• 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...
  • 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 ...
  • 20 March 2024
    Meet Mira Alimbaeva, drug-resistant TB survivor and Kyrgyz activist
    Mira Alimbaeva, from Kyrgyzstan, holds a master’s degree in international relations from Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest and is a member of the Global Fund Youth Council. She advocates for TB patients and raises awareness on TB stigma and discri...
  • 14 February 2024
    Conflict and Climate Change Are Supercharging Malaria, But It Can Be Stopped

    By Peter Sands, Executive Director of the Global Fund, and Achim Steiner, Administrator of UNDP

    The link between climate and the spread of malaria is well-acknowledged. As the planet warms, the threat posed by this ancient killer will only increase. We are already seeing signs of that future. In 2022, Pakistan experienced its worst malaria out...
  • 12 January 2024
    Pandemic or Not, Medical Oxygen Remains Essential

    By Peter Sands, Executive Director, The Global Fund

    Among the most shocking images from the COVID-19 pandemic were of people gasping for air, unable to breathe, their blood oxygen so severely depleted that some died in ambulances lined up outside hospitals. In wealthier countries, there was a panicked...
  • 12 December 2023
    Celebrating Universal Health Coverage In Nigeria

    By Peter Sands, Executive Director, The Global Fund

    Nigeria is Africa’s most populous nation, with over 200 million people. It’s a vibrant country full of entrepreneurial energy and talent, but it’s also a country affected by poverty and disease. Almost 90 million Nigerians live in extreme poverty. So...
  • 08 December 2023
    Q&A with Patrick Alain Fouda, Member of the Global Fund Youth Council
    Patrick Fouda is a 27-year-old Cameroonian organizer and social entrepreneur who is on the way up. When he was 23, he was inspired to co-found the Cameroon Network of HIV-positive Adolescents and Youth (RECAJ+) to respond to the social inequalities a...
  • 02 December 2023
    Ending AIDS Among Children Can Be An Inspiration Toward Ending All Preventable Deaths Among Children

    By Chip Lyons, President & CEO of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation and Peter Sands, Executive Director of the Global Fund

    In a world where those with less power and privilege are often forgotten, the welfare of children stands out. Even though they cannot advocate for themselves, or perhaps because of this, the world hasn’t done enough to stop preventable deaths among c...
  • 02 December 2023
    Against A Foe As Formidable As HIV, Anything Less Than Victory Is Creating A Future Problem

    By Peter Sands, Executive Director, The Global Fund

    With another World AIDS Day behind us, we reflect on the nearly 40 million people who have lost their lives to this terrible disease. Yet we should also recognize the extraordinary progress we have made in combatting HIV and AIDS. Since 2002, in coun...
  • 01 December 2023
    Communities Affected by HIV Will Write the Last Chapter of the Disease

    By Dr. Vuyiseka Dubula, Head of Community Rights and Gender, the Global Fund

    Dramatic changes have shaped the fight against HIV in the last 20 years. Highly effective antiretroviral therapy existed at the turn of the millennium – but only in rich countries. For people living in low- and middle-income countries – like my home ...