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The Global Fund

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

Bea Edwards | Posted 08.27.2014 | 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 08.06.2014 | 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 08.05.2014 | 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.

Our Fight, Our Future

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf | Posted 08.24.2013 | Impact
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

People often ask me if I feel pressure as the first democratically elected female leader of an African nation. It's a fair question, but the pressure I feel should be the same felt by all African leaders: to improve the lives of Africans.

An Opportunity to Link Arms, and Resources, on the Path to $15 Billion

Deborah Derrick | Posted 08.18.2013 | Impact
Deborah Derrick

Imagine the benefits that the end of these diseases would bring: more healthy mothers and children, an increased number of productive workers, greater global economic growth, and a safer, more stable world for all of us.

Here I Am: Calling on G8 Leaders to be accountable

Lucy Chesire | Posted 08.13.2013 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

As the Group of Eight (G8) meetings get underway on the 17th and 18th of this month, there are many issues of great magnitude that world leaders will ...

Better Health, Better Human Rights

Dr. Mark Dybul | Posted 08.11.2013 | Impact
Dr. Mark Dybul

No entire country, or entire population, is at the same risk of contracting infectious diseases. Many diseases disproportionately affect the groups of people who get left behind, because they are criminalized and at the margins of society.

Ending Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission

Deborah Dugan | Posted 08.10.2013 | Impact
Deborah Dugan

Imagine a world where no mother living with HIV will have to transmit the virus to her baby while giving birth. Just 10 years ago, this would have bee...

My Story Is One Of Miracles: Modern Day, Medical Miracles

Constance Mudenda | Posted 08.07.2013 | Impact
Constance Mudenda

In March 2004, my husband fell ill and I decided that it was time to go for an HIV test. The results showed I had the virus, which was devastating new...

The Role of (RED) in Defeating AIDS

Dr. Mark Dybul | Posted 08.06.2013 | Impact
Dr. Mark Dybul

In an era of tightened budgets, we cannot rely solely on governments, non-governmental organizations and foundations. We need the partnership of the private sector.

Here I Am: Speaking out from the epicenter of the HIV epidemic in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Lucy Chesire | Posted 08.04.2013 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

In a few days, June 9th-12th, a very important conference is set to take place in Lithuania that will bring all those interested in harm reduction tog...

Ten Years Later, 'Medical Marshall Plan' Has Saved Millions of Lives

Tom H. Hart | Posted 08.04.2013 | Impact
Tom H. Hart

Those who rallied behind PEPFAR expressed a fundamental value -- that where you live should not determine if you live. As we look back on a decade of work, we can say proudly that those resources were not only effective, but transformational to individuals and communities alike.