Opinion

  • 27 May 2024
    The Path to Pandemic Preparedness Is Hidden in Plain Sight

    By Shunsuke Mabuchi, Head of Resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health and Pandemic Preparedness at the Global Fund

    “Pandemic preparedness and response” wasn’t part of my job when I started working at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in 2022. I was hired to lead the organization’s work on health systems strengthening in the 120 countries whe...
  • 25 April 2024
    To End Malaria, We Must Advance Health Equity

    By Scott Filler, Head of Malaria at the Global Fund

    The fight against malaria is at a pivotal point. In recent years, the progress we have made against this disease has ground to a halt, particularly in countries that carry a high burden of the disease.
  • 25 April 2024
    The Women Leading the Charge Against Malaria in Cameroon

    By Peter Sands, Executive Director

    We have new tools, but it is the health workers on the frontline who make the difference against malaria.
  • 25 April 2024
    How Innovative Partnerships Accelerated Access to New Malaria Tools
    A rapidly changing global health landscape—marked by climate change, conflict, drug and insecticide resistance—threatens to reverse progress against the mosquito-borne disease malaria. One of the oldest and deadliest infections, malaria claimed 608,0...
  • 18 April 2024
    To End AIDS, We Must Reclaim Our Unyielding Pursuit of Equity

    By Adv. Bience Gawanas, Vice-Chair of the Global Fund Board

    As HIV practitioners gather this week in Yaoundé for AFRAVIH, the largest international Francophone conference on HIV/AIDS, and a few months before the 25th International AIDS Conference in Munich, the Vice-Chair of the Global Fund Board urges renewe...
  • 16 April 2024
    Empower African Youth So They Can Put an End to AIDS

    By Patrick Fouda, Co-founder and Executive Director of the West and Central Africa Network of Positive Adolescents and Youth (RAJ+ AOC)

    When AIDS swept across Africa at the end of the last century, many of our governments were denying or downplaying the problem and it was the young people who mobilized. Large numbers of them were affected so they gave their energy, and even their liv...
  • 09 April 2024
    Community Health Workers Bridge the Gap
    Community health workers play a central role in fighting HIV, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria. They are essential to build resilient health systems that can respond to new health threats and provide health care for all.
  • 22 March 2024
    New Tools and Transformative Partnerships Can Help End TB

    By Dr. Mohammed Yassin, Senior TB Advisor, the Global Fund

    It appears new, lifechanging technologies come on the scene more and more with each passing year. In November 2022, the artificial intelligence (AI) tool ChatGPT dominated global headlines; by January 2023, the digital application had more than 100 m...
  • 22 March 2024
    TB: No Longer the Forgotten Pandemic?

    By Peter Sands, Executive Director

    For far too long, TB has been “the forgotten pandemic”: killing millions, but attracting a tiny fraction of the attention and resources that have been devoted to COVID-19 or even HIV. Yet now the fight against TB has remarkable momentum. In many coun...
  • 21 March 2024
    With Fresh Momentum, a Pivotal Moment for the Fight Against TB

    By Eliud Wandwalo, Head of Tuberculosis, the Global Fund

    In the fight against tuberculosis (TB), we may be on the cusp of an era of remarkable progress. The end of TB may not be here yet, but if the world grabs the momentum we have built in the last two years in the fight against this disease, we can make ...