Feature Stories

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    Giving up a Living, to Save Lives

    08 August 2016

    Beatrice Miguoke knows what it means to take up a calling to save lives. In the 1980s she became her village’s traditional birth attendant. And for more than ten years, she helped hundreds of women safely birth their babies in her house with her bare hands. While she never set a price on the deliveries – insisting that such a special act was priceless – she made a decent income from the rewards that happy families offered her as they departed with their babies.
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    The Trekking ‘Doctors’

    06 July 2016

    Clutching her medicine box, Tibre Desu rounded a bend and sauntered down a rough road towards the distant hills on the horizon. She had just replenished her stock of medical supplies at Work Amba Health Center. Now her mind was on Dembela Health Post, her work station at the heart of her village in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia.
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    Providing TB Care in a Refugee Camp

    20 June 2016

    Access to health care is more important than ever in humanitarian emergencies such as a refugee crisis. On World Refugee Day, the Global Fund emphasizes that to end HIV, TB and malaria as epidemics we must follow the people wherever they are.
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    Beyond the Cut

    08 June 2016

    Lutgard Oketch raised her finger and used it to mimic a penis. She sat surrounded by roughly three dozen men, most of them bikers, who run motorbike taxis in Nyanza, western Kenya. With a job title of a “circumcision mobilizer,” she traverses villages in Siaya County in Nyanza calling men who haven’t been circumcised to take up the practice as a way to protect themselves against HIV.
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    Improving Health for Prisoners

    06 June 2016

    With its mandate to end HIV, TB and malaria as public health threats, the Global Fund invests in programs that support improved health care for prisoners. Sanitary conditions at the Abidjan Detention and Correctional Center in Côte d’Ivoire are a challenge. The prison, which is over-capacity by about 30 percent and houses a population of 5,000 prisoners – men and women – is the largest in the country.
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    World Malaria Day 2016

    25 April 2016

    The fight against malaria is one of the most inspiring success stories of the 21st century. Partnership, political commitment and smart and effective investments have cut malaria deaths by 60 percent since 2000, saving millions of lives and transforming communities.
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