News & Stories

  • 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.
  • 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, ef...
  • 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 ...
  • News
    Global Fund Supports 11 Countries in Response to COVID-19
    20 March 2020
    The Global Fund announced today that 11 countries have so far used financial assistance from the Global Fund in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • News
    Global Fund Issues New Guidance in Response to COVID-19
    04 March 2020
    The Global Fund announced today new guidance to enable countries to strengthen their response to the new coronavirus, COVID-19, by using existing grants in a swift, nimble and pragmatic way.
  • News
    Carrying the Torch
    21 February 2020
    Peter Sands, Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, has been selected as a torchbearer for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay.
  • 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.