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MAPUTO – The Global Fund and health partners in Mozambique today launched the implementation of six grants aimed at accelerating the end of HIV, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics.
The new grants will support the reduction of rates of malaria death and sickness by 40 percent by 2022 compared with 2015. The grants also aim to contribute to the reduction of new HIV infections and HIV-related deaths by 40 percent and TB death rates by 50 percent by 2020. Additionally, the resources will support improvement of efforts to find missing cases of TB.
An eruption of laughter, then silence as the girls looked nervously at each other. Finally, with an awkward smile and glance back at her friends, one young woman stood up and grasped the purple wrapper. With a deep breath, she ripped open the package.
“This is how you use a female condom,” she said, giggling briefly before beginning a clear, confident explanation of how to insert and remove the condom.
PRETORIA, February 5, 2016 - The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and a Regional Coordinating Mechanism (RCM) representing a group of 10 Southern African countries today signed a landmark grant to pioneer innovative models to reduce high rates of TB in the mining sector.
U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Ambassador Deborah Birx, Executive Director of UNAIDS Michel Sidibe, and Executive Director of the Global Fund Mark Dybul travelled to Mozambique to meet President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, Minister of Health Nazira Karimo Vali Abdula and other government officials to improve the support provided to the country in the implementation of programs against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. Mozambique has achieved remarkable progress in the fight against HIV, tuberculosis and malaria.
The Global Fund partnership brings together a myriad of strengths: finances; technical expertise; the experience and knowledge of communities affected by HIV, tuberculosis and malaria; innovation; and a capacity for constant evolution. The partners who comprise the Global Fund come with diverse abilities and points of view, yet they share a determination to serve people, to strive for social justice, and to achieve impact against HIV, TB and malaria and ultimately end the epidemics.
By Mark Dybul
Mozambique decriminalized its homosexuality laws last week. Until then, the country’s old, colonial penal code – in what it termed as “vices against nature” – had made same-sex relations a crime. A new penal code now removes those prejudiced words and legal barriers to same-sex relations.
MAPUTO, Mozambique - The Republic of Mozambique, Fundação para o Desenvolvimento da Comunidade, World Vision International and the Global Fund today reaffirmed their partnership, signing five new grants worth US$374 million to fight HIV, tuberculosis and malaria in Mozambique.
The Global Fund announced today that 6.6 million people are getting antiretroviral treatment for HIV through programs supported by Global Fund grants, with particularly strong gains in Nigeria, Mozambique, India, and Uganda this year. In mid-year results for 2014, the Global Fund also reported that programs supported by its grants have distributed a total of more than 410 million mosquito nets to protect children and families against malaria, an increase of 14 percent. In addition, 11.9 million people have been treated for tuberculosis in programs supported by the Global Fund.
GENEVA – The Global Fund announced today that 6.6 million people are getting antiretroviral treatment for HIV through programs supported by Global Fund grants, with particularly strong gains in Nigeria, Mozambique, India, and Uganda this year.
In mid-year results for 2014, the Global Fund also reported that programs supported by its grants have distributed a total of more than 410 million mosquito nets to protect children and families against malaria, an increase of 14 percent.
GENEVA – The Coca-Cola Company and its Foundations, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced the expansion of "Project Last Mile" to include 10 African countries over the next five years.
MAPUTO, Mozambique – The Ministry of Health of Mozambique, together with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, World Vision and BHP Billiton Sustainable Communities today announced a partnership to ensure that every family in Mozambique will be protected from malaria by the end of this year’s campaign.
Fernando Bambo, Malaria Consortium’s Communications and Advocacy Coordinator in Mozambique, writes about a teacher training initiative supporting educational activities in schools for malaria prevention and control initiatives in Nampula Province, northern Mozambique.
We have travelled from Malema District and finally reach Murrupula, in Nampula province, northern Mozambique. It is February, and the rain is falling heavily. In Mozambique at this time of the year malaria is usually at its peak due to mosquitoes breeding in stagnant water.
VICTORIA FALLS, Zimbabwe – A regional initiative that aims to eliminate malaria in the Zambezi valley was launched today by Zambia and Zimbabwe, with support from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
Announced on World Malaria Day, the cross-border initiative will accelerate efforts to eliminate malaria in the region with focused intervention, supported by existing grants from the Global Fund. Zambia and Zimbabwe hosted a series of events today in Livingstone, Zambia and Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, to launch the Trans-Zambezi Malaria Initiative.
Joint press release
NAIROBI, KENYA, 27, May 2010 - Government representatives from 20 African countries highly affected by HIV/AIDS gathered today in Nairobi to discuss ways to virtually eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV by 2015.
The three-day-consultation from 26 to 28 May is co-organized by the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and UN agencies, including UNAIDS, UNICEF, UNFPA and WHO. Participants are exploring how to expand and strengthen services for pregnant women and increase treatment for infected mothers and children.
88 Million Bed Nets Distributed for Malaria
Geneva - The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria today announced that 2.3 million people living with HIV have been reached with lifesaving antiretroviral (ARV) treatment through AIDS programs it supports, a 31 per cent increase over results reported a year ago.
Global Fund-supported tuberculosis programs have so far put more than 5.4 million people on effective TB drugs treatment. Tuberculosis is the leading cause of death among HIV-infected people; the World Health Organization estimates that TB accounts for up to a …
This fact sheet outlines the principles and approach in determining the number of people on antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) for HIV/AIDS treatment, with a breakdown of the results by country, and answers to commonly-asked questions.
Question 1: How many people are receiving ARVs from programs supported by Global Fund grants?
As of June 1st 2009, programs supported by the Global Fund have reported 2.3 million people currently on ARVs for treatment of HIV/AIDS.
Question 2: What is the regional breakdown of people currently receiving ARVs?