To commemorate World AIDS Day, we’re launching a series of blog posts to educate, inspire and update you about the fight against HIV/AIDS. Keep an eye out for more posts like these on the ONE Blog during the week.
With World AIDS Day coming up tomorrow, ONE wanted to deliver some optimism on the fight against this worldwide epidemic. Joyce Kamwana, an ambassador with the Here I Am campaign and a great friend to ONE, joined us in the D.C. office back in September and gave her resounding endorsement of the Global Fund.
Joyce was diagnosed with HIV when she was 25. At that time, she was quickly falling prey to the disease, losing weight and watching her body turn against her. Thanks to antiretroviral therapy provided by the Global Fund, she is now 47 and a proud grandmother.
On World AIDS Day, it is imperative that we remember that the struggle against AIDS is not over yet. Cases like that of Joyce prove that coordinated and targeted international efforts can yield powerful results.
To read about the impact of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, visit our Global Fund success stories page here.