended on 15 March, having convened approximately 350 representatives from across the Global Fund partnership in a series of engaging, inclusive and energetic discussions to contribute to the development of the next Global Fund Strategy. These forums brought together stakeholders from across the Global Fund partnership, through three regional meetings that spanned Eastern Europe and Latin America; Africa; and Asia, the Pacific and the Middle East. In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Sixth Partnership Forums were convened virtually with stakeholders providing input through a mix of plenaries, topic booths and more than 130 breakout group discussions.
  • Blog
    We Will End AIDS Only If We Reduce Inequality
    15 June 2021
    As vaccinations against COVID-19 ramp up across Europe and North America, many people are welcoming hugs from loved ones, restaurants and beaches are reopening and a return to a sense of normality in many countries is beckoning.
  • Blog
    “The pandemic hurt everyone”: India’s oxygen crisis from the front lines
    26 May 2021
    It was the suddenness and the intensity of the second COVID-19 wave that took everyone in India by surprise. “None of us were prepared for this speed of development, this kind of rapidity with which it developed,” Dr. Bornali Datta explains over the phone. “This time, the pandemic hurt everyone, it wasn’t this distant thing happening to somebody else, it was every family, everybody was affected.”
  • Blog
    Okinawa: Lighting a Flame for the Fight Against Infectious Diseases
    03 May 2021
    In Okinawa, Japan, on Saturday a team of global health advocates and leaders from “The Global Fund ― From Okinawa” team carried the Olympic torch aloft, lighting the way for a world free from the burden of HIV, tuberculosis, malaria and COVID-19.
  • Blog
    In Fighting COVID-19, We Can’t Neglect Malaria
    25 April 2021
    World Malaria Day is a reminder that as the world battles with COVID-19, we still haven’t beaten a much older pandemic. Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease that has plagued humanity for millennia and still kills over 400,000 people per year – mainly children under 5. In fact, that grim number will almost certainly have increased in 2020 and will do so again in 2021, as COVID-19 has severely disrupted malaria testing and treatment services in many of the most affected countries.
  • Blog
    Malaria and COVID-19: Q&A with Dr. Scott Filler
    22 April 2021
    With World Malaria Day on 25 April, Dr. Filler answers questions about the impact of COVID-19 on malaria and how we’re working to #UniteToFight the two diseases with our partners around the world.
  • Blog
    On World TB Day, Crisis and Hope
    24 March 2021
    In 2020, we all witnessed in real-time the deadly impact of an airborne pandemic. In just over a year, more than 2.6 million people have died from COVID-19.
  • Videos
    Messages of support
    07 June 2021
    Global Fund friends and supporters speak about pivotal moments in the first 20 years of our pioneering partnership.
  • Videos
    20 Years – How We Changed The Story
    07 June 2021
    2021 is the year the Global Fund celebrates 20 years of making the impossible possible.
  • Videos
    Meet A Very Humble Hero
    12 February 2021
    The condom is a three-time hero. It is the only contraceptive that fights HIV, sexually transmitted infections and unintended pregnancies. The Global Fund and UNFPA ensure condom availability worldwide as the largest public sector procurers – shipping more than 3.9 billion male and female condoms to 122 countries around the world in just four years. On International Condom Day we are celebrating this humble hero who saves lives and keeps people safe.
  • Videos
    Loud and Clear: Community and Civil Society Voices in the 6th Global Fund Partnership Forum
    02 February 2021
    Community and civil society voices are a critical part of the Global Fund partnership. During the 6th Partnership Forums, civil society and community members from around the world answered the question, “What is my wish for the next Global Fund strategy?” See their answers.
  • Videos
    Support the Global Fund and Unite to Fight COVID-19
    01 February 2021
    To play our part in the global fight against COVID-19, we urgently require at least $5 billion to cover the most urgent needs. In low- and middle-income countries, the knock-on effects of COVID-19 are creating a perfect storm.
  • Videos
    A Doctor’s Plea from the Frontline: “It’s time we all made a stand”
    30 November 2020
    Dr. Zolelwa Sifumba of South Africa, a TB and COVID-19 survivor herself, talks about the challenges of providing care and fighting infectious diseases during the COVID-19 pandemic. “COVID-19 not only takes lives, but is causing losses from various previously well-controlled conditions. We risk losing all the gains that we have made against HIV, TB or malaria.”