News & Stories

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    Saybatou's Life Mission

    31 August 2018

    Malaria is the biggest killer of children under the age of 5 in sub-Saharan Africa. During the rainy season – July to October – Saybatou Moussa and other community health workers go door-to-door to give preventive antimalarial medicine to young children in the city of Maradi, Niger. In this video, Saybatou takes us through a typical day in the life of community health workers who, despite hardship and long distances, are determined to protect the children of their communities from malaria. By providing preventive malaria treatment, like seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC), community health workers are helping create lasting impact in communities. In 2017, Catholic Relief Services and the Global Fund launched CRuSh Malaria, a campaign that aims to expand access to SMC for children in Niger and reduce the number of malaria cases among children under five by 60 percent by 2020.
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    On the March to End Malaria

    24 April 2018

    In Niger, everyday heroes have made the war against malaria their life mission. During the rainy season, when the disease strikes the most they meet families to dispense seasonal malaria chemoprevention to protect young children from the disease.
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    Fight Malaria to Save Children

    17 April 2018

    Children under the age of 5 are the most vulnerable to malaria. Seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) is a lifesaving preventive medication to protect young children from the disease during the rainy season.
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    Investing in HER to end HIV

    07 March 2018

    Sheryl Sandberg, Christine Lagarde, Prime Minister Erna Solberg, Her Excellency Monica Geingos and many others are speaking out in support of HER. Every day, over 1,000 adolescent girls and young women are infected with HIV. In the hardest hit countries, girls account for more than 80 percent of new infections among adolescents. Gender inequality, violence and limited access to education fuel the epidemic. But by working together, we can support adolescent girls and young women to become healthy, empowered and financially independent women who are free to fulfill their potential. HER – HIV Epidemic Response – aims to scale up programs to urgently reduce infection rates. Together, we can change the course of the epidemic and keep the next generation free from HIV.
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    Introducing: HER

    24 January 2018

    We all remember the challenges of youth. Many are unavoidable. HIV shouldn’t be one of them, but each day, over 1,000 young women and girls are infected with HIV. The Global Fund’s HIV Epidemic Response: HER initiative is a call to action to change the course of the epidemic. It’s an invitation for new partners to join the fight and invest in women and girls to end AIDS. It’s time for HER.
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    Peter Sands in Conversation

    19 December 2017

    Peter Sands was named the Global Fund’s next executive director in November. “If we work together to mobilize funds, build strong health systems and establish effective community responses we will be able to end epidemics, promote prosperity and increase our global health security,” he says.
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