Stories

  • 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-...
  • 29 November 2021
    Ukraine: Breaking Down Human Rights Barriers to Accelerate the Fight Against HIV
    Over the last two decades, the world has made tremendous progress in the fight against HIV. In countries where the Global Fund invests, AIDS-related deaths have dropped by 65% since the Global Fund was founded 20 years ago. But progress has not been ...
  • 25 November 2021
    Fighting Violence Against Women and Girls During COVID-19
    When COVID-19 arrived and countries went into lockdown, this not only posed a threat to people’s health, but also to their human rights. Occurrences of gender-based violence (GBV) – where a person is attacked based on their gender or gender identity ...
  • 03 November 2021
    20 Years of Progress to Protect Mothers and Babies From HIV
    The four-year age gap between 18-year-old Aaliyah and 22-year-old Winnie may seem insignificant, but because both girls were born to HIV-positive mothers at a time when prevention of mother-to-child-transmission therapies (PMTCT) were only beginning ...
  • 18 October 2021
    From Football Stadiums to Hospital Beds: Responding to COVID-19 in Malawi
    For two months in early 2021, Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe – the largest stadium in Malawi – was not a place for football. Instead, a devastating second wave of COVID-19 had overwhelmed hospitals and turned the stadium into a temporary field ho...
  • 05 October 2021
    Adapting TB Programs to Face the Challenge of COVID-19: Lessons From the Philippines
    When the Philippines first went into COVID-19 lockdown last year, the Department of Health’s National TB Control Program (NTP) knew they had to act fast to ensure that TB patients were not cut off from accessing their lifesaving treatment.
  • 08 September 2021
    Indonesia’s Top TB Crusader Reflects on the State of the Fight
    Dr. Erlina Burhan has treated tens of thousands of TB patients over her 30-year long career. One patient she will never forget is An Biya Nur Melani. An Biya was just 17 years old when she was diagnosed with multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB)...
  • 06 August 2021
    From Death Sentence to Hope:
    If the world today is on course to halting AIDS, TB and malaria as epidemics, much of the success is owed to the tireless efforts of millions of health workers.