Feature Stories

The Global Fund / Vincent Becker

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    Donors Pledge Nearly $13 Billion

    17 September 2016

    Donors pledged over US$12.9 billion for the next three years at the launch of the Global Fund’s Fifth Replenishment in an extraordinary tribute to partnership and collective determination to end HIV, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics and transform the lives of millions. Hosted by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the two-day event in Montréal displayed a spirit of optimism for the future as leaders from every corner of the world, governments, civil society, the private sector, and people affected by HIV, tuberculosis and malaria came together to build a more perfect world.
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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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