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Why We Work

Sonal Mehta | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
Sonal Mehta

This is why we work, not for big projects or abstract achievements but for the difference we can make in people's lives. Simply put, our organization, India HIV/AIDS Alliance, strengthens community action on AIDS in India.

A New Development Framework for Emerging Powers

Dr. Mark Dybul | Posted 03.10.2014 | Impact
Dr. Mark Dybul

Emerging powers are well positioned to have an enormous impact on the regions in which they reside as well as on the global stage. They should maximize this impact in positive and mutually beneficial ways, helping to lead and support strategies for global and regional growth.

Here I Am: Pledging Conference raises historic 12 billion for Global Fund's work through 2016

Lucy Chesire | Posted 02.01.2014 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

Since July 2012, the Here I Am Campaign has been receiving stories from communities around the world, whose lives have been greatly impacted by the Gl...

Treating HIV/AIDS Globally Can Be Done

Ira Magaziner | Posted 02.02.2014 | Impact
Ira Magaziner

In the United States and Europe, people living with AIDS received treatment to keep them alive, but there was a widely held view that treatment was too expensive and too difficult to be provided successfully in the developing world.

Winning the AIDS Fight; It Takes a Village

Deborah Dugan | Posted 02.01.2014 | Impact
Deborah Dugan

The African proverb "it takes a village" is often used to describe how the upbringing of a child is the responsibility of the extended family -- a communal effort. And as there is nothing more precious than the life of a child, it's beyond justification that every day 700 babies are needlessly born with HIV. Over the past 32 years, AIDS has killed more than 35 million people, many of them children. So when it comes to looking at what it will take to win the fight to end AIDS, the saying "it takes a village" has never had more meaning.

We Can't All Be Doctors

Desmond Tutu | Posted 01.31.2014 | Impact
Desmond Tutu

We've come so far since the days of unnecessary dying, even without yours truly as a doctor. We don't need to fear diseases like HIV, malaria or TB as death sentences anymore, but challenges we have the power to overcome.

Complacency and Stigma: Is HIV No Longer a Death Sentence?

Verneda White | Posted 01.30.2014 | Impact
Verneda White

Wesley's HIV status did not change my love for him, but his death five months after that phone call, coupled with the loss of a second friend in five years hits me every time I hear the words "HIV is no longer a death sentence."

It's World AIDS Day Weekend So Come On and "Play It Fuckin' Loud!"

Tommy Trash | Posted 01.30.2014 | Impact
Tommy Trash

There's something really powerful about seeing tens of thousands of dance fans come together not only for a festival, but to loudly and proudly show their support for the battle to end this terrible disease. It's support like this which helps move the dial; it shows governments and businesses that young people care.

Thanksgiving and World AIDS Day

Dr. Mitchell Besser | Posted 01.29.2014 | Impact
Dr. Mitchell Besser

With World AIDS Day following Thanksgiving so closely this year, let's be thankful ...

Rise Africa! We Have No Time to Lose

Jeannette Kagame | Posted 01.29.2014 | Impact
Jeannette Kagame

Today the first generation since the first incident of HIV occurred is joining the human family. We have come a long way from a time of desperation, when we were sure this epidemic would destroy our families, our countries and our continent. But we are still here -- through no coincidence or chance -- rather, because we united as a global community and refused to let future generations share the same fate as too many of our friends, parents, brothers and sisters.

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...

Why The Phrase 'AIDS In Africa' Needs To Be Retired

Reuters | Posted 01.26.2014 | Impact

* Some African countries make great progress, others lag * Disparity means one-size-fits-all approach will not work * Ca...

Mac Pro, Storm Trooper Helmet, Other Ridiculously Cool Items Raise $26 Million To Fight AIDS

Posted 11.26.2013 | Impact

Art, science and design collided for a cause this weekend at Sotheby's in New York. An event at the renowned art auction house Saturday featured f...

My Best Investment

Dato Sri Tahir | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Dato Sri Tahir

When I was boy, I dreamed of becoming a doctor. I was born in Indonesia in the early 1950's, a time when most families in my country lacked access to health care. As a result, thousands of children died each year from preventable diseases such as measles, polio and malaria.

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

Here I Am: The Global Fund Is Vital for Communities

Lucy Chesire | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

This past week, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria held an important regional meeting in Lusaka (Zambia) to speak with those most...

Learning from Africa

Dr. Mark Dybul | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Dr. Mark Dybul

The shared responsibility in African societies where we work with many partners has inspired us in our battles against the dreadful diseases affecting such a tenacious continent. These lessons are critically important as the world launches onto the last stretch in the fight against these diseases.

Here I Am: The Fight Against AIDS, TB and Malaria - it's personal

Lucy Chesire | Posted 11.06.2013 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

I'm far from home this week as I'm in Geneva to attend the last Board Meeting of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and malaria before the pledging con...

Here I Am: The Global Fund & why Full Replenishment is Essential in the Fight Against TB

Lucy Chesire | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

Despite the fact that it is both preventable AND curable, a recent report from the World Health Organization estimates that 1.3 million people died in...

For Millions of People, Hope Lies in the Balance this December

Laurindo Garcia | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Laurindo Garcia

I received a text message from a friend today that he's headed to the beach next week; an unexceptional piece of information, except for the fact that last August "going to the beach" was the furthest thing from my his mind.

As HIV Drugs Spread Hope, Africa's Health Systems Struggle

Jeffrey Misomali | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jeffrey Misomali

I walked slowly through a maze of queues into the clinician's small office stacked high with patients' files. It was 7:30am on a cold winter morning and the facility was crowded with people.

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).

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.

Britain Donates To $1.6 Billion To End 3 Big Killers

AP | Posted 11.23.2013 | Impact

UNITED NATIONS -- Britain has announced that it is giving 1 billion pounds, or $1.6 billion, to The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malari...

Investing in a Future for Africa's Women

Joyce Banda | Posted 11.23.2013 | Impact
Joyce Banda

In the last few years, tremendous gains have been made in prevention of mother to child transmission. In July this year, the global health community welcomed the one millionth baby born free from HIV.