News & Stories

  • Sourcing & Management
    Placing Orders and Procuring Health Products in 2021
    07 May 2021
    The Global Fund continues to support countries to process requisitions efficiently and ensure products for the three diseases and COVID-19 are delivered as close to the promised dates as possible...
  • News
    Global Fund Approves US$75 million for India’s COVID-19 Response
    06 May 2021
    The Global Fund has approved US$75 million in fast-track funding to support India’s response to the COVID-19 crisis that is devastating the country. This new funding will support India in purchasing oxygen concentrators and Pressure Swing Adsorption ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • Blog
    From football stadiums to hospital beds: responding to COVID-19 in Malawi
    18 October 2021
    For two months in early 2021, Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe – the largest stadium in Malawi – was not a place for football. Instead, a devastating second wave of COVID-19 had overwhelmed hospitals and turned the stadium into a temporary field ho...
  • Blog
    Drug-resistant TB: Business as usual no longer an option
    14 October 2021
    I have spent the last 25 years working to prevent tuberculosis and treat people with the disease. I have seen firsthand the devastating consequences, including from drug resistant TB, which is more deadly and more difficult and expensive to treat.
  • Blog
    Adapting TB programs to face the challenge of COVID-19: lessons from the Philippines
    05 October 2021
    When the Philippines first went into COVID-19 lockdown last year, the Department of Health’s National TB Control Program (NTP) knew they had to act fast to ensure that TB patients were not cut off from accessing their lifesaving treatment.
  • Blog
    Unloved, but a life-saver – we must value PPE
    04 October 2021
    No item has come to signal the era of COVID-19 like the face-mask. Now a common sight and a necessity for daily life, this simple yet effective device is the unsung hero of the COVID-19 response, playing a crucial role in helping protect health worke...
  • Blog
    COVID-19 Hit HIV, TB and Malaria Programs Hard, We’re Fighting Back
    17 September 2021
    The impact of COVID-19 on HIV, TB and malaria is like nothing we have seen in the 20 years we have been fighting these diseases. While our journey over the two decades has had its fair share of challenges, we always pushed forward. Until now.
  • Blog
    Vaccines Alone Won’t Defeat the Variants
    14 September 2021
    Delta is surging through both vaccinated and unvaccinated populations – increasing the risk of new mutations, and subjecting many to Long Covid. The solution must include protection, tests and treatments.