We’ve been telling you about the power of The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria all year. Recently, the Global Fund released a new report outlining the progress it has helped make in the fight to end AIDS, TB and malaria around the world.
Since 2002, countries where the Global Fund invests have seen:
- AIDS-related deaths drop by 56%.
- TB deaths drop by 22%.
- malaria deaths drop by 46%.
And in 2018, countries where the Global Fund invests have seen:
- 719,000 HIV-positive women receive medicine to keep them alive and prevent transmission of HIV to their babies.
- 5.3 million people treated for TB.
- 131 million mosquito nets distributed.
- 125 million HIV tests taken.
- 18.9 million people on antiretroviral therapy for HIV.
- 9.4 million pregnant women receive preventative treatment for malaria.
- 8.3 million people reached with HIV prevention services.
Since 2002, the Global Fund has helped save 32 million lives, proving we can make progress against these preventable diseases. But new threats, such as drug resistance and stalled funding, have pushed the Global Fund off track to achieving the world’s goal of ending these epidemics by 2030.
Next week, world leaders will gather in Lyon, France for the Global Fund’s sixth replenishment conference. Click here to add your name now and tell world leaders they must take action to step up the fight against AIDS, TB and malaria.