Opinion

  • 11 June 2018
    Paraguay Eliminates Malaria, Sets Example for the Region
    The World Health Organization today certifies Paraguay as having eliminated malaria, the first country in the Americas to be granted this status since Cuba in 1973, representing a significant public health achievement not only for Paraguay but for th...
  • 30 May 2018
    “It’s Time Tuberculosis Comes to an End” – India’s Minister of Health
    In an interview, Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda, India’s minister for health and family welfare, says he expects other high-burden countries to follow India’s example, and explains how New Delhi is planning to meet its ambitious goals.
  • 24 April 2018
    Time to Double Down on Malaria
    The global fight against malaria has stalled, raising the risk of a resurgence.
  • 13 March 2018
    A Historic Chance to End Tuberculosis
    More than 10 million people around the world get sick every year with tuberculosis, and 40 percent of them fail to be diagnosed, treated or reported by health systems. Despite being curable, TB remains the leading cause of death from an infectious di...
  • 07 March 2018
    Advancing Gender Equality
    This year, International Women’s Day on 8 March is more than a commemoration of progress to achieve gender equality. It is a time to recognize and support the strong forces underway that are calling out discrimination and misconduct, and advancing so...
  • 02 February 2018
    Making the World Safe from the Threats of Emerging Infectious Diseases
  • 26 January 2018
    From Davos, the Power of Public-Private Partnerships
    The power of public-private partnerships – the very essence of the Global Fund – was on display this week at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos. Three of the world’s leading private companies in their fields – Lombard Odier, Heineken ...
  • 10 October 2017
    Make a Global Priority of Finding Missing Cases of Tuberculosis
    Every year, 10.4 million people get sick with TB, an entirely preventable and curable disease. But more worrying, 40 percent of these individuals do not even receive care – they are “missed” by health systems after failing to be diagnosed, treated or...
  • 13 September 2017
    Investing in Global Health Security
    Investing in global health is a highly cost effective way to achieve greater security and stability, to protect communities worldwide from infectious disease and to halt emerging health threats.
  • 20 June 2017
    Reaching People for Better Health, Wherever They Go
    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 wh...