Feature Stories

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    El Salvador Triumphs Over Malaria

    01 March 2021

    El Salvador has become the first country in Central America to be certified malaria-free. This extraordinary achievement follows more than 50 years of commitment, hard work and community involvement. Speaking from villages, riverbanks and rural clinics, frontline health workers and malaria volunteers shared stories of what it took to eliminate the deadly parasite, and how they plan to keep their country malaria-free in the long term.
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    Protecting the most vulnerable in Latin America and the Caribbean during times of COVID-19

    10 February 2021

    Latin America and the Caribbean have made significant progress in the fight against HIV, tuberculosis and malaria in the last few decades. But the COVID-19 pandemic has hit the region hard, and its indirect effects could allow infectious diseases to resurge.
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    In Guatemala, HIV self-testing brings care and hope during COVID-19

    28 January 2021

    When COVID-19 arrived in Guatemala, the community health center where Bryanna and her fellow sex workers got tested for HIV closed its doors. With support from the Global Fund, a pilot of self-testing kits is helping people like Bryanna and Ben get access to HIV prevention and diagnosis in times of COVID-19.
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    15 Years of (RED)

    26 January 2021

    Partnering with the Global Fund since 2006, (RED) harnesses the power of people and the world’s most iconic brands to fight AIDS. Profits from the sale of (RED)-branded products and experiences have generated more than $650 million for Global Fund grants to date, benefiting more than 180 million people in Africa. On (RED)'s 15th anniversary, join us in celebrating some of the moments that have marked the movement.
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    Rosemary’s story: Passion for saving lives remains undimmed by COVID‑19

    13 January 2021

    For Rosemary Wanjiru, a community health volunteer in Nairobi’s Soweto Village, fighting TB in the time of COVID-19 has meant making impossible choices.
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    A look back at 2020

    18 December 2020

    In just 12 months, the COVID-19 pandemic has spread across the world and collided with existing epidemics, straining many health systems to the breaking point. The pandemic has exposed ugly inequalities, put vulnerable communities at greater risk, disrupted economies and claimed more than 1.6 million lives. No country or community has been left untouched.
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