Stories

  • 22 March 2018
    Facing the World's Most Deadly Infectious Disease
    Curable, but contagious. Preventable, but potentially fatal. 4,600 deaths every day. This is reality of tuberculosis.
  • 22 March 2018
    2018: Year for Action Against TB
    Despite being preventable and treatable, tuberculosis has devastating health, social and economic consequences. TB kills more people than any other infectious disease. The emergence of multidrug-resistant TB represents a threat to global health secur...
  • 21 December 2017
    2017: A Year of Impact
    As we turn the page on 2017 and welcome 2018, we look back on some of the stories we’ve shared over the year. This brief review can hardly summarize all that’s happened in the fight to end the epidemics of HIV, TB and malaria. Instead, it grounds us ...
  • 01 December 2017
    Breaking the Chains of HIV
    “Disclosing my status to my family is unthinkable!” is a common interjection at Aboya, a women’s center in Senegal. In many countries across West Africa, the perception of women living with HIV is still tainted with prostitution, promiscuity and a lo...
  • 31 October 2017
    Filling the Health Care Gap
    “Losing a child to malaria is every parent’s nightmare,” says Maïmouna, a mother of 4, who remembers the hopeless nights and tragedies that have forever marked her neighbors. In communities across Senegal, volunteers are rising as agents of their own...
  • 09 October 2017
    TB Heroes of the Hinterlands
    The hunt for an unconventional killer calls for unconventional measures. Tuberculosis, a disease that hides in plain sight, has infected 2 billion people. Every year, more than 10 million of these people develop active TB and fall sick – and every ye...
  • 16 August 2017
    A Tale of Two Sex Workers
    Working with Kenya Red Cross and LVCT Health, the Global Fund supports sex workers in Kisumu, Kenya, with their different needs, allowing them to stay healthy. The organizations provide services that seek to keep the sex workers not infected with HI...
  • 05 July 2017
    Dignity
    When Musa Bobson found out last summer he was HIV positive, he thought his world had ended. Social attitudes toward men who have sex with men in Sierra Leone are loaded with stigma and discrimination, so the 25-year old felt lost and afraid. Many men...
  • 15 June 2017
    HIV Prevention Through RISE Young Women's Clubs in South Africa
    In 2015 alone, 100,000 South African girls aged 15-24 were infected with HIV, compared with 42,000 boys. Soul City Institute for Social Justice created RISE Young Women's Clubs to help shrink these catastrophic numbers.
  • 18 May 2017
    In Sierra Leone, A Haven for Vulnerable Young Women
    Josephina Akamarg was 4 years old when she became an orphan. Raised by her elderly grandmother in a poor household in Freetown, Sierra Leone’s capital, Josephina often skipped school until one day she ran away from home. With no parental support and ...