Opinion

  • 12 May 2020
    Amid COVID-19, Communities Continue Fight against Other Pandemics
    At the International AIDS conference in 2000 I joined an activist community that barreled through the streets of Durban demanding universal access to HIV treatment. At the time, the treatment was only accessible to the rich – it cost more than US$10,...
  • 07 April 2020
    The Threat to Africa
    Covid-19 is like a drama in which each act eclipses the one before. First, it was Wuhan. Then it moved to Europe. Now it’s accelerating in the United States. But the act that could overshadow all is when Covid-19 takes off in Africa.
  • 27 March 2020
    Re-thinking Global Health Security
    As the G7 and G20 strive to coordinate the global response to the COVID-19 crisis, policymakers are being bombarded with proposals about creating new funds, new institutions, and new initiatives, all requiring billions of dollars.
  • 25 March 2020
    When Finance Fails: Why Economists Didn’t See a Coronavirus Collapse Coming
    If being the CEO of a major international bank and now the head of a global health organization has taught me one thing, it’s that there’s a chasm of mutual incomprehension between the worlds of global finance and global health.
  • 23 March 2020
    Fighting Tuberculosis: Lessons for COVID-19
    As governments around the world struggle to contain spiraling infections and an ever-increasing death toll from COVID-19, it’s worth reflecting on what lessons we can draw from the long and still unfinished fight against tuberculosis – the world’s mo...
  • 29 November 2019
    On World AIDS Day: Step Up the Fight Against HIV
    This World AIDS Day, there is a new sense of urgency and energy across the partnership that comprises the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Urgency given the need to step up the fight — our current trajectory will not get us to the...
  • 30 October 2019
    Promises Alone Cannot Save Our Lives
  • 16 October 2019
    How We Can Secure the Broadest Access to Quality-Assured and Affordable Medicines to Defeat HIV
    Since its inception in 2002, the Global Fund has saved 32 million lives! This tremendous figure is the result of efforts by a wide array of actors comprising the Global Fund partnership, including implementer governments, multilateral agencies, bilat...
  • 19 September 2019
    Next Stop: Universal Health Coverage for all Africans
    One million people worldwide do not have access to basic health care due to a lack of financial resources or proximity of services. Behind this figure, we can only imagine the difficulties faced every day by the most vulnerable people in developing c...
  • 28 August 2019
    TICAD is a Great Path to Sustainable Global Prosperity
    For the seventh time in the last 25 years, African and Japanese leaders will meet again this month to chart the way forward for a future of shared prosperity for Africa, Japan and the world. Through Tokyo International Conference on African Developme...