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Overcoming Challenges in Global Health

Dr. Mark Dybul | Posted 05.24.2016 | Impact
Dr. Mark Dybul

Partners in global health have made tremendous progress in the last decade in the fight against HIV, tuberculosis and malaria. By working together and involving people affected by the diseases, civil society, the private sector and governments, we have seen progress way beyond what seemed possible only a few years ago.

Speak Out Now Against Corruption

Dr. Mark Dybul | Posted 04.26.2016 | Impact
Dr. Mark Dybul

Corruption is unacceptable, in any form. As a partnership organization that invests a significant amount of public money for public good, the Global Fund has a special responsibility. Every dollar, euro, pound or yen raised must go where it is intended. The lives of people affected by HIV, TB and malaria rely on effective investment, and taxpayers in every country that contributes should demand full accountability.

The Best of America: Part II

Deborah Derrick | Posted 04.13.2016 | Impact
Deborah Derrick

This is the second in a three-part series on U.S.-led successes in global health. This post focuses on a question recently posed to me: What game-chan...

With Increased Commitment, Europe Demonstrates Leadership in Global Health

Dr. Mark Dybul | Posted 03.03.2016 | Impact
Dr. Mark Dybul

Ending epidemics that affect the lives of millions of people in low-income and middle-income countries is one of the smartest investments anyone can make to create opportunity, promote social justice and foster growth and security.

Education and Health: Keys to Reducing HIV among Adolescent Girls and Young Women

Dr. Mark Dybul | Posted 02.18.2016 | Impact
Dr. Mark Dybul

An epidemic sweeping across southern and eastern Africa reminds me of a hard truth in public health: diseases thrive in places where there is inequity and lack of opportunity. That epidemic -- HIV among adolescent girls and young women -- is threatening to roll back many gains made in the fight against HIV in the past 15 years.

17. Million. Lives.

Dr. Mark Dybul | Posted 09.21.2016 | Impact
Dr. Mark Dybul

Many more lives are still at risk. We must seize the momentum, embrace ambition and move faster to end HIV, TB and malaria as epidemics.

The Next Phase of an American Legacy: John Kerry, Global Health and Financing for Development

Deborah Derrick | Posted 07.13.2016 | Impact
Deborah Derrick

This week's Financing for Development (FfD) Conference - a major gathering to advance the post-2015 development agenda - will be critical in deciding how the world's governments and private sector and civil society partners will contribute to international development in the future.

Global Access To Health Care Is Now Better Than Ever Before

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.23.2015 | Healthy Living

Despite the fact that income inequality is rising around the world, health outcomes and access to health care are, paradoxically, becoming more and mo...

Dr. Christoph Benn: 'We Always Have To Be Aware Of Complacency' When It Comes To HIV

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.23.2015 | Business

Dr. Christoph Benn, director of External Relations at the Global Fund, admitted HIV is probably "not conceived as as much of a crisis" by younger peop...

Who's Next as the Top Cop at the Global Fund?

Bea Edwards | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics
Bea Edwards

Just recently, Martin O'Malley, the third Inspector General in three years at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, announced he would step down in December, cutting short a six-year commitment to the quasi-private, intergovernmental organization based in Geneva.

Investing in Health: African Countries Expand Domestic and Innovative Financing

Deborah Derrick | Posted 10.06.2014 | Impact
Deborah Derrick

Though we still have a long way to go, domestic spending increases among African Union nations demonstrate growing political will -- a sign that we are right on track. Most importantly, it sends a strong political message to international donors that their investments are working.

How Did the Global Fund Fire Its Inspector General and Then Claim He Worked Without Interference?

Bea Edwards | Posted 10.05.2014 | Politics
Bea Edwards

The problem here -- the loophole the Congress left open and the State Department drove its certification process through -- is secrecy.

Better and Smarter Investments in the HIV Response

Dr. Mark Dybul | Posted 09.14.2014 | Impact
Dr. Mark Dybul

Scientific advances and our experience on the ground now give us the historic opportunity to end HIV as an epidemic and turn it into low-level endemicity. But to complete the job we need to be much smarter.

World AIDS Day, 2023

Alicia Keys | Posted 01.31.2014 | Impact
Alicia Keys

To borrow and reimagine the words of President Kennedy: We choose to end AIDS. We choose to provide access to treatment to everyone in the world living with HIV by the end of this decade, not because it is easy, but because it is hard. This is our moon shot.

Here I Am: Momentum Is On Our Side; It Is Time for Donors to Step Up

Lucy Chesire | Posted 01.28.2014 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

Next week, on December 3rd world leaders will meet in Washington DC for the replenishment conference of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis an...

Giving Thanks for the Chance to Save Millions of Lives

Deborah Derrick | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Deborah Derrick

While it's important to feel gratitude for what we've accomplished, it's precisely because of these advancements that we can't put current efforts on cruise control. We've put ourselves on a course where we can save millions of lives every year through targeted global health investments

Germany's Contribution to Development: Let's Grow the Conversation

Kate James | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Kate James

If we're going to be successful in solving huge and challenging global problems, then informing, engaging and inspiring people on the issues is going to be absolutely essential. In Germany, I hope this is just the beginning of growing the conversation.

Putting Science at the Service of Humanity

Yvonne Chaka Chaka | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Yvonne Chaka Chaka

Singers like me don't often go to scientific conferences. Science and singing seem as far removed from each other as malaria is from mbaqanga1. But the scientific conference I am attending this week in Durban, South Africa, is no usual gathering of ivory tower academics. It is the malaria community's largest meeting in four years - the 6th MIM Conference (Multilateral Initiative on Malaria malaria).

Hepatitis C Treatment in Ukraine: A Victory For Patients

Andriy Klepikov | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Andriy Klepikov

Price is a game changer. Just look at the effects caused by the advent of low-cost airlines. Flying has never been cheaper and people who could not afford boarding a plane can now travel to places they had only dreamed of.

Strong Leadership By the UK Inspires Us All

Dr. Mark Dybul | Posted 11.24.2013 | Impact
Dr. Mark Dybul

The UK has displayed remarkable long-term vision with this commitment. Its contribution of £1 billion to the Global Fund for 2014-2016 can allow people in many countries -- from presidents to community organizations to health workers -- to transform their countries by fighting HIV, TB, and malaria.

Here I Am: Historic 1 billion pound pledge from UK a challenge to the world to fully fund the Global Fund

Lucy Chesire | Posted 11.24.2013 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

Yesterday, the UK government made a historic commitment to transforming the lives of the world's poor. It is a signal of its' ambitious intent that i...

The Heart of the Matter in the Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Deborah Derrick | Posted 11.23.2013 | Impact
Deborah Derrick

The last century brought with it a landslide of medical breakthroughs, from penicillin to a polio vaccine. But scientific discovery is just the first step. Only when these tools move out of the laboratory and into the hands of people do we begin to feel their transformative impact.

We're All in This Together

Dr. Mark Dybul | Posted 11.05.2013 | Impact
Dr. Mark Dybul

Now that we have scientific advances that enable us to really defeat these diseases and remove them as threats to public health, we have to align our efforts in overarching partnership.

Can This Generation Deal A Death Blow To AIDS, Malaria And TB?

Posted 09.23.2013 | Impact

The planet has never been closer to defeating AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis. The Global Fund -- the Geneva-based financing organization leading the f...

Pushing to Topple TB for Good

Zsuzsanna Jakab | Posted 09.17.2013 | Impact
Zsuzsanna Jakab

In Europe, tuberculosis (TB) is often considered a disease of the past, what people used to call 'consumption.' But in reality, TB remains with and among us.