In this week’s Amazing Africa, we’re paying homage to The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, an organization that is severely at risk of being cut by Congress, although it has helped more than 4.2 million people receive HIV treatment, 9.7 million receive anti-tuberculosis medication and more than 310 million receive insecticide nets to prevent malaria.
We want to give you a first-hand look at the families, hospitals and communities that have benefitted from Global Fund support. Through these photos, you can witness for yourself that these programs work. Scroll through and see the proof, then tell President Obama to sustain funding to The Global Fund here.
As you look through think to yourself: This program could get cut from the US budget!
Though her son Michael was lucky to be born HIV-free, her friend’s son was not so fortunate; his mother faulted on her medication and he was born with the disease. After her friend passed, Princess took in the 5-month little boy and cares for him as her own.
In Ethiopia, The Global Fund supports programs that train women as health extension workers, giving them the resources to help and their communities the access to healthcare. It all comes full circle!