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    Reaching People for Better Health, Wherever They Go

    20 June 2017

    As we mark World Refugee Day, we are reminded that every day, thousands of families are forcefully displaced as a result of war and persecution. When people abandon their homes and communities, they also leave behind their family doctors or nurses who know them. Many interrupt treatment, which spreads drug resistance, and makes them vulnerable to new diseases.
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    TB REACH and the Global Fund: A Partnership to Find and Treat the “Missing Cases”

    02 June 2017

    In 2015, the tuberculosis death toll rose to an estimated 1.8 million worldwide, while 10.4 million people fell ill with the disease. TB is now the leading cause of death from an infectious disease – a truly unacceptable situation when the disease can be effectively treated and cured. While some global TB indicators, like treatment success, have improved and mortality rates have fallen, there is a large and persistent number of people each year who fail to be diagnosed or treated at all.
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    Megatrends and Maximizing Impact

    31 May 2017

    It is now 15 years since global health leaders came together to form the Global Fund partnership. We have made incredible progress toward the vision of a world free from the burden of HIV, tuberculosis and malaria, and investing in resilient and sustainable systems for health. The countries we serve have saved more than 20 million lives and reinvigorated communities and countries all over the world. More broadly, what seemed impossible 15 years ago has been achieved. We are at the tipping point of ending the HIV, tuberculosis and malaria epidemics.
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    Invest in Health

    19 May 2017

    At a time of accelerating change, when the news cycle feels more like a cyclone, a historic meeting this weekend could be overlooked. It shouldn’t be. The health ministers of G20 countries are gathering for the first time – a clear indication of the role of health in global development agenda.
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    In Sierra Leone, A Haven for Vulnerable Young Women

    18 May 2017

    Josephina Akamarg was 4 years old when she became an orphan. Raised by her elderly grandmother in a poor household in Freetown, Sierra Leone’s capital, Josephina often skipped school until one day she ran away from home. With no parental support and few prospects of surviving on her own, Josephina ended up making a living as a sex worker – a fate shared by thousands of other young women left orphaned by war and disease. “I had no family and I was alone, so I ended up in the street,” said Josephina, 25.
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    Save our Children by Wiping Out Malaria!

    01 May 2017

    Many people across sub-Saharan Africa will tell you they had malaria many times, as if it were nothing more than a harmless flu. Many will tell you their neighborhood is infested with mosquitoes, but would not initiate any efforts to protect their families. Many have survived. But my daughter Ami, like the thousands of others who lose their lives to malaria each and every year, paid the ultimate price.
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