Stories

  • 17 February 2022
    Zambia: Solar Power Fuels Better Health
    Health facilities need power. Clinics, maternity wards, operating rooms, medical warehouses and laboratories all rely on electricity to function and provide lifesaving health care. But in remote regions of the world, particularly in sub-Saharan Afric...
  • 11 February 2022
    Partnering for Innovation: Reaching Communities in Mali Through Digital Health Initiatives
    Monitoring the spread of COVID-19 in communities can be challenging. Lockdowns and restrictions mean that fewer people can access health facilities, and fear of contagion can discourage people from seeking out health care even if they have symptoms.
  • 11 February 2022
    Djibouti: Women-run Mobile Brigades Fight HIV and COVID-19 Together
    In Djibouti, people living with HIV often face stigma and discrimination. These barriers can prevent people – particularly women – from getting the treatment and testing services that they need.
  • 11 February 2022
    Mozambique: Transforming the National Laboratory System in Response to COVID-19
    Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, Mozambique’s public health laboratory network experienced frequent supply stock-outs and capacity was centralized in two locations. When COVID-19 hit, the country was able to conduct only 600 COVID-19 tests a day fo...
  • 11 February 2022
    Bangladesh: Rapid Recovery of Tuberculosis Case Notifications
    When the COVID-19 pandemic first hit Bangladesh, tuberculosis (TB) case notifications dropped by 22% between 2019 and 2020, an alarming decrease in one of the world’s 30 high-TB burden countries.
  • 11 February 2022
    Bryanna Nicole Camey From Guatemala City, Guatemala
    Bryanna Nicole Camey studied business, but never managed to get a job in her field. She says this is “because of the way people look at me.” Faced with stigma and harassment, Bryanna, like many transgender women in Guatemala, makes a living as a sex ...
  • 11 February 2022
    Nhin Kpă From La Rsươm, Viet Nam
    Nhin Kpă has been a community health worker since 2019, working to provide essential health services to people living in a remote region of Viet Nam who are at high risk of malaria.
  • 03 February 2022
    Maia’s Story: Mobile App Transforms Drug-resistant TB Treatment
    Maia Chikovani is a busy mother of two boys. She spends her days looking after Luka, 14, and Saba, 12; managing the household; and tending to the animals on their small farm in the village of Bashi in western Georgia. She also works outside the home ...
  • 20 December 2021
    Reflecting on 2021
    The COVID-19 pandemic continued to dominate all aspects of life this past year – tragically claiming millions of lives, straining health systems and worsening existing inequalities. For the first time in the Global Fund’s 20-year history, progress wa...
  • 01 December 2021
    World AIDS Day 2021
    This year marks 40 years since the first cases of AIDS were reported, and 20 years since the world created the Global Fund to help defeat HIV. In that time, over 77 million people have become infected with HIV and over 36 million have died from AIDS-...