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Meet the real life-saving heroes doing incredible work to fight AIDS, TB and malaria

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As a global community, we all benefit when our neighbours are healthy. When people can access healthcare, they can invest in bettering their community: kids can attend school, adults can pursue careers, families can enjoy their time together, the list goes on. That’s why we’ve been campaigning across Europe, North America and Africa to make sure world leaders #StepUpTheFight against AIDS, TB and Malaria with the Global Fund since February.

This week, we’re in Lyon, France for the Global Fund’s Replenishment Conference where we’ll be bringing our superheroes to life!

(If you haven’t already found out which life-saving superhero you are, take our quiz now!)

Keep scrolling below to meet the real-life heroes who are taking action and fighting preventable disease every single day. Across the globe, they’re doing incredible work in partnership with the Global Fund, to combat preventable disease, fight stigma, develop life-saving solutions and build a healthier world for everyone, everywhere.

Meet Hannatou Abdou (AKA Auntie Retroviral), a community health worker in Danja, Niger who’s made it her mission to protect the children in her community from malaria.

Meet Professor Moses Joloba (AKA Professor Data), who is fighting TB with tech, innovation, and data at Uganda’s Supranational Reference Laboratory.

Meet Martha Clara Nakato (AKA Wonder Njeri), an HIV/AIDS advocate and volunteer for Uganda Network of Young People Living with HIV. She advocates for young people with HIV to break down the stigma and fear surrounding the disease.

Meet Dr. Eliud Wandwalo (AKA Captain Cash), Senior Disease Coordinator for TB at the Global Fund, who is working to find the “missing” four million TB patients. 

Meet Nthabeleng Nts’ekalle (AKA Doctor Able), a HER Voice ambassador, who advocates for girls and women through her work at the Lesotho Network of AIDS Service Organizations (LENASO). This nonprofit works at the grassroots level to connect people with the care and treatment they need, especially in hard-to-reach places. 

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