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  • 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...
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    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.
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    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.
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    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...
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    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.
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    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.
  • Videos
    The Stakes Could Not Be Higher: Peter Sands on the Global Fund’s 2020 Results
    14 September 2020
    The Global Fund partnership has saved 38 million lives since 2002 – including 6 million lives in 2019 alone. Last year, more people were receiving lifesaving treatment for HIV, TB and malaria than ever before. Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit, and ever...
  • Videos
    Nombasa’s Fight Against HIV, TB and COVID-19
    14 September 2020
    Nombasa Krune-Dumile is a front-line health worker living with HIV in Cape Town, South Africa. After beating tuberculosis and COVID-19, she is back in the trenches, helping others overcome all three diseases. Nombasa has an urgent appeal to governmen...
  • Videos
    COVID-19 Response: Preventing Fraud and Abuse
    27 August 2020
    The COVID-19 pandemic is leaving Global Fund programs more vulnerable to wrongdoing. The Global Fund Office of the Inspector General introduces a number of common fraud schemes and provides guidance on how to prevent fraud and abuse.
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    The Fight Continues Against Tuberculosis
    19 August 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. Communit...
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    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. Communit...
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    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 C...