Feature Stories

The Global Fund / Vincent Becker

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    Learning From Ebola to Fight Malaria

    13 December 2016

    The remote health post in Koribondo has no electricity, the sole midwife rushes from one pregnant woman to another, and nurses use buckets to fetch water from a nearby well. On a rainy afternoon, dozens of mothers waited under a leaky roof to get themselves and their babies tested for malaria. Many had walked for hours on dirt paths to reach the clinic. The motorcycle ambulance, meanwhile, sat idle. There was no fuel for it.
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    Sex For Fish

    01 December 2016

    With a furrowed brow, Elizabeth Masere faced the camera and told the story of her life matter-of-factly. She spoke of the tough job of trying to raise her six children by selling fish at the shores of Lake Victoria – East Africa’s largest lake. She told about the men who controlled fishing and who exploited women for sex. As hard as money was to come by, having it did not guarantee she would get the fish she needed to sell, Elizabeth said. To sell her their fish, the fishermen demanded not just money, but sex.
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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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