• 01 March 2023
    In Côte d’Ivoire, Sex Workers Team Up With Police to Fight Stigma and HIV

    By Deborah Guehi

    I had been working as a sex worker for almost ten years when, in 2009, a client encouraged me to organize sex workers in our town and fight for our rights. “Together you have power,” he assured me. He made this suggestion after I told him how utterly...
  • 16 December 2022
    The Criminalization of Sex Work Not Only Violates Human Rights – It Adds to HIV and LGBTQ+ Stigma

    By Lyle Muns, international advocate at Aidsfonds

    I have accomplished many goals in my life that fill me with pride. I am an international advocate for Aidsfonds in the Netherlands – promoting the work of The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. I am active in politics, with a focus...
  • 09 December 2022
    A Hotline Operator’s Tireless Efforts to Keep People on Drug Treatment Despite War in Ukraine

    By Mikhailo Degtyarev, Operator at the Trust and Hope Hotline

    A giant explosion that shattered a neighboring building’s windows announced the arrival of the war on February 24, 2022. The next days and weeks were surreal.
  • 01 December 2022
    The Best Way to Prepare for the Next Pandemic Is Not What You Think

    By Peter Sands and Winnie Byanyima

    The fight against HIV needs new impetus. As we feared when COVID-19 first emerged, the pandemic has had a devastating impact on progress against HIV and AIDS. But even before COVID-19, we were behind our targets for reducing new infections and deaths...
  • 30 November 2022
    World AIDS Day: How are we supposed to protect our babies?

    By Olena Stryzhak, Chair of the Ukrainian organization Positive Women

    The importance of breastfeeding has been established as essential to a baby’s development for centuries; but what if you’re faced with the problem of needing to breastfeed your child while potentially passing on a disease? This is the reality for man...
  • 30 November 2022
    We Have Tools to Prevent HIV – Let's Make Sure They Reach Those Who Need Them Most

    By Susie McLean, Senior Advisor, HIV Prevention, the Global Fund

    As we prepare for the next Global Fund funding cycle, we are working with programmers, researchers and advocates to adapt our HIV prevention investments to leverage new opportunities and to improve choices for people who need HIV prevention most.
  • 21 September 2022
    Why the World Can’t Afford to Give HIV, TB and Malaria a Chance to Bounce Back

    By Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and Peter Sands

    A child born today in Japan can expect to live to more than 84 years of age. By contrast, a child born in Lesotho can expect to live to just 50 years – a gap of 34 years between the countries with the world’s longest and shortest life expectancies.
  • 01 September 2022
    Dr. Donald Kaberuka “We can put an end to HIV-AIDS by 2030”

    By Jeune Afrique and Dr. Donald Kaberuka, Chair of the Global Fund Board

    The Global Fund has been instrumental in reducing the burden of pandemics that have stunted Africa's development over the past 20 years. But after years of progress, the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in some setbacks.
  • 30 August 2022
    Funding Healthcare Abroad Can Protect Britain From the Next Pandemic

    By Stephen Hammond, Conservative MP for Wimbledon

    In the last three years we have seen our society paralysed. Normal life was brought to a halt as an unknown virus came to these shores. More recently, a health emergency has been declared as we scramble to deal with another disease — monkeypox — spre...
  • 19 August 2022
    Monkeypox, Marburg and Miserable Heat: How the World Should Respond to Intersecting Crises

    By Peter Sands, Executive Director of the Global Fund, and Achim Steiner, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme

    The World Health Organization’s recent declaration of monkeypox as a global health emergency underscores a disconcerting reality: The world is beset by interlocking and intersecting crises. Deadly heat waves are sweeping the globe, sparking wildfires...