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    AIDS, TB & Malaria: End It. For Good.

    07 November 2017

    The Global Fund marks the tremendous progress made collectively by partners in the fight against AIDS, TB and malaria, and calls for a renewed commitment to accelerating the end of these epidemics. 22 million lives have already been saved by Global Fund supported programs, and defeating these diseases could be among our generation’s greatest achievements. We can’t stop now.
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    To End HIV, Keep Girls in School

    10 October 2017

    More than 40,000 South African girls age 10 to 19 were infected with HIV in 2016. For an adolescent girl, dropping out of school significantly increases the risk that she’ll be infected with HIV.
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    Why RAI? Investing to Eliminate Malaria in the Mekong

    26 September 2017

    There’s good reason to be optimistic about the fight against malaria. The number of deaths caused by malaria globally declined 50 percent between 2000 and 2015 – that translates to an estimated 6.8 million deaths averted. The number of malaria cases has also declined rapidly, resulting in 1.3 billion cases averted.
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    Malaria Heroes of the Mekong

    05 July 2017

    In the fight to eliminate malaria in the Mekong, everyday heroes keep their communities healthy. Saw Zar Li is one. He, along with an army of more than 20,000 like him across Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam, are on the front lines battling one of the world’s oldest killers. Their weapons are mosquito nets and rapid diagnostic tests. They dispense quality-assured medicine and good advice. With support from the Global Fund, they are helping to find and treat cases in remote places where health centers are few and far between – and with cases of drug-resistant malaria on the rise across the region, there is not a moment to lose.
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    Rape Crisis First Response Counsellors on the Frontlines of Gender-based Violence

    23 June 2017

    Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust first response counsellors like Nononelelo Mganu are trained to listen to a rape survivor with compassion, and to support them through medical steps including preventative treatment for HIV. Counsellors are careful to minimize the trauma of re-living a rape incident, while facilitating the steps needed to protect the survivor, and to document the event for a court case if they choose to file one. Rape Crisis receives partial support through a Global Fund grant to NACOSA.
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    Meet Kgantsho

    15 June 2017

    In sub-Saharan Africa, girls aged 14-24 are being infected with HIV at an alarming rate, and are at much higher risk of HIV than boys their age. South Africa is a stark example of this disparity. In 2015 alone, 100,000 girls aged 15-24 were infected with HIV, compared with 42,000 boys.
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