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The Global Fund Needs Japan Now More Than Ever

Dr. Mark Dybul | Posted 05.08.2013 | Impact
Dr. Mark Dybul

We have a historic opportunity to get HIV, tuberculosis and malaria under control. We are immensely grateful to the Japanese people for the role they have played towards this end.

Marion Comes to the MSF Tree Clinic

Dr. Raghu Venugopal | Posted 05.07.2013 | Impact
Dr. Raghu Venugopal

Marion, age 3, was first registered in our malnutrition program. She was measured and found to be 90 centimeters tall and was only 9.9 kilograms. For her to be moderately malnourished she had to be at least 11 kilograms.

UN Appoints Special Envoy For Health MDGs

Posted 03.01.2013 | Impact

Ray Chambers was appointed today by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon as the Special Envoy for Financing of the Health Related Millennium Development G...

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Five Monsters Inside Your Body

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 02.18.2013 | Science

Did you know that only one in ten of the cells in your body is actually human? That's right. A whopping 90 percent of your cells are bacterial, viral,...

Making It to 5 -- Life and Death in Rural Rwanda

Adam C. Levine | Posted 04.06.2013 | World
Adam C. Levine

The recent outbreak of malaria here demonstrates that even in Rwanda, which has made substantial improvements in child health, constant vigilance is needed.

Winning the Fight Against Malaria at All Costs

ZP Heller | Posted 04.06.2013 | Impact
ZP Heller

"This is a critical moment. Our gains will be lost if we do not move forward to defeat these diseases. We can't stop now. We have a historic opportunity to completely control these diseases. It is 'invest now or pay later.'"

A Striker Against Malaria

Didier Drogba | Posted 01.25.2013 | Impact
Didier Drogba

Even after you are no longer at risk of death, for months you are still physically weakened and thoroughly exhausted. I can personally attest to this. Imagine trying to train for a game in that condition. Now imagine trying to maintain a farm, or study for a big exam, or take care of your family.

Lance Gould

In Davos, Germany Donates 1 Billion Euros To The Global Fund

HuffingtonPost.com | Lance Gould | Posted 01.24.2013 | Impact

Germany announced on Thursday that it will increase its overall financial contribution to The Global Fund to 1 billion Euros. The Global Fund is the G...

Keep Pushing: Join the Campaign to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Arianna Huffington | Posted 03.25.2013 | Impact
Arianna Huffington

Last September, the Huffington Post, together with the Global Fund, launched The Big Push campaign, seeking to build on the great progress that has been made in recent years fighting AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. And to keep the spotlight on what is possible, HuffPost's front page is featuring photos of those who have joined the campaign. Please join us and submit your own.

The Big Push to Defeat AIDS, TB and Malaria

Dr. Mark Dybul | Posted 03.22.2013 | Impact
Dr. Mark Dybul

Every era offers something special. I think the most special thing about our current time is the incredible opportunity that scientific advances have provided in the field of global health, giving us the ability to completely control highly dangerous infectious diseases such as AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

Here I Am: Focus on Malaria Elimination -- an Interview With Dr. Roly Gosling

Lucy Chesire | Posted 03.19.2013 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

Dr. Roly Gosling is an international expert on malaria. I have asked him to answer a few questions for us regarding malaria elimination, its importance, and why the Global Fund is critical to achieving that goal worldwide.

Progress Against Malaria At Risk

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf | Posted 02.16.2013 | World
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

It would be a grave calamity to allow millions of children to lose their protection and wipe away our $10 billion investment to date by allowing resurgences in malaria to occur.

Defeating Malaria to Defend Dreams

Tasha Chambers | Posted 02.04.2013 | Impact
Tasha Chambers

Three months ago, I shared a story about a Ugandan girl -- Christine Akullo -- who was preparing to compete in the Paralympics in London. The events for which Christine had trained so hard went on without her, because she suddenly became ill with malaria.

Finding Kosaviya

Madelyn McGlynn | Posted 02.04.2013 | Teen
Madelyn McGlynn

I want to find Kosaviya, I want to make sure she is in school. I want to make sure she does not die from malaria.

After a Year of Sweeping Reform, the Global Fund Is Ready for New Challenges

Simon Bland | Posted 01.30.2013 | Impact
Simon Bland

Last December after a year of soul-searching about the Global Fund's future culminating in the cancellation of a scheduled round of grant-giving, I insisted that the Global Fund was alive and well.

Here I Am: From a Dream to Reality-- Ending Malaria in Swaziland

Lucy Chesire | Posted 01.16.2013 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

Nearly 30% of Swaziland's population is estimated to live places that are at risk for malaria, yet through strategic planning and stable financial support for essential malaria prevention, diagnosis, treatment and surveillance measures, the prevalence of malaria has been reduced to a mere 0.2%.

Fair Trade Palm Oil From Ghana: The Difference Fair Trade Makes

David Bronner | Posted 01.14.2013 | Impact
David Bronner

By asking ourselves critical questions about where ingredients like palm oil come from and under what conditions they are produced, we transcend the pattern of passive exploitative consumption that is destroying communities and ecosytems around the world.

Bringing Everyone to the Table to Make the World a Healthier Place

Deborah Derrick | Posted 01.09.2013 | Impact
Deborah Derrick

There's a lot of talk lately about what's wrong in the world -- and the myriad ways we disagree on how to fix it. I feel fortunate to work in global health, a field where there is a lot going right.

An Effective Fix for a Devastating Disease

Linda Unger | Posted 01.06.2013 | Impact
Linda Unger

Through its Imagine No Malaria initiative, The United Methodist Church has distributed more than a million bed nets in half a dozen countries in Africa. The program is successful because it relies on trusted faith networks and local community leaders to engage the beneficiaries.

Empowering Poor Women to Become Their Own Bankers

Ethan Veneklasen | Posted 01.06.2013 | Impact
Ethan Veneklasen

Women like Djessi, who live in very poor, very rural areas, face an often overwhelming set of challenges. Because their savings and credit needs tend to be small and irregular, formal-sector banks can't afford to provide them with financial services.

Here I Am: Campaign Ambassador for the Global Fund, Thoko Phiri

Lucy Chesire | Posted 12.25.2012 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

Here I Am Campaign Ambassadors are people from the grassroots who are directly affected or infected by AIDS, TB or malaria. Thoko Phiri leads Malawi Towards the three zeros: Zero new HIV infections, zero HIV related deaths and zero stigma and discrimination.

To Eradicate Poverty, Water and Sanitation Are Vital

David Winder | Posted 12.22.2012 | Impact
David Winder

Eradicating poverty can involve many varied and innovative approaches according to circumstance. But a universal factor is that development of livelihoods depends on communities enjoying good health and access to education. These, in turn, are reliant on access to safe water and sanitation.

The Spread of Diseases in a Changing World

Ravinder Sehgal | Posted 12.11.2012 | Science
Ravinder Sehgal

A catchy headline will often evoke thoughts of a loss or major disaster, and we are hounded regularly by information overload that seems ever escalating in exigency. There is a lot of coverage of potential environmental disasters associated with global climate change, but are the fears justified?

Here I Am -- An Activist's Story

Lucy Chesire | Posted 12.04.2012 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

As a TB-HIV advocate from Kenya who has actively supported the Global Fund for a number of years, I find people are always shocked to discover both how far we have come and how far we have to go.

Saving More Lives Than Ever

Hillary Clinton | Posted 12.01.2012 | Impact
Hillary Clinton

We want our progress to be transparent and want our partners to ask us hard questions. They can expect that we will do the same.