News - 2015

Results Show Strong Progress Against HIV, TB and Malaria

15 July 2015

GENEVA – As world leaders met in Addis Ababa to discuss financing for the Sustainable Development Goals, the Global Fund announced mid-year results that demonstrate strong progress against HIV, tuberculosis and malaria.

The results show that 8.1 million people are receiving antiretroviral treatment for HIV through programs supported by Global Fund grants, a 22 percent increase since the same time last year.

For malaria, 548 million mosquito nets have been distributed to protect children and families from the disease, an annual increase of 32 percent. The number of tuberculosis cases detected and treated increased by 11 percent, with 13.2 million people assisted.

The Global Fund partnership values the strong contributions to these results made by governments, civil society, the private sector and people affected by HIV, TB and malaria.

Other key results of Global Fund-supported programs include:

  • A 55 percent increase in the number of people treated for multi-drug resistant tuberculosis, rising to 210,000 treatments.
  • A 20 percent increase in the number of HIV-positive pregnant women receiving medication to prevent transmission to their child, or 3.1 million women.
  • The number of people receiving counselling and testing for HIV increased by 18 percent, to 423 million.
  • The number of tuberculosis cases successfully treated increased 12 percent to 10.7 million, while the number of malaria cases treated was up 19 percent to 515 million.

“The Global Fund is a partnership and these results show that more lives are being improved through collective effort than ever before,” said Mark Dybul, Executive Director of the Global Fund. “Whether it be providing resources or implementing programs, partners are working hard across the world to prevent and treat the diseases and support access to healthcare.”